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Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park Passes

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A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background. (Source: Florida State Parks)

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background. (Source: Florida State Parks)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida has many state parks and they are considered great places for families to be together and explore the outdoors.

More than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida’s state parks.

First lady Ann Scott will visit Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale on Monday to promote the partnership between the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Environmental Protection. The event will also include presentations by park staff and a guided nature trail walk.

Each year, thousands of children and their families are able to visit Florida’s 171 state parks and trails for free.

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