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Northern Manatee County to get improved manatee protection signs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon begin work to repair waterway markers for state manatee protection zones and state boating restricted areas in the Manatee and Braden rivers within Manatee County. The work will begin in February 2019 and should be completed in four to six weeks.

The FWC is performing routine maintenance and replacing degraded waterway signs in the existing boundaries of the manatee protection zones and boating restricted areas. This will improve manatee protection and boater safety in the area and will more clearly mark the boundaries for boaters.

Boaters are urged to use caution, particularly in narrow waterways, while sign construction and maintenance are underway.

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