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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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