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Month: February 2019

Foundation Honors Two FWC Officers with Awards

Tallahassee, FL (February 19, 2019) – The nonprofitFish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recognized two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers at FWC’s Commission meeting in Gainesville Wednesday, February 20, 2019. FWC Investigator Rene Taboas was awarded the 2018 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year. Taboas’s enforcement and education work is […]

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2018 Annual Report

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Construction Begins on Apollo Beach Youth Conservation Center Boardwalk

St. Petersburg, FL (February 13, 2019)– Construction has started on a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and fishing pier at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC), thanks in part to recent gifts from Tampa’s The Saunders Foundation and the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation. The project, organized as part of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Work Boots on the […]

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Fire and Florida

By: Stefani Harrison Fire can be a destructive force that demolishes homes, decimates forests, and leaves the land feeling desolate and dead. But fire can also be a source of life. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) utilizes fire to help conserve Florida’s wildlife. For at least 12,000 years, fires and forests have coexisted […]

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Snakes and You on National Serpent Day

By: Stefani Harrison Has this ever happened to you? It’s a warm, sunny Florida day and you’re sitting by the pool when you notice a dark, rope-like object moving in the pool. As you get up to examine it, you discover it is a snake. Now what do you do? Benefits of Snakes The state […]

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