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CATCH A FLORIDA MEMORY
WITH FWC’S NEW SALTWATER ANGLER RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
August 16, 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs.

AUG 16 FWC cAFM red grouperAny angler knows saltwater fishing is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport, but these programs, which include the Saltwater Grand Slams program and two new Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs—the Saltwater Fish Life List and the Saltwater Reel Big Fish—are a great way to increase the challenge and get rewarded for your efforts,” said Jessica McCawley, director of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management. “Participants not only get the chance to win some amazing prizes, they also earn some serious bragging rights.”

Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs encourage anglers to target a diversity of species, thereby decreasing fishing pressure on any given species as well as expanding fishing experiences for seasoned anglers, cultivating an interest in saltwater fishing and strengthening marine fisheries conservation ethics.

 

 

Prizes vary by program but could include T-shirts, fishing gear, recognition in FWC publications and the website, kayaks and more. 

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Can you catch them all? “Pokémon Go” has nothing on the Saltwater Fish Life List. Similar to a birding life list, this program allows anglers to track their progress at catching 71 different species of saltwater fish. Anglers who catch at least 10 different Life List species can join the Saltwater Fish Life List Club and receive a certificate of accomplishment, a colorful shirt and be eligible for additional prizes. There are four prize tiers total (10, 30, 50 and 71 fish clubs). Print your Saltwater Fish Life List or request to receive one by mail today at CatchaFloridaMemory.com.


WELCOME TO THE
 LUKENS TRACT
August 13, 2017

Pristine wilderness surrounds Cedar Key.  Lands, waters, islands, wetlands, forests, and more are here to enjoy… to the north, south, east, and west.

One such magnificent area is just north of Cedar Key’s Number Four Bridge.   The Lukens area is a large 640-acre tract owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors may enjoy fishing, hiking, photography, and wildlife viewing.

ACCESS
The Lukens Tract is divided nearly in half by State Road 24, just north of Cedar Key’s Number Four Bridge.   The western half requires no special pass; the access road is open. 

The eastern half may be accessed from SW 153 Court but requires a Special Use Authorization.  The SUA will give you the combination to the gate lock to gain access.

A Special Use Authorization is available by calling (386.362.1001) or emailing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the District.

SIGNS AT LUKENS
Signs provided by the Suwannee River Water Management District are welcoming, informative, and directional.

The first sign is at the entry gate to the eastern Lukens Tract at the paved road at Southwest 153 Court.  It declares that the property is part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and reminds visitors that they need a Special Use Authorization (SUA) form to properly access the Tract.   The sign further invites you to hike, kayak, bird watch, and fish in the area!

The second sign is an informational sign depicting the kayak ramp, the private property, the access road, and so on.

The two additional signs are reminders for visitors to stay on the 60-foot public access road while traveling through private property.


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GULF PRESERVE
August 5, 2017
 
The following presentation will be hosted at the WGP Education Center on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 10 am.
ME, THEM, AND US....
AN OBJECTIVE DISCUSSION ON THE COMPETITION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
by
Anthony Drew
Levy County Extension Agent UFL/IFAS

Please, join us at the WGP for a presentation by Anthony Drew.  Anthony will be talking about the competition for natural resources in North Central Florida.  He'll cover some basic statistical data, discuss the evolution of the agricultural & forestry industries over the last 50 years and attempt to define the challenges of society in balancing the different vested interests competing for our land and water.

Come to the WGP on August 25, at 10 am, to learn more.  This should be a great talk.  We hope to see you there.

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust.  The Preserve is located at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown Florida.  Visit our web site (www.wgpfl.org) for directions and information on upcoming events.

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IMPORTANT

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If you have any questions, you may call:
John McPherson,
General Manager, Cedar Key Water and Sewer District
P: 352 543 5285
M:  352 317 7431
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FRIENDS OF
COUNTY ROAD 347
July ne 31, 2017
DEC 1 FRIENDS 347 Adopt a Highway
 
 
 
 
 
 
Come join us for roadside cleanup at the Adopt-a-Highway sign near CR 347 and SW 77th Place on the first Monday of the month, August 7,  from 9-10 am.
 
 
It is always a good idea to wear high boots and long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Gloves, bags, and orange vests will be provided.  It's good exercise and you just might find a roadside treasure! Surprises await. 
 
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