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Helping panthers through trail therapy

St. Petersburg, FL (January 29, 2021) – Steve Fugate is practicing trail therapy. After losing his son to suicide and daughter to an accidental overdose, the Vero Beach, Florida native started walking to escape his pain. But walking in nature did more than provide an escape, it taught him lessons about grief, healing and mental […]

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Foundation helps make Silver Springs accessible to all

Tallahassee, FL (January 19, 2021) – A grandmother ushers a group of children to the ramp, excited to board one of the iconic 1960’s era glass bottom boats and share the wonders of Silver Springs. Instead of disembarking full of a new appreciation for nature, the group leaves disappointed. The reason: the boat could not […]

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Female veterans find a new home in the outdoors

Tallahassee, FL (December 29, 2020) – With women accounting for 10% of the United States’ military, veteran organizations are finding creative ways to be more inclusive. One such organization is Operation Outdoor Freedom (OOF), thanks to a $26,700 grant from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. OOF helps wounded or disabled veterans reconnect […]

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27,000 Acres of Wild Florida Protected in Osceola County

St. Petersburg, FL (December 14, 2020) – The late Fred DeLuca launched the Subway sandwich empire at age 17 with $1,000. Johnny Morris started Bass Pro Shops by selling fishing gear in the back of his father’s liquor store. Both grew into two of the world’s most successful businesses. But neither family was satisfied solely […]

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Algae vacuum cleans house at Weeki Wachee Springs

Tallahassee, FL (December 4, 2020) – Suck it! That’s the thought the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park had when contemplating solutions to their algae problem. For years, volunteers and staff at Weeki Wachee have been combatting an invasive algae threatening to take over the world-famous springs. Lyngbya algae feeds on excess nutrients resulting […]

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