FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee from June 25 through June 27, weather permitting. Lake Okeechobee is the state’s largest lake, covering parts of Palm Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties in south Florida. There will be two separate herbicide treatments conducted on the lake […]

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties (list follows). All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June […]

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

For many residents of Florida, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. To encourage people to share their love of the outdoors, the focus of this year’s National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated Saturday, […]

Public meeting to address managing aquatic plant life on Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 31, to address the management of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee. The meeting will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center, 110 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston. The purpose of the meeting is to […]

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or […]

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or […]

FWC urges Fourth of July boaters to be careful, use beacons and enjoy Florida’s waterways

During the Fourth of July holiday, many people take to the water to celebrate Independence Day. The warm, sunny days of summer combined with viewing fireworks puts many more boats and people on the water in close proximity to one another. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges boaters to use caution while […]

FWC to participate in Operation Dry Water

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds boaters, as the holiday weekend approaches, that boating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous and illegal. During Operation Dry Water June 30 – July 2, and extending through the July Fourth holiday, boaters can expect to see more officers on the water. During […]