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Upcoming Public Hearing

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a virtual PUBLIC HEARING for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) located in Franklin and Gulf Counties, Florida.

FWC is conducting public hearings online to protect our communities due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) social distancing guidelines. The public can watch and participate in these meetings for free using Adobe Connect, an online communications tool.

The meeting will start at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 11th, 2021. Connect to the meeting by going to the following link: Please sign in as guest and make sure your speakers are turned on.

PURPOSE: To receive public comment regarding considerations for FWC’s ten-year Management Plan for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River WEA.

This hearing is being held EXCLUSIVELY for discussion of the DRAFT Apalachicola River WEA Management Plan. This meeting is not being held to discuss area hunting or fishing regulations. For more information on the process for FWC rule and regulation development visit our Proposed Rule Changes page.

A Management Prospectus for Apalachicola River WEA and copy of the agenda is available upon request from Hannah Klein at or (850) 487-9767.