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Remember Florida's "Amendment 1?" Back in November, citizens in the Sunshine State approved $22 billion in dedicated funds for conservation—the largest such measure in U.S. history. The amendment won a resounding victory at the polls, with 75 percent approval and more "yes" votes than any other...

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Through its 9 Family Connection brand, WFTV Channel 9 today launched Orlando's inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. The program is presented in partnership with The Trust for Public Land. Nominations are being accepted now through June 29 at www.9family.com for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of an individual's paid job.

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Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land, acquired 620 acres of conservation lands within the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Florida Forever project for $9,765,000.

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Four Miami-Dade Parks will get new Fitness Zone® exercise areas, The Trust for Public Land announced today. Thanks to a $160,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida, The Trust for Public Land will work in partnership with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to select the next four parks for installation of the Fitness Zones.

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Florida's Water and Land Legacy announced today that the Water and Land Conservation constitutional amendment has surpassed the statewide signature requirement to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

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The Department of Defense announced today the selection of two winning partnership projects, in the states of Florida and Washington as part of its “Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Challenge.”

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Two new national wildlife refuges which The Trust for Public Land helped create in urban areas were among a group of seven refuges honored today by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Marva Y. Bannerman Park has a brand new, custom-built outdoor gym designed to foster fitness and health while providing a positive impact for the entire community. The new Fitness Zone® installation from The Trust for Public Land (TPL) was made possible by the financial support from UnitedHealthcare’s advertising through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program. The Fitness Zone installation is part of TPL’s Parks for People- Miami program and will provide opportunities for physical activity in Liberty City’s community, where obesity rates and related diabetes rates are disproportionately high and access to fitness facilities is limited.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department, announces the grand opening of the organization's first Fitness Zone® installation at West Perrine Park.

After a stroke robbed him of his sight and independence, Vietnam veteran Michael Perryman began to lose weight and strength quickly and was always tired.

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