FWC Seeks High School entries in video contest
High school students who possess creativity with a video camera are invited to produce a one-minute public service announcement to help raise awareness about bears and conserving the Florida black bear. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a contest to inform Floridians about how they can live without conflicts with bears in their communities. The videos will be shown online and sent to television stations for possible airtime. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 18. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone crab season opening nears
A new month means a change in some of the fishing regulations. Stone crab season opens Oct. 15. For those planning to trap stone crabs, the daily limit is 1 gallon of stone crab claws per harvester or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less. If you don't plan to trap them, at least you know they'll be available at restaurants soon. And blue crab harvest season in state waters opened Wednesday. The short closure was from Sept. 20 to Tuesday. There are some regional closures for blue crab traps. For a list of those, go to MyFWC.com.
Boyd Hill to celebrate season
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will hold its Autumn Harvest event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement part of the park. The kid-friendly event will include hay rides, hay mazes, sack races and a pumpkin carving contest. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 893-7326.
Rodney Page, Times staff writer
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