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St. Marks River Preserve State Park

St. Marks River Preserve State Park is still being developed, but open for native habitat enthusiast and those who enjoy this environment as nature established it. Located along the banks of the St. Marks River’s headwaters, this park offers an extensive system of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and off-road bicycling.  The existing road network …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/05/st-marks-river-preserve-state-park/

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

A great walk or ride is close at hand on this trail which once supported a critical 19th century transportation link. The typical image of a state park is that of a place where visitors enter through a front gate and enjoy the wonders of nature or some historic structure. The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/08/tallahassee-st-marks-historic-railroad-state-trail/

State Looking for Landowners wanting to Permanently Preserve Agricultural Land

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced March 30, 2016 that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will invest $ 35 million toward the protection and preservation of working agricultural lands in Florida and invites agricultural land owners to apply to the conservation program. The Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/state-looking-for-landowners-wanting-to-permanently-preserve-agricultural-land/

Florida’s First Capital and First High Rise? – Jefferson County’s Letchworth-Love Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s a calm clear weekday in January. There’s a single buzzard soaring above, two squirrels scurrying in the trees and a pileated woodpecker calling in the distance. It’s hard to imagine this site was the capital of civilization in North Florida some 1200 or more years ago. The visible exception is the weathered remnant of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/25/floridas-first-capital-and-first-high-rise-jefferson-countys-letchworth-love-mounds-archeological-state-park/

National Seafood Month – the state of seafood

While directing the Marine Science Academy for the Escambia County School District I had students conduct small, informal, surveys targeting the popularity of seafood with students, parents, and the community. The purpose of these surveys was to kick start a discussion on the commercial fishing issue. The northern Gulf Coast has been known for several …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/national-seafood-month-the-state-of-seafood/