Tag Archives: State Parks

In The News: Free Parks Admission Tuesday, Hernando Today Closing Its Doors, Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Group Advocates For Body-Mounted Cameras

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Free admission to state parks offered Tuesday – Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday Florida’s state parks will be admission-free on Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. More than 170 parks are participating, including veteran memorials like Orman House Historic State Park’s Three [...]

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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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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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Silver Springs absorbed into state park system

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Palace Entertainment announced Wednesday that Florida’s oldest theme park, Silver Springs, in Ocala, will be absorbed into the state park system. The animal exhibits and some amusement rides may be eliminated.

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Silver Springs could become Florida state park

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

The Park Service is holding a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Ocala’s Vanguard High School to get public input about the plan to turn Silver Springs into a state park.

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