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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Hike the Gobbler Ridge Trail

Date: 2/14/2017 10:44:00 AM

p>Gobbler Ridge and a nice, easy trail with views of Lake Kissimmee and plenty of Oaks covered in Spanish Moss. Nice location for a trail run or easy shaded hike. However there is still some exposure to the sun so be prepared. I'm not sure why this

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Hike the Buster Island Loop

Date: 2/13/2017 11:34:00 AM

p>If you only have one day to hike is Lake Kissimmee State Park, this is the you must do. While mostly flat, the trail offers a great diversity in scenery and wild life. The Buster Island Loop hike is the longest hike in the park at 6.7 miles

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Planting Strategies to Establish Giant Bulrush

Date: 2/4/2017 6:23:00 PM

000). Egyptian paspalidium (Paspalidium geminatum [Forssk.] Stapf) was mechanically harvested 0.5 m below the water surface on Lake Kissimmee, Florida, and complete recovery was documented within 3 weeks (Mallison et al. 006). For planted giant bulrush

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Hydrilla Treatment Scheduled for Lake Kissimmee (FL)

Date: 2/2/2017 10:08:00 PM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla during the second week of February, weather permitting. The FWC will treat 1,151 acres of Lake Kissimmee, using

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Lake Kissimmee is located mostly in Osceola County, but the western shore, and a small part of the lake, is in Polk County. There are at least five islands in the lake, with the largest being Brahma Island in the south. Lake Kissimmee draws international birdwatchers to it's waters every year. The Joe Overstreet Road access to the lake is an birdwatchers paradise. With opportunities to view bald eagles, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, black vultures, and whooping cranes.

Sitting on the shoreline of the lake is the Lake Kissimmee State Park which provides recreation for lake goers. Within the park is 13 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of horseback riding trails. The park also provides 60 campsites with full facilities. There are also two primitive camping sites and a youth camping area. Other activities to be enjoyed in the park include boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and nature viewing. Wildlife viewing is one of the main attractions of the park and lake. Some of the species that can be found in the park include two hundred species of birds, bobcats, grey foxes, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, sandhill cranes, fox squirrels and otters. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

The Cow Camp is also located in the park. It is a living history site that depicts an 1876 cattle camp, including Florida scrub cattle. Local cattlemen were commonly referred to as Cracker cowboys. Cow Camp is open on weekends and holidays from October through May 1.

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