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Visitor Experience Enhancement on the Way in Fakahatchee

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Great and wonderful things are happening in the western Everglades! If you’ve not been to the Big Cypress Bend boardwalk, travelled the trails along Jayne’s Scenic Drive or paddled a canoe among the mangrove trees of the East River then get ready. Changes are on the horizon for visitors and events are happening fast! For many years the Florida Park […]

Apocalypse Marco… What If?

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Okay, I think we’ve endured enough information about the red tide problem along South Florida beaches. We’re fed up with reports of a blue-green algae caused by water releases from Lake Okeechobee. And now a new problem on coastal borders? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting a new phenomenon that must be dealt with. Trichodesmium, which is […]

Treating Active Military to Paradise

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Imagine returning from an active tour of duty overseas, anxious to spend some quality time with the ones you love, and then the phone rings. Without hesitation you explain to your family that your country needs you and you must leave… again. This is a lifestyle for active servicemen in the U.S. Army. For Sgt. Jhonnie Alvarado it became a […]

Red Tide vs. Marine Animals – And the winner is…

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This summer it seems like the algal bloom known as Red Tide just does not want to go away. It is hard to recall a time earlier in the year that it was not present in South Florida and its longevity is taking a toll on area marine animals. This harmful algae bloom (HAB) occurs when microscopic algae multiply to […]


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