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FWC hosts Florida Boating Advisory Council meeting

April 21, 2010 

The Florida Boating Advisory Council held its semi-annual meeting in Tallahassee April 9. The 18-member council is made up of representatives from various boating interests and advises the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Department of Community Affairs on boating-related issues.  

Warm weather means active alligators and crocodiles

April 21, 2010 

The onset of warm weather in the spring is when Florida's native crocodilians start getting active, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is urging Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water.  

FWC seeks information on ospreys killed in Duval, Nassau

April 20, 2010 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials are requesting the public's help in developing leads into the shooting of ospreys in Duval and Nassau counties.  

FWC offers free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County

April 20, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County.  

FWC seeks to connect kids with nature at Capitol event

April 20, 2010 

The courtyard between the old and new Florida capitols will be a showcase of the natural wonders of Florida from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. The theme is "Creating the next generation that cares."  

FWC reports encouraging news for Florida panthers

April 19, 2010 

Biologists have been busy documenting active Florida panther dens filled with kittens.  

Wildlife 'rescues' can do more harm than good

April 19, 2010 

This is also the time of year when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) begins getting calls about "abandoned" animals that folks believe may be in need of rescue.  

Sturgeon returning to Suwannee River

April 19, 2010 

Gulf sturgeon are beginning their annual migration back into the Suwannee River during April.  

Lake Josephine disposal islands to be removed

April 19, 2010 

Efforts to remove two disposal islands in Lake Josephine, created during a 2006 fish and wildlife habitat-enhancement project, should begin later this week. The undertaking is part of an ongoing habitat-improvement program conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on the 1,236-acre Highlands County lake.  

Funding in place for new marine enhancement center

April 19, 2010 

A $900,000 project to convert a former Volusia County high school to the Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center is good to go. Funding is in place to begin construction this summer.  

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