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2014-08-19 08:23:16

"It was an unexpected honor to be elected president of Audubon of Martin County. My main goal is to make environmental education the center piece of our organization."- John Nelson STUART, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Nelson has been named president of Audubon of Martin County. As a wildlife videographer, he was a contributor for the National Geographic channel's "World's Deadliest" series in 2013 and is currently the voice of The Audubon Moment heard on the...

2014-08-15 08:23:24

Former founder of Pepsi Air Dania Motocross Park plans new venue in response to public demand FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Penick, ULC's President, was founder of the former history-making "Pepsi Air Dania Motocross Park" on Collins Road in Dania Beach that was opened in 1994 and closed in 2005 for warehouse use. Brian and his team have shifted their efforts from an indoor park in Nevada back to his home here in South Florida. This was only after an...

2014-08-14 23:01:01

Florida Hospital will help guide health and wellness initiatives for the Bucs support personnel. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Florida Hospital Carrollwood Occupational Health Services and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are teaming up to provide Workers’ Compensation services for the 400+ employees that support the Tampa Bay region’s favorite NFL team. This is another element of the partnership between Florida Hospital and the Buccaneers that both organizations announced last year, when Florida...

2014-08-12 16:29:26

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In association with Renaissance Hotels (RH), McCartan, a design company operating out of offices in New York and the UK, have been chosen to create a new Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Orlando. True to the brand direction of 'Living Life to Discover' the design will give a window into the future of RH and how they are continually redefining the world of travel. The hotel, located at the heart of Orlando's business district will feature 292...

2014-08-12 12:24:46

MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Ann Lester, Director of Next Level Fairs (http://nextlevelfairs.com/) and Sean McCormick, McCormick Place Miami (http://www.mccormickplace-miami.com/) announce the formation of the Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD.) McCormick will serve as Chairman of the Board and Lester as Vice President. MDAD is a non-profit organization that serves cultural institutions and museums; galleries, local artists and studios; as well as businesses, event...

2014-08-11 23:07:26

Starting in September, gr8code, an all-female-owned small business, will begin training adult students so that they may emerge from the 9-week program with skills that qualify them for jobs as front-end developers. Ybor City, Florida (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 In the Tampa Bay area, Absolute Mobile Solutions, a digital marketing agency, turned down half a million dollars of work this year because it can’t find enough qualified front-end developers. Across the United States and around the...

2014-08-11 16:24:41

DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many travelers have traditionally scheduled their northwest Florida beach getaways during summer. Yet, with 2014 fall's exciting calendar chockfull of fun festivals and star-studded concerts being held from Panama City Beach to the Beaches of South Walton and Destin, seasons for taking beach escapes are a changin.' "Savvy travelers are discovering what we locals have known for a long time---- fall is a fabulous time to enjoy all that our...

2014-08-11 08:26:19

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VSBrooks ADVERTISING, a Coral Gables-based integrated marketing firm serving both the general and multi-cultural markets, was recently named in Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For in the Best Small Companies category (15-49 employees). In the Best Small Companies category, the firm is listed as the top company located in South Florida. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140808/134897 The...

2014-08-08 23:07:52

A new and unique workshop is being hosted in the Tampa Bay area for anyone wanting to become more courteous and tech savvy. This workshop is perfect for sales associates, business owners, wholesalers, seasoned professionals, team leaders, and anyone that works with clients. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Registration is now open for “Essential Tools for All Business Professionals”. In partnership with The Proper Professional, Ripple Effect Strategies will host a one day workshop on...

2014-08-08 16:22:55

MIAMI, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida MMTC Institute's Regulatory, Industry and Business Seminars are a popular starting point for entrepreneurs, investors, doctors, lawyers and pharmacy owners who are in the planning stage of entering Florida's emerging medical marijuana industry. The Institute is now offering two new seminars -- on August 23 in downtown Miami and September 6 in downtown Jacksonville. Growing confidence in Amendment 2 -- now polling well over 80%...


Latest Geography of 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...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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