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On Earth Day, Environmentalists Optimistic About Fla. Legislative Session

FWF hopeful to see a springs bill passed and Florida's Water and Land Legacy campaign gain even more momentum.

April 2014

Company fined for technique consistent with 'fracking' in Collier

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has fined a Texas oil company for performing a drilling technique consistent with fracking in central Collier County.

April 2014

Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ad Hoc Red Snapper Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for a newly created temporary advisory panel. The Ad Hoc Red Snapper For-Hire IFQ Advisory Panel will consider issues surrounding an IFQ-type program, provide the Council with feedback, and assist with program design.

April 2014

Florida senators moving on bill to protect springs, but House efforts stall

With the legislative session more than half over, lawmakers in the House and Senate remain at odds over what to do — if anything — to fix Florida's ailing springs.

April 2014

Two New Exhibits are MUST-SEES at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee

Do you live in Tallahassee or are you coming for a visit this spring or summer? The Museum of Florida History has two new exhibits, the Springs Eternal exhibit and The Lure of Florida Fishing that you won’t want to miss.

April 2014

Florida State Parks Plan Earth Day Events

Each year, April 22 marks Earth Day and the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The fight for a clean environment continues. Events are held worldwide on Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

April 2014

Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

The tourism industry provides more than 280,000 jobs in Florida and wildlife tourism generates over $8 billion in spending every year.

April 2014

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