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Between gunshots and chainsaws, a habitat gets a haircut

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If only clearing more than 14,000 pounds of invasive plants was as easy as giving someone a haircut. But the former is exactly what happened along the banks of McKay Bay in Tampa on March 31 – and rows of … Continue reading

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Ten reasons (among many) why you should come to the 30th anniversary/5 millionth visitor celebration at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center on Thursday, March 16

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If it’s in your nature to enjoy yourself, we humbly suggest you enjoy yourself in our nature – Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center – this Thursday, March 16. We’re celebrating our 30th season as a showcase of free, fun, environmental … Continue reading

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(Sara)solo and in groups, visitors of all kinds love TECO’s commitment to the environment

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Among the VIPs who have come to the Manatee Viewing Center and the adjacent Florida Conservation and Technology Center over the past week, one of them feels so comfortable there he’s going to stay. No, he’s not among the Hillsborough … Continue reading

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Open house Jan. 30, wide-open world of possibilities for the future at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

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In Florida’s theme-park paradise, it can be easy to overlook the smaller attractions that focus on things like environmental education – places that make it fun to learn about the state’s unique and fascinating ecosystem while they immerse you in … Continue reading

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In natural Florida, building a bridge to a better habitat

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Where were the volunteers? No sign of them from quiet Dickman Road in Apollo Beach. Did they vanish into the dense Florida wilderness? Pushing through the native scrub, clues were fleeting – signs of footprints, something resembling a trail. Wait. … Continue reading

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