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Upcoming Scrub-Jay Festival celebrates bird unique to Florida

February 23, 2015 

The Florida scrub-jay, the only bird found exclusively in the Sunshine State, and its fascinating habitat are the features of the sixth annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival in Brevard County on Saturday, Feb. 28. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

February 17, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Feb. 28. 

Register now for a free hunter safety course

February 09, 2015 

The FWC is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2015 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at Birdapalooza, a celebration Feb. 7 of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on Lake Apopka on the shores of one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake Co.

January 22, 2015 

Applications must be received by Jan. 30. 

2 die in fatal boating accident on Lake Jesup

December 29, 2014 

Airboat containing 5 people struck overhead portion of bridge at S.R. 417. 

FWC captures bear in neighborhood where Lake Mary woman was bitten

December 05, 2014 

The woman was bitten Wednesday night. 

Bear bites Lake Mary woman; FWC on scene

December 04, 2014 

The incident happened Dec. 3. 

Help plan the future of Hilochee Wildlife Management Area

December 01, 2014 

Dec. 16 public hearing at 7 p.m. in Tavares. 

Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center ribbon-cutting is Nov. 18

November 13, 2014 

The center is on the site of the former New Smyrna Beach High School. 

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