Florida Bass Conservation Center Volunteer Program

On February 23, 2007, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFBCC (FWC) dedicated the new Florida Bass Conservation Center (FBCC).  Its overall mission is "To conduct and utilize essential research to optimize production, stocking and recruitment of Florida black basses, and to facilitate integrated conservation management of Florida's freshwater fisheries resources."  In 2009, it was awarded the Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Project of the Year, for infrastructure enhancements by the American Fisheries Society.

The Florida Bass Conservation Center address is: 3583 CR 788, Webster, FL 33597

Directions to the Florida Bass Conservation Center

Volunteer Opportunitiesfish caught in a net

Bass Conservation Center volunteers can assist biological staff in all aspects of fish culture and center management, including: daily feeding and tank cleaning, stocking activities throughout the state, collecting nutrition or genetic data, grounds and building maintenance, weekend kids fishing events, and mechanical maintenance.

How to sign up

For more information on any of these opportunities or to sign up as a volunteer, E-mail the program coordinator.

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