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Polk Environmental Lands and Trek Ten Trails
Polk County's Environmental Lands program began in 1994 with the passage, through a referendum, of a property tax levy. Since that time, 11 properties have been purchased. The Trek Ten Trails program motivates citizens to get out and explore these lands.

Growing Hemp in Florida
Industrial hemp could be the next big agricultural commodity grown in Florida. Although hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant, they are grown differently and produce different chemical compounds. Read on to discover how they differ.

Florida State Forests
Florida is home to 37 state forests, administered by a division of the state Department of Agriculture. In addition to protecting ecosystems and rare species, the forests offer a range of outdoor recreational activities.

Merritt Island and Canaveral National Seashore
The northern section of Merritt Island, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, comprises both Canaveral National Seashore and a national wildlife refuge. The national seashore protects 25 miles of undeveloped beach. The wildlife refuge offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing.

Florida Elections Administration and Laws
The 2018 mid-term election is over, but some winners have not yet been determined. Be patient. The vote-counting process is happening according to procedure. Keep reading for a synopsis of Florida election administration and law.

Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Kissimmee State Park, wedged between 3 lakes, is a piece of old Florida in its heartland. One of its unique features is the 1876 Cow Camp that demonstrates what life was like for a cow hunter on a 19th-century cattle drive . Developed and primitive camping is available inside the park.

Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center is a museum in downtown Tampa that presents the cultural history of the Tampa Bay region. In addition to its permanent and temporary exhibits, it also contains the Columbia Cafe, a branch of the original Ybor City Columbia Restaurant, and a small gift shop.

Family-friendly Halloween Events 2018
You don't have to go far to find family-friendly Halloween fun in Florida. Many theme parks, state parks, and municipalities have scheduled not-so-scary events for Halloween week, October 26-November 3, 2018.

Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights
Proposed constitutional amendment #4 that appears on the 2018 mid-term election ballot would restore civil rights to non-violent felons who have completed their sentences. Read on to learn about the history of revoking voting rights in Florida and reasons to vote yes on this amendment.

Mountain Biking in Florida
Florida is probably not the first place you think of for mountain biking. However, the Sunshine State offers a fair number of parks with developed singletrack trails. Continue reading to find out about some of the top-rated mountain biking trails in north, central, and south Florida.

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