Tag Archives: Paynes Prairie

Thousands Sign Petition Against Profiting From Paynes Prairie

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

A petition launched by an environmentalist to stop possible cattle grazing and tree growing in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park has more than 10,000 signatures. The environmentalist, Shirley Lasseter, started the petition in response to a proposal by the DEP secretary to allow such for-profit uses to help pay for the parks.

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State Park Commercialization Plan Contributor Appointed DEP Secretary

By on August 5th, 2015 | Last updated: August 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

State parks were identified by former interim secretary of the DEP Jon Steverson in a draft strategic plan as test cases for allowing commercial businesses to graze cattle, timber and hunt in the parks. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Steverson as DEP secretary today.

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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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In The News: Paynes Prairie solar panels producing energy, Jacksonville Mayor’s approval ratings drop, Race wasn’t an issue in Dunn case, Matheson Museum director resigns

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Solar panels on Paynes Prairie now producing power – Solar panels are now up and running in Paynes Prairie at the Prairie View Solar Park. The nine-acre park lined with solar panels is now producing energy. Gainesville.com Jacksonville Mayor Alvin […]

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Florida Parks Receive Record Number Of Gold Medals For Excellence

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.

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Feb. 22, 2013: Morning News In 90

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

A video bringing together the top local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: Paynes Prairie burn, Tumblin Creek cleanup, businesses at Stadium Club, national spending cuts, Boeing 787 investigation.

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Controlled burn delayed for Paynes Prairie

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

The Florida Forest Service canceled Wednesday’s scheduled controlled burn at Paynes Prairie due to high humidity and wind.

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Alachua County Barr Hammock preserve hosts grand opening

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

The northern part of Alachua County’s Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve opened Feb. 2. The southern part will open in 2014.

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I-75 signage on Payne’s Prairie still months away

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

WUFT reports on the area of Gainesville near Paynes Prairie, where several people died earlier this year, and changes that have been made to prevent another tragedy.

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Payne’s Prairie bison “round up” wraps up

By on March 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

A controversial process to round up and control the growth of a Paynes Prarie bison herd is nearing its end nearly a month since it began. Male adults and calves are being castrated to manage the size of the herd and prevent incidents with aggressive bison. […]

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