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Learn, have fun at Florida Black Bear & Wildlife Conservation Festival Oct. 11

September 15, 2014 

15th annual festival will be held in Umatilla. 

FWC addresses 2 venomous reptile issues

July 28, 2014 

Men from Sarasota, Fort Myers involved in separate incidents. 

Public meeting to discuss Illinois pondweed on Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

July 14, 2014 

July 21 at Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Complex. 

FWC catches commercial turtle poachers

July 14, 2014 

3 Lakeland men, 1 Okeechobee turtle farmer face charges. 

Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation

June 13, 2014 

Monday, June 30 in Seminole County; Wednesday, July 2 in Polk County. 

Nighttime boating safety event set for Lee, Charlotte counties

May 29, 2014 

Goals are to reduce risk of accidents, inform boaters about proper vessel lighting. 

Sea turtle organization honors FWC biologist

May 22, 2014 

Anne Meylan given Lifetime Achievement Award from International Sea Turtle Society. 

Bass management change proposed; meetings scheduled

May 21, 2014 

Meetings are May 29 in Lake Wales, June 16 in Lakeland. 

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary founder cited for wildlife-care violations

May 06, 2014 

Ralph Heath cited for 59 wildlife code violations. 

Boating, angling demonstrations at Chinsegut Conservation Center

April 30, 2014 

Free program Friday night, May 2. 

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