Tag Archives: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Small-Scale Horse Operations Guide to Protect Florida Water

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

The Florida Department of Education released a manual for small-scale horse operation best management practices in order to help preserve the state’s water resources.

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Senators Propose Bill To Protect Florida Springs

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Floridian water resources are contaminated and overused everyday. A new bill will propose to save the quality of water and its usage in Florida.

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What’s Wrong With Otter Creek’s Water?

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Otter Creek Mayor and officials are looking for alternative for the town’s drinking water issues. Residents are currently drinking water from other cities.

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New Civil War Monument Triggers Debate in Lake City

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.

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GRU To Pay $7,750 For Spilling Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities is facing lower fines for two sewage spills over the summer. Compared to a 140,000-gallon spill in 2005 that resulted in a $10,000 fine, GRU is being fined $7,750 for one sewage spill of nearly 1 million gallons and another of 58,000 gallons.

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Alachua County recognized for highest 2011 recycling rate in the state

By on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.

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Florida purchases land to protect state springs

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection purchased about 600 acres of land to protect Florida springs, but Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight said there is more to be done.

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Pocket Ranger app provides state park information on the go

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has employed a new smartphone app called Pocket Ranger to act as an interactive guide for visitors. The department hopes the app will help increase attendance in Florida state parks.

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State park plan for Silver Springs becomes official

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

From Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Cabinet, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, approved the modification of a lease agreement between Palace Entertainment and the state of Florida Wednesday, allowing the Silver Springs theme park [...]

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