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The Seven Mile Bridge in The Florida Keys

Piece Of Concrete Falls Off Old Seven Mile Bridge

Parts of the historic seven mile bridge have fallen into the ocean making it dangerous for boaters near the area.

08/30/2014

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Broward Land Sale Before Cabinet Tuesday

The state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.

08/18/2014

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

Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park Passes

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

03/15/2014

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park  (Source: http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/default.cfm)

State Parks Bring In $1.2 Billion In Last Year

While national parks have gone through more than a week of closures this year, Florida state parks are doing just fine in the last fiscal year.

CBS Miami–11/15/2013

(Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Panel: Fla. Water Companies Must Pay For Subpar Water Quality

Privately owned utilities would be penalized for failing to meet state water quality standards, if a panel’s recommendation is heeded by Florida’s Legislature.

CBS4–02/16/2013

Photo credit: floridastateparks.org

Foster Kids Given Free Pass To State Parks

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier for Florida’s foster kids to enjoy the great outdoors.

01/20/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Everglades Restoration Project Gets Green Light

There’s good news for South Florida’s River of Grass. The Department of Environmental Protection has made the final sign-off on permits and consent orders that will allow for a massive Everglades restoration project to go forward, the agency said Tuesday.

CBS4–09/12/2012

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