DEP Secretary hearing, send this email

Cut and paste to stop Steverson’s plan to add hunting, grazing, logging and other multi-use activities to our parks. Thank you Dana Bryan for writing this. To: “Braynon, Oscar” <>, “Clemens, Jeff” <>, “Flores, Anitere” <>, “Gaetz, Don” <>, “Hays, Alan” <>, “Legg, John” <>, “Negron, Joe” <>, “RICHTER., GARRETT” <> Subject: DEP Secretary hearing […]

Torreya State Park clearing

Florida state parks are more important and more endangered than ever

Tallahassee Democrat – Wednesday letters 4:30 p.m. EDT September 15, 2015 “Few people appreciate how important — and how threatened — public parks really are. “There are recurring moves to use park lands for roads, interstate highways, power line easements, airports, drainage projects, reservoirs, pipelines, logging, grazing, radar installations, strip mining, college campuses, prison sites, […]

Paynes Prairie

Protecting state parks

Gainesville Sun Editorial Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:50 p.m. As chief naturalist for the Florida Park Service, Jim Stevenson chaired a committee that wrote the management plan for Paynes Prairie when it was bought by the state. Now retired, Stevenson recently told The Sun, […]

State officials clash with critics over controversial DEP secretary appointment

State officials clash with critics over controversial DEP secretary appointment

by Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Weekly.Com “Three-time gold medal winner.” Over and over again, Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet members repeated this phrase during the Tuesday, Aug. 4 state cabinet meeting, boasting about how Florida’s state parks have been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association. The state park system, which hosts about 27 […]


Marjorie Harris Carr/Paynes Prairie History Bus Tour

October 24, 2015Saturday  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Matheson History Museum 513 East University Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32601 Map MARJORIE HARRIS CARR/PAYNES PRAIRIE BUS TOUR Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., $60 per person (lunch is included) ​Join Lars Andersen and Peggy Macdonald for an immersive tour of Paynes Prairie. Lars Andersen, a full-time river guide for […]

Fall in Paynes Prairie by Brent Ferraro

Fred Grimm: Bambi’s bulletproof days in Florida may be near an end

Damn those cheap jerseys furry freeloaders anyhow, Brot hiding behind their inherent cuteness with their twitchy little noses and big brown eyes and cuddly offspring. For DEP’s eight decades, varmints have been exploiting the wholesale NFL jerseys goodwill of Florida taxpayers, living the good Tamborine life in state parks under the mistaken assumption that they […]

Torreya State Park clearing

DEP’s Jon Steverson wants to cut down more trees and do it faster

Florida wholesale jerseys Department cheap nfl jerseys of cheap jerseys Environmental Aaron Protection Is Secretary Jon Steverson told a Senate panel this week he wants to cut and sell more trees from state parks — and do it faster. Citing other states that have increased revenue from timber sales on state land, Steverson told senators he is […]