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1. Sebastian Inlet State Park
If you enjoy fishing, surfing, or just walking on a sandy beach, Sebastian Inlet State Park on Florida’s mid-Atlantic coast is a good place to go. Read on to learn about the history of the area and the many outdoor activities available to park visitors.

2. Early Protectors of Florida Wildlife
In the 19th century, plumes for women's hats became fashionable, leading to great numbers of wading birds being shot in Florida. President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge to protect these birds. Read on to discover who else was important to this cause.

3. National Wildlife Refuges in Florida
In addition to supporting wildlife and protecting environmental and historical resources, the national wildlife refuges present opportunities for outdoor experiences. Florida is home to 30 of these refuges, including the very first one, Penican Island.

4. Gasparilla Pirate Festival 2019
Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs! January marks the beginning of pirate season in Tampa Bay. Join pirate captain Jose Gaspar and his Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla for a rollicking good time in downtown Tampa. Aarrrgh!

5. Merritt Island and Canaveral National Seashore
The northern section of Merritt Island, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, comprises both Canaveral National Seashore and a national wildlife refuge. The national seashore protects 25 miles of undeveloped beach. The wildlife refuge offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing.

6. Growing Hemp in Florida
Industrial hemp could be the next big agricultural commodity grown in Florida. Although hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant, they are grown differently and produce different chemical compounds. Read on to discover how they differ.

7. Florida Ghost Towns
Florida boasts over 100 places that can be considered ghost towns. Continue reading to discover a few of these interesting and historic spots in all sections of the state. Some are said to be haunted.

8. Polk Environmental Lands and Trek Ten Trails
Polk County's Environmental Lands program began in 1994 with the passage, through a referendum, of a property tax levy. Since that time, 11 properties have been purchased. The Trek Ten Trails program motivates citizens to get out and explore these lands.

9. Florida State Forests
Florida is home to 37 state forests, administered by a division of the state Department of Agriculture. In addition to protecting ecosystems and rare species, the forests offer a range of outdoor recreational activities.

10. Florida Elections Administration and Laws
The 2018 mid-term election is over, but some winners have not yet been determined. Be patient. The vote-counting process is happening according to procedure. Keep reading for a synopsis of Florida election administration and law.



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