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Today's Sports

  • Steer clear of nesting sea...

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is urging the public to be aware of nesting sea turtles while they celebrate this holiday weekend.

    FWC law enforcement officers on patrol this weekend will explain the unintended consequences that can occur when nesting turtles are disturbed by beachgoers. They also will explain the laws in place to protect these turtles. 

  • Leaping sturgeon injures two on...

    A leaping sturgeon has injured two more people on the Suwannee River with the latest collision between the prehistoric fish that has armored plants along its sides coming on Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m.

  • Manatee Springs Magnolia...

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service opened the newly renovated Magnolia Campground at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland on July 1. The Magnolia Campground renovations, which total $1.3 million, include six additional campsites, upgrades to the existing campsites, a 2,090-square-foot bathroom and shower facility, new sidewalks, fire pits, grills, picnic tables and sanitary sewer system.

  • DEP to host mangrove workshops

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast District has hosted several workshops to train participants on Florida’s regulations and best management practices for the maintenance of mangroves.

    Landscapers, consultants and homeowners throughout Flagler, St. Johns and Levy counties have attended. The Northeast District is eager to offer additional workshops and is asking the public to contact the district about participating in future workshops. 

  • Taking it easy

    Everyone needs a break from the fresh water at Manatee Springs and what could be better than surrounding yourself with the people you love and a good book.

  • Boaters reminded to be safe...

     The Coast Guard, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is emphasizing boating safety at the start of this year’s bay scallop season from June 27 - Sept. 24..

    The Coast Guard is expecting to see an increase in the amount of boaters on the water for this year’s season and strongly encourage boaters to put safety at the forefront for this bay scallop season.

  • FWC to consider final black bear...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 23-25 in the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. All sessions are open to members of the public who want to attend.

    The half-day session Tuesday, June 23, starts at 1:30 p.m. and focuses on strategic discussions on:

    • The Florida panther – Staff will give a status report on panther conservation and management for Commission discussion and policy direction.

  • FWC data show increase in bear...

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today updated estimates of the Florida black bear population. These initial numbers are now available for two of the FWC’s Bear Management Units (BMUs) and result from the statewide study occurring during 2014 - 2015.

  • Teen injured by jumping sturgeon

    A 14-year-old Fanning Springs girl was hit and injured by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River this past Sunday.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers reported Heavyn Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4-to-6 foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat hitting her and knocking her unconscious, said an FWC press release. The collision occurred just south of Manatee Springs near Usher Landing.

    Nash was taken to Manatee Springs and from there transported to the hospital where she was treated and released.

  • Reaping the honors

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team was honored at Monday's meeting of the Chiefland City Commission with a proclamation on their historic second, back-to-back state 1A softball championship.

    The Lady Indians defeated the Jay Royals 3-2 in a game that went into overtime on May 7 at Historic Didgertown in Vero Beach. It was the second defeat for the Jay team in the state finals to the Chiefland team.