Protecting Paradise, by Katie Purcell

Katie Purcell
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“Protecting Paradise” provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make.

This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It features different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Florida’s people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.

Patrolling, protecting, preserving: yesterday, today, tomorrow

October 02, 2014

New officers hit the ground – and water – running!

June 27, 2014

Celebrate summer with safe boating

May 21, 2014

FWC officers encourage conservation every day, not just Earth Day

April 24, 2014

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Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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