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New waterway markers installed in Sarasota Co.

News Release

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Sarasota County have installed new waterway markers throughout Sarasota County. These markers were required under the Sarasota County manatee protection rule (68C-22.026 FAC), which was adopted on June 4, 2010.

The new zones are mostly extensions of already existing regulatory zones along the Intracoastal Waterway within Sarasota County. Other areas include New Pass, City Island Lagoon, Lido Key, Venice Inlet and Forked Creek.

For more information on the Sarasota County manatee protection rule, please visit and click on " Rulemaking" or call Ryan Moreau, 850-488-5600.

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