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- Friday, January 7, 2022 - The FWC recently recognized the outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts of Keenan Baldwin as part of the agency’s Wildlife Habitat Recognition Program.
FWC approves rule language to create guidelines and criteria for the establishment of Springs Protection ZonesWednesday, December 15, 2021 - By Florida statute, the Commission has the authority to establish Springs Protection Zones that restrict the speed or operation of vessels, or that prohibit anchoring, mooring, beaching or grounding of vessels to protect or prevent specified harm to first, second and third magnitude springs and spring groups, and their associated spring runs.
FWC: Governor Ron DeSantis’ Freedom First budget promotes natural resource restoration and supports Florida’s law enforcement officersThursday, December 9, 2021 - The budget reaffirms Governor DeSantis’ commitment to high priority conservation items including red tide research and manatee rescue, and provides additional resources and support for law enforcement.
- Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - The first meeting will be in Clewiston on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium, and the second will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic Center.
- Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - The FWC will host a public meeting to gather feedback on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E Dakin Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741.
- Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - The FWC has released a new draft Lake Management Plan for the Harris Chain of Lakes and will be hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St, Tavares, FL 32778.
- Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Lake Management Plans are comprehensive, covering the FWC’s management of a system’s fish, wildlife and habitats.
- Thursday, September 30, 2021 - Bass, bluegill and redear sunfish are now using the recently restored areas for spawning. Native vegetation including pondweed, eelgrass, spikerush and water lily are growing naturally in areas of the restoration zone.
- Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - Included in the Governor’s Florida Leads Budget is critical funding to continue red tide research as a part of the more than $625 million for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s water resources.
- Friday, May 7, 2021 - The FWC is transplanting more than 150,000 aquatic plants on Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre natural lake in Highlands County, to help restore this popular shallow sportfishing lake.