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The Herald News
Community preservation awards give hope to 11 Fall River projectsrepresenting the Historic Commission, Mario Lucciola representing the Planning
Community preservation awards give hope to 11 Fall River projects
The Herald News / Posted 13 minutes ago
representing the Historic Commission, Mario Lucciola representing the Planning Board; and John Brandt representing the Conservation Commission. The Parks Board does not have a representative after a recent resignation.City voters approved the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Rescued bear cub thriving at Tampa zooJr. is being monitored with minimal interaction to reduce likelihood of habitua
Rescued bear cub thriving at Tampa zoo
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 39 minutes ago
Jr. is being monitored with minimal interaction to reduce likelihood of habituation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will determine his future home. It is hoping Smokey Jr. will be prepared for release later this... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Rescued bear cub thriving at Tampa zooJr. is being monitored with minimal interaction to reduce likelihood of habitua
Rescued bear cub thriving at Tampa zoo
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 55 minutes ago
Jr. is being monitored with minimal interaction to reduce likelihood of habituation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will determine his future home. It is hoping Smokey Jr. will be prepared for release later this... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Rescued black bear cub's condition improvingcub became separated from its mother during a brush fire in Lake County. Offic
Rescued black bear cub's condition improving
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted an hour ago
cub became separated from its mother during a brush fire in Lake County. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tried several times to reunite the cub with its mother, but were unsuccessful. Veterinarians said... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Alligator throws pool party for one in Temple Terraceher it was the largest alligator he'd ever captured from a pool in Tampa. Gary
Alligator throws pool party for one in Temple Terrace
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted an hour ago
her it was the largest alligator he'd ever captured from a pool in Tampa. Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says while it is mating season (end of March until end of May), he says gators just get more active... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
FWC Rules: "Chain Saw" Jack Berry & Gov Scott's Board Must Save Tree with Hawks Nest, For Now"Until somebody from the federal government tells me I can't cut down the trees
FWC Rules: "Chain Saw" Jack Berry & Gov Scott's Board Must Save Tree with Hawks Nest, For Now
Columbia County Observer / Posted 3 hours ago
"Until somebody from the federal government tells me I can't cut down the trees, the permit stands."FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Stepped In On the morning of May 3 your reporter called FWC's Ginger Morgan and reported... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
FWC delays decision to cancel Gulf County scalloping seasonThe jury's still out on whether scallop season will be open in Gulf County this
FWC delays decision to cancel Gulf County scalloping season
WJHG Panama City / Posted 6 hours ago
The jury's still out on whether scallop season will be open in Gulf County this summer, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is delaying that decision after a lot backlash. Locals say scalloping is like an Easter egg hunt, a... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting off Key Westboth vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal in
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting off Key West
Local 10 Miami / Posted 6 hours ago
both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing violations. Copyright 2016 by WPLG Local10.com. The... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
Naples Daily News / Posted 6 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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Salon.com
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
Salon.com / Posted 8 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 8 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westa boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them
Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 8 hours ago
a boarding of the fishing boat and took control of both vessels, escorting them into port. The agency is conducting a criminal investigation. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also will investigate possible fishing viol... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Life in Niceville is not so un-bearable these dayslooking out her window and seeing a bear in her yard. The bear went back into t
Life in Niceville is not so un-bearable these days
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
looking out her window and seeing a bear in her yard. The bear went back into the woodline.- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission asked police to respond April 30 to reports of a bear in a yard on Echo Circle. The residents managed... Read more
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The Star
FWC coordinates with Gulf County on scallop fishery; workshops plannedcoordinates with Gulf County on scallop fishery; workshops planned In the upco
FWC coordinates with Gulf County on scallop fishery; workshops planned
The Star / Posted 14 hours ago
coordinates with Gulf County on scallop fishery; workshops planned In the upcoming weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be working closely with the Gulf County community on plans for this summer's bay scallop... Read more
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The Star
Changes to alligator hunt application processThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon be accept
Changes to alligator hunt application process
The Star / Posted 14 hours ago
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon be accepting applications for a chance to participate in its annual recreational alligator hunting season, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1. Posted May. 5, 2016 at 12:01... Read more
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The Star
Sound off: scallop seasonLast week we reported that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissio
Sound off: scallop season
The Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Last week we reported that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were considering canceling the 2016 scallop season due to steady population decline in St. Joseph Bay. Posted May. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 5, 2016 at 12:01... Read more
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The Star
BOCC seeks compromise on scallop seasonBoard of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution seeking give-an
BOCC seeks compromise on scallop season
The Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution seeking give-and-take from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regarding the upcoming scallop season. Posted May. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 5, 2016 at 12:01... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
FWC delays decision to cancel Gulf County scalloping season after hearing from the publicThe jury's still out on whether scallop season will be open in Gulf County this
FWC delays decision to cancel Gulf County scalloping season after hearing from the public
WJHG Panama City / Posted 16 hours ago
The jury's still out on whether scallop season will be open in Gulf County this summer, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is delaying that decision after a lot backlash. Locals say scalloping is like an Easter egg hunt, a... Read more
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The Inquirer and Mirror
Tree-cutting enforcement order 050416(May 4, 2016) The Conservation Commission on Wednesday night issued an enforcem
Tree-cutting enforcement order 050416
The Inquirer and Mirror / Posted 19 hours ago
(May 4, 2016) The Conservation Commission on Wednesday night issued an enforcement order to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank in response to work done on its Holly Farm property off Polpis Road that included the drastic cutting of nearly 40 holly... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield OKs site plan for solar array project on Hancock Shaker Village propertypermit for the project. The Community Development Board did vote to recommend t
Pittsfield OKs site plan for solar array project on Hancock Shaker Village property
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 19 hours ago
permit for the project. The Community Development Board did vote to recommend that the permit be issued. Earlier, the Conservation Commission approved a set of conditions for work in wetlands buffer zones on the parcel. The developers are... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Merrimack ban was well earnedfirst job is to keep people in the town safe - those who own guns and those who
Merrimack ban was well earned
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 20 hours ago
first job is to keep people in the town safe - those who own guns and those who don't - and Tenhave said a mem­ber of the Conservation Commission was nearly hit by a target shooter re­cently. If there is good news, it is that the council ac­tion... Read more
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ajc.com
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?
ajc.com / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking' on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking' on our doors?
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking' on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking' on our doors?
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?
Springfield News-Sun / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?
Dayton Daily News / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
FWC tapping the brakes on closing St. Joe Bay to scallopingimpacted by the decision. In a news release today, the FWC said "in the upcomi
FWC tapping the brakes on closing St. Joe Bay to scalloping
WJHG Panama City / Posted yesterday
impacted by the decision. In a news release today, the FWC said "in the upcoming weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be working closely with the Gulf County community on plans for this summer’s bay scallop... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. D
Why are so many alligators ‘knocking’ on our doors?
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
Florida, there’s a special number for “nuisance” alligators, 1-866-FWC-GATOR. Don’t be shy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline gets around 100-150 phone calls a day about gators. The University of Florida Institute of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Turtle nesting season has begunand leatherback turtles also nest on local Florida beaches, although in much lo
Turtle nesting season has begun
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
and leatherback turtles also nest on local Florida beaches, although in much lower numbers.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends residents and visitors in northwest Florida and all coastal communities follow a few... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bansproperty rights.” Weld commissioners took umbrage with the latest rules, which
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bans
Greeley Tribune / Posted yesterday
property rights.” Weld commissioners took umbrage with the latest rules, which they said resulted in the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission usurping its authority. The new rules, in part, defined large-scale oil and gas facilities by surface... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Cuban migrants land in Florida Keysfrom being slightly dehydrated, the group of 12 people seemed in good condition
Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
from being slightly dehydrated, the group of 12 people seemed in good condition. At 11 a.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission called dispatchers to report a group of migrants spotted on the outskirts of Geiger Key. Authorities... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking bancity was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group.
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking ban
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
city was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group. Top Operating and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a state agency, joined the lawsuit against the city while four environmental groups took Longmont's... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Florida looks for rare egretsthere are population declines in the last 15 or 20 years," said Andrew Cox, a b
Florida looks for rare egrets
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
there are population declines in the last 15 or 20 years," said Andrew Cox, a biologist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "This is a species that is currently a candidate to be listed as state-threatened." Florida... Read more
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The Wanderer
Mattapoisett to Get Three New Fresh Water WellsHenri Renauld, Mattapoisett’s water and sewer superintendent, came before the M
Mattapoisett to Get Three New Fresh Water Wells
The Wanderer / Posted 2 days ago
Henri Renauld, Mattapoisett’s water and sewer superintendent, came before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on April 25 for the town’s Notice of Intent application to dig three new 45-foot deep wells off 121 Acushnet Road. Renauld and his... Read more
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Miami New Times
Meet South Florida's Real Life Pet Detectiveit was too late: Sheppie's body was bisected in the reptile's pointy snout. Mia
Meet South Florida's Real Life Pet Detective
Miami New Times / Posted 2 days ago
it was too late: Sheppie's body was bisected in the reptile's pointy snout. Miami-Dade Parks and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials rushed to the scene. She was hyperventilating and choking on her tears. Paramedics were... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
No target shooting on town’s landto find a new place to practice after the Town Council voted to ban target shoo
No target shooting on town’s land
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
to find a new place to practice after the Town Council voted to ban target shooting on town-owned properties. Tim Tenhave, Conservation Commission chairman, said at last Thursday's council meeting that the change comes following dangerous activity... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Colorado Supreme Court rejects local fracking bansvoters in a ballot initiative. “In the meantime, in Battlement Mesa, we await
Colorado Supreme Court rejects local fracking bans
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
voters in a ballot initiative. “In the meantime, in Battlement Mesa, we await a decision from the [Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission] under the new rules that were passed earlier this year. These permits are the first real test of the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Fracking foes may turn to ballot battlethe residential community of Battlement Mesa. The proposal will be the first t
Fracking foes may turn to ballot battle
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
the residential community of Battlement Mesa. The proposal will be the first to be considered by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission under new rules it has adopted in an effort to reduce drilling impacts in urban areas. The rules... Read more
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Key West Citizen
FWC nabs two in separate wildlife casesof poaching lobster and snook were nabbed in separate incidents in the last thr
FWC nabs two in separate wildlife cases
Key West Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
of poaching lobster and snook were nabbed in separate incidents in the last three days by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. On Friday, Emilce Rodriguez Augilar, 51, of Homestead was charged with interference of a FWC... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking bancity was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group.
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking ban
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 2 days ago
city was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group. Top Operating and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a state agency, joined the lawsuit against the city while four environmental groups took Longmont's... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Colo. high court rejects local fracking bansvoters in a ballot initiative. “In the meantime, in Battlement Mesa, we await
Colo. high court rejects local fracking bans
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
voters in a ballot initiative. “In the meantime, in Battlement Mesa, we await a decision from the [Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission] under the new rules that were passed earlier this year. These permits are the first real test of the... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking bancity was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group.
Colorado Supreme Court strikes down Longmont's voter-approved fracking ban
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
city was sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group. Top Operating and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a state agency, joined the lawsuit against the city while four environmental groups took Longmont's... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Chelmsford Town Meeting OKs new $650G fire enginethat improperly draws water from protected wetlands will be fined $300 per offe
Chelmsford Town Meeting OKs new $650G fire engine
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
that improperly draws water from protected wetlands will be fined $300 per offense. The amendment was put forward by the Conservation Commission after local landscaping companies were found to be using this practice. Other items approved: n... Read more
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USA Today
'Huge' sawfish caught, released at Fla. pierperson," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds,
'Huge' sawfish caught, released at Fla. pier
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
person," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Once the line was released, the free sawfish swam back into the Gulf as the crowd... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Nosey the elephant sparks animal rights protests in KissimmeeAgriculture said they don’t have any open investigations into Nosey’s license a
Nosey the elephant sparks animal rights protests in Kissimmee
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
Agriculture said they don’t have any open investigations into Nosey’s license at the moment. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it has conducted several unannounced inspections, the most recent one being two weeks ago. FWC... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
'Huge' sawfish caught at the Naples Pierperson," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds,
'Huge' sawfish caught at the Naples Pier
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
person," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Once the line was released, the free sawfish swam back into the Gulf as the crowd... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
'Huge' sawfish caught, released at Fla. pierperson," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds,
'Huge' sawfish caught, released at Fla. pier
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 2 days ago
person," Pino said. Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet long and weigh 700 pounds, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Once the line was released, the free sawfish swam back into the Gulf as the crowd... Read more
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