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Category: Natural Resources

Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Wednesday February 22

Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. Bay County artificial reefs provide 49.02 million dollars annually in personal income to local residents.  Bay County ranks 8th in the… Read More

The Autumn Journey of Red Drum

Cool mornings this week reminded everyone fall is just around the corner. This subtle change in temperature inspires many of us to behave differently. It’s actually enjoyable to be outside again. Now, it’s easier to relax and drink… Read More

Bacteria at the Beach

The threat of bacteria in coastal waters can be scary and a challenge to understand. Here is information that helps clarify the threat to beach visitors and recreational users of marine waters. This is a good opportunity to… Read More

NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida

    Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with many partners supporting invasive species management actions and strategies across Florida. One key partner is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conserva­tion Commission (FWC), Invasive… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here! Don’t wait for the first storm; plan ahead to protect yourself and your loved ones. More… Disaster Preparedness Weather Underground    National Weather Service National Hurricane Center website:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/ UF IFAS Hurricane Prep Poster

NEW volunteer days for West Bay Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration with FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners are grateful for such wonderful volunteer assistance in this effort. Please continue to support us by coming out to one of the upcoming events listed below. With your help, we can… Read More