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FWC Marine Fisheries wants to hear from you at summer workshop series


Do you have ideas about how Florida’s marine fisheries should be managed? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to hear from you.

Whether you are a seafood aficionado who wants priority placed on getting fish to the dinner plate, a recreational fisher who prefers to catch and release or a commercial fisher whose catch is destined for restaurants and homes around the state and beyond, the FWC wants to know what marine fisheries issues concerned you. This is your chance to let the FWC know what it is doing right, where you see opportunities for improvement, and what you think should be the state’s top priorities for marine fisheries management.


At Construction Midpoint, Lockheed Martin’s Massive New Solar Carport Taking Shape as Florida’s Largest Privately Held Solar Array

Lockheed Martin and Advanced Green Technologies have completed half of the huge solar carport project, allowing employees to enjoy a little shade during the summer. With the first phase of the innovative solar carport at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training facility in Oldsmar, Florida completed and phase two construction now underway, Florida’s largest private, non-utility-owned solar array is quickly becoming a landmark. The team is preparing for an official ribbon cutting and launch of the project October 2015.


The Trust for Public Land and WFTV Channel 9 Seeking Nominations for Orlando’s Environmental Volunteers

Orlando’s Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor volunteers, donate $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits

Through its 9 Family Connection brand, WFTV Channel 9 launched Orlando’s inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. The program is presented in partnership with The Trust for Public Land. Nominations are being accepted now through June 29 at for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of an individual’s paid job.


Coastal Risk Consulting Recognized for Its Service to Coastal Communities

New Online Tool Identifies 30-Year Impacts of Rising Water Levels for Properties in Coastal U.S.

Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), helping property owners, businesses, and communities become climate ready and storm safe, has been named a top finalist in the 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for startup companies. CRC's online Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™ and Flood Inundation Risk Score and Table (FIRST Score™) services analyze the risk of flooding at individual properties over a standard 30-year mortgage cycle.  The Business Plan Challenge award recognizes the significant value that CRC's services can provide to property owners and communities.


Sanctuary Classic Fishing and Photo Contest Launches June 28 in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Sanctuary Classic Fishing and Photo Contest Launches June 28 in IslamoradaA free fishing and photo contest celebrating recreational fishing in America's national marine sanctuaries and promoting conservation-focused fishing practices is to kick off in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Sunday, June 28, and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 7.

The fourth annual Sanctuary Classic is to launch at Islamorada's The Islander, a Guy Harvey Outpost, beginning at 2 p.m. at the resort's fishing pier.


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