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2014-04-18 23:06:13

Tampa Bay Water has kicked off its Water Smarter public awareness campaign in April. Building on last year’s efforts, the Water Smarter campaign is designed to curb outdoor water use by raising awareness of watering restrictions. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 April is Water Conservation Month in Florida because it’s one of the driest months of the year. And as temperatures start to rise in the spring, so does water use. That’s why Tampa Bay Water has kicked off its Water...

2014-04-18 23:03:36

Goal to Lower 80% Incidence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America (SATCOA) will commemorate Sleep Apnea Awareness Day by wearing pajamas to work. This health observance day is Friday, April 18. With this event, the company’s goal is to raise awareness about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Currently, it is estimated that 80 percent of people with OSA are walking around unaware that they have the condition. OSA is defined...

2014-04-18 23:02:03

Guest speakers for the event will include U.S. Rep. David Jolly, 13th Congressional District of Florida; U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 12th District of Florida and Vice Chairman, House Committee on Veterans Affairs; U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, 1st Congressional District of Florida and Chairman, House Committee on Veterans Affairs; Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, Surgeon General, U.S. Navy; Bill Young II, son of U.S. Rep. Young and Beverly Young; and Dr. Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health,...

2014-04-18 16:23:25

ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Celebration Pointe Community Development District No. 1 (the "District") has been established by Alachua County, Florida to provide public infrastructure and related services to the planned Celebration Pointe mixed-use development ("Project"). The Project is being developed by Celebration Pointe Holdings, LLC. The boundaries of the District include approximately 212.44 acres of land located within Alachua County, Florida lying within...

2014-04-18 12:35:28

A Dana-Farber/Boston Children's and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the respiratory virus New therapies are needed to prevent and treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – a potentially lethal respiratory infection that can severely affect infants, young children and the elderly. Despite a wide range of anti-RSV efforts, there are no vaccines or drugs on the...

2014-04-18 08:21:23

HOPE SOUND, Fla., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Masters Golf Tournament is held every April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It is one of the Nation's most popular sports events. This year's tournament was held on April 10-13. Americans For Responsible Advertising (AFRA) recorded the CBS television broadcast of the last day of the tournament and analyzed the advertising from the time the broadcast came on the air (2:00pm, EDT) until the last putt was sunk...

2014-04-17 23:12:56

Cockroaches were reportedly spotted in two restaurants in Florida. In order to help the public kill roaches fast and safe and prevent the infestation of them, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt spray. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Recently, cockroaches were spotted in two restaurants in Florida. And according to a report from local10.com posted on April 15, 2014, that, along with other violations, forced their closure. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products...

2014-04-17 23:10:36

Cutting-Edge Assessments and Training to Measure Business Acumen and Ability to Make Money, Based on Behavioral Finance Paradigm Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The Perth Leadership Institute, the industry thought leader in business acumen assessment and development programs (see http://www.perthleadership.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=48), today announced that HR.com/Leadership Excellence magazine has rated Perth Leadership Institute...

2014-04-17 23:10:17

The Community Foundation of Collier County serves as a hub for collaboration and grantmaking between philanthropists, nonprofits and other funding organizations in Collier County. Naples, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, has announced that $1.2 million in grants were distributed to a variety of Collier County nonprofit organizations for the period from January 1 through March 31, 2014. "These grants fuel...

2014-04-17 23:06:49

This site aims to provide thorough information as voters decide on medical marijuana legalization in Florida. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org, the first website by a Florida-based organization dedicated to providing authoritative, accurate information on all things marijuana, has launched. FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org is focused on providing Florida voters and the public with free access to thought-provoking and instructional content, as well as a community...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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