Snook harvest seasonal closure

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015, reopening to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.  

Gag Grouper closed for season

Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters Dec. 4, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 3. All Gulf federal waters will close Dec. 3, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 2. These closures help maintain sustainable gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, […]

December filled with holiday hunting traditions

There’s finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. […]

PRESCRIBED BURN

If weather conditions permit, a one day prescribed burn will be executed sometime between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1, 2015, by the Florida Forest Service on the Conservation Collier Redroot Preserve, located 15 miles east of 1-75 north of Immokalee Road, east of Sanctuary Road and south of Limpkin Road in Section 23, Township 47, Range 27, Collier County.  The property […]

’Tis the season for gifts to support Florida wildlife

All year long, residents and visitors to Florida can step outside and find places to watch and photograph wildlife as they hike beaches and trails, steer a boat along rivers and coastlines, fish clear waters, or hunt game in one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas. This holiday season, the FWC hopes people will […]

Diane Terrill

Diane Terrill has joined the City of Naples Airport Authority as its communications specialist for noise abatement. The position was created to oversee the noise program for Naples Municipal Airport and includes the responsibilities of responding to the public about aircraft noise concerns; promoting noise-abatement procedures among airport users; assisting with public outreach and communication; and working with the Airport Authority’s Noise […]

Wildlife Corridors to Protect our Native Florida Species

Did you know an animal is hit by a car in the United States every 26 seconds? With a month left in 2014, we have already witnessed a record-tying 19 Florida panthers killed on roadways. Though population numbers have improved recently, the major obstacles to the survival of the Florida panther remain unaddressed: our roads and other human infrastructure prevent […]

Postal Service Letters FROM Santa Program

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark! Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa: Have your child write a letter to Santa and seal it in an envelope […]

Fiddler’s Creek

Fiddler’s Creek has introduced the Piceno VII model by Taylor Morrison, a single-family home that will be available in two distinctive villages within the luxury, master-planned community. The Piceno VII is a one-story residence, encompassing 1,856 air-conditioned square feet and 2,616 total square feet. The Piceno VII features an open floor plan with two bedrooms, two-baths and a den situated […]

Fiddler’s Creek

Fiddler’s Creek is now offering newly completed, move-in-ready residences by national home builder Lennar Homes in two residential villages within the luxury, master-planned community. In the village of Sonoma, Lennar has completed the Florence, a fully furnished, ground floor coach home encompassing 1,741 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The Florence has three bedrooms and two baths in a split […]