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FWC lifts Santa Fe boating restrictions

March 29, 2010 

Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet, allowing regulators to deactivate boating restrictions that have applied on the river since Jan. 29. 

Posting of Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area starts this week

March 29, 2010 

Shorebird nesting season is fast approaching and that means biologists and volunteers once again will be posting Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area (CWA) on Fort Myers Beach. 

Collier Co. beach areas to close temporarily for nesting shorebirds

March 29, 2010 

Approximately five acres will remain closed until the end of nesting season in mid-August.  

Enjoy the warm weather by boating safely

March 26, 2010 

The FWC encourages Floridians to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather on the water, but cautions, "Do so safely."  

Spring means sharing the beach with shorebirds

March 25, 2010 

Beachgoers urged to be on the lookout for nesting shorebirds and give them plenty of space to perpetuate their species.  

FWC officers rescue stranded kayaker off the Keys

March 25, 2010 

FWC officers frequently perform searches and rescues. Their knowledge of the woods and water is critical to ensure a positive outcome when time is of the essence. 

Boca Grande Pass fishing rules take effect April 1

March 25, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that rules regulating the use of fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass for the next three months take effect April 1. These rules apply each year during the height of the popular tarpon fishing season in the pass.  

Biologists ask public to report spawning horseshoe crabs

March 25, 2010 

Biologists need help from the public to identify horseshoe crab spawning beaches throughout the state.  

Marion man accused of stealing turkey hunts; jailed on $67,000 bond

March 23, 2010 

Saturday was the opening day of the coveted spring turkey season in Central Florida, and while many avid hunters were legally seeking the elusive bird, one man was spending opening morning in the Marion County Jail on $67,000 bond.  

Record cold leads to record number of manatee deaths

March 23, 2010 

The "cold-stress" category accounts for 222 documented manatee carcasses; however, it is likely the cold temperatures also contributed to many of the 108 deaths in the "undetermined" category and the 64 deaths in the "unrecovered" category.  

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