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Babcock/Webb WMA celebrates 75 years on January 21st

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Florida has one of the largest wildlife conservation land systems in the United States. These lands secure habitat for many of the state‚Äôs threatened and endangered species. The Fred Babcock/Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County (not to be confused with Babcock Ranch) was purchased in 1941 and will be the site of a kick-off celebration January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.. The entrance to Babcock Webb is located on Tucker Grade (exit 158) off I-75.

The event will offer range of free fun family activities including fishing, shooting sports, kayaking, hayrides with biologists, and many other educational activities and exhibits.

An early morning Red-cockaded Woodpecker birding tour of Babcock Webb WMA will be available. Offered by reservation only, participants will tour the area with FWC biologists and Wildlife Viewing Program staff.

This kick-off event is the first in a year-long schedule of activities around the state. Visit the 75th WMA Anniversary website for more information (link below).

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM
Where: Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area
29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33955
Contact: Liz Sparks