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The Santa Fe River
The Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee, is a geologically interesting stream and a popular water recreation destination. Multiple springs along the lower Santa Fe add clear water to the river and provide opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving.
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a popular place to tube on a hot summer day or to paddle on a cool one. You can also swim, snorkel, scuba dive, hike, or picnic. Find out what makes this park so special.
Tick-borne Diseases in Florida
Ticks are present year-round in Florida. Learn how to protect yourself, children, and pets from tick bites and what to do if you find an attached tick. You will also learn what types of ticks live in Florida and which diseases they transmit.
Suwannee River State Park
Suwannee River State Park is located at the confluence of the Withlacoochee River North and the Suwannee. Because it's on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, it's a great place for paddlers to camp. The park also offers hiking and historical interest.
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions
Florida Wildlife Corridor is a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve a natural corridor for wildlife to range through Florida. Their goal is to call attention, by a series of non-motorized expeditions through the state, to the importance of keeping this corridor free of development .
The Hillsborough River
The Hillsborough River is one of Florida's major waterways, an important natural resource. Read on to find out what makes this river so special.
Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa is one of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fort Foster State Historic Site is located within the park. Many outdoor activities are available including camping and paddling on the Hillsborough River.
Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Hammoock State Park, one of Florida's oldest state parks, was developed in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps built much of the park's infrastructure. You can learn about the CCC at the Florida CCC Museum located within the park. You can also hike, cycle, camp, and view wildlife.
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term when the U.S. economy was suffering in the Great Depression. Its purpose was to put unemployed men to work doing manual labor restoring natural resources. There were 86 CCC camps in Florida.
Publix – Where Shopping is a Pleasure
Publix recently has been named "the South's best grocery store in 2018" by Southern Living magazine. The company began in 1930 when founder George W. Jenkins opened his first store in Winter Haven. Today it is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S., with stores in 7 states.
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