Apalachicola National Estuarine Research reserve Starting With Franklin County, FWC Wants Public Input On Potential Wildlife Protection Areas By Sascha Cordner • Jul 7, 2016 FWC's Flickr Starting in the Panhandle, Florida wildlife officials are holding a few public workshops on the potential designations of Critical Wildlife areas. The goal is to protect vulnerable wildlife—mainly birds—from human disturbances and predators. Local Exhibit Shows Impact Of Trash On Fla. Waterways, What Residents Can Do To Help By Sascha Cordner • Aug 25, 2015 Anita Grove / Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve How does everyday trash affect Florida’s natural environment and wildlife? A local exhibit is hoping to educate residents on that very subject. Sea Turtle Nesting Season Start Looks Healthy Five Years After Gulf Oil Spill By Caitie Switalski • May 19, 2015 Florida Fish and Wildlife Via Flikr / WFSU It’s been five years since the Gulf oil spill, and five seasons of sea turtle nesting later, the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers haven’t seen any abnormalities.