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Long-Awaited Dunnellon Blue Run Trail Extension Under Construction

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Dunnellon is using funds from a Florida Department of Environmental Protection grant to finish a section of path that connects the Dunnellon and Blue Run trails. The trail will now fully support hiking, jogging, biking and rollerblading after its expected completion in December.

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Air Potato Beetle Becomes Big Help To Florida Farmers

By on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

With the controlled release of the air potato leaf beetle in Florida and around the U.S., the aggressive air potato vine finally has a predator.

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US Forest Service Proposes Requirements for Photography in Wilderness Areas

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a rule that would require media to get a permit before filming or photographing in wilderness areas, or else face a fine. The proposed rule has been met with opposition on the grounds that it violates First Amendment rights.

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Water-Saving Technologies And Conservation Goals Cut Confusion

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

According to a recent survey, most people are confused about water conservation. Small efforts add up, but awareness of water consumption is most important, according to GRU.

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Paynes Prairie Trail Undergoes Reclamation Project

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

Construction on the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park began Monday as part of an effort to re-establish the area of Paynes Prairie as a wetland ecosystem.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Saves Water And Fertilizer

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

According to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) website, many Floridians are willing to do their part in conserving water.

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Unincorporated Citrus County Residents To Lose Some Recycling Services

By on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Some residents in unincorporated parts of Citrus County will see new recycling rules implemented next week.

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If You Can’t Fight Them, Fry Them

By and on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

Lionfish are being pushed to Florida menus following August regulation changes on the venomous invasive species’ importation. While dangerous to catch, they are easy to eat as conservation efforts try to save the reefs by increasing demand for the destructive fish.

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FWC Attempts to Reduce Lionfish Population

By on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is concerned with the growing population of lionfish, a destructive species of fish. The FWC hopes to start up new efforts to prevent the further spread of lionfish and work on extraction. Extraction [...]

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Natural Resources Amendment Secures Environmental Funding But Raises Concerns

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

With almost one million signatures from Florida voters, Amendment 1 – also known as the Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment – will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, though not all parties are pleased by this development.

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