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The Florida State Park system has 175 units of parks, trails, and historic sites. Its 800,000 acres and 100 miles of beaches are administered by the Florida Park Service within the Department of Environmental Protection. Read on to learn its history and what it offers for recreation and education.

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Lake Louisa State Park, near Clermont, contains 11 natural communities, 6 lakes and 2 streams within its boundaries. With its variety of camping options, including a full-service campground, primitive campgrounds, and modern cabins, it's a good place to camp, especially if you're visiting Orlando.

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Florida red tides are caused by algae blooms that begin offshore and make their way toward land. The current red tide affecting south Florida began in November 2017. It has killed much marine life and adversely affected the Florida tourist industry as well as the health and jobs of Floridians.

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The Constitution Revision Commission drafted 8 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution when it met in 2017. Seven of these amendments are facing court challenges. If the courts do not strike them from the ballot, Floridians will vote on them in the 2018 general election on 6 November.

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In the upcoming Florida general election, Florida voters will have a chance to vote on potentially 13 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, pending court challenges to over half of them. Read on for information about proposed amendments 1 through 5.

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The 2018 Florida midterm elections are coming up soon. Now is the time to begin doing your research and deciding how you're going to vote. Continue reading to find out what's at stake in these upcoming elections.