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Month: May 2019

A Fun Way to Make a Difference

By: Kyle Grammatica May 18th was Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, marking the beginning of the 2019 Lionfish Challenge. The Lionfish Challenge is a statewide program run by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to encourage the removal of lionfish from Florida’s waters. Both recreational and commercial divers can participate in the challenge. […]

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Explore Where Nature Meets History

By: Kyle Grammatica Weedon Island Preserve is a natural and historical treasure of Florida. In 1972 Weedon Island Preserve was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and two years later the state of Florida purchased the land and surrounding islands and opened it for public use as a nature preserve. The name Weedon […]

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It’s Blueberry Picking Season!

By: Kyle Grammatica It is officially blueberry picking season in Florida! Learn about blueberries, their history in Florida, and how to pick your own. Florida Blueberry History Blueberries have been growing in the wild for hundreds of years in Florida, but it wasn’t until the late 1960’s that they became a success for the Florida […]

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Foundation Increases Funding for Florida Grasshopper Sparrows

Tallahassee, FL (May 2, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded nearly $83,000 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support captive breeding of the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This funding follows two previous grants totaling $45,000. The project will focus on caring for the captive flock at […]

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Foundation Awards Grant for Bear Monitoring

Tallahassee, FL (April 30, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded more than $16,000 in a grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to remotely monitor bear activity. The FWC conducts over 300 trapping efforts a year to reduce and resolve human-bear conflicts. Adding the most advanced motion-activated […]

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