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Public Meetings on Management Plans for Lake Okeechobee

FWC to hold public meetings discussing a management plan for Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites the public to provide input on the development of a management plan for Lake Okeechobee's fish, wildlife and habitat. This plan will guide the FWC's management on the lake. Public participation is essential to the responsible management of Florida's natural resources.

All public meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Feb 18 – Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972

  • Feb 20 – South Florida Water Management District B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

  • Feb 26 – John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W C Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440

These meetings will provide a brief update on current lake conditions and introduce the process and timeline for the plan. There will also be opportunity for stakeholders to participate in drafting the FWC management plan. The public is encouraged to attend and will be provided ample opportunity for questions and feedback.

For more information, please contact FWC biologist Ryan Hamm at 904-424-4838 or

For general waterbody information, fishing forecasts, virtual tours, plant control operation schedules and annual workplans, boat ramp information, and more, visit the “What's Happening on My Lake” website at

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