Billion-Dollar Reservoir for Florida Everglades Thanks to Federal Contract

Image by emisoo2 from Pixabay  A federal bill worth $1.6B gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority to begin planned water development projects, including a reservoir for the Everglades. The 10,100-acre, $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project would begin as planned under a bill adopted by the U.S. House. The Water Resources

Where to Catch the 5 Best Sunsets in Florida

Image by David Frampton from Pixabay  St. George Island The St. George Lighthouse. Photo: www.floridasforgottencoast.com Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is a beautiful 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Located just off North Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. George Island is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands

Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

Spooky Places in Florida You’ll Want to Visit (or Stay Away From)

A creepy photo of a church in Key West, Florida, USA. Image by Jody Davis from Pixabay  It may not be Halloween or even October yet, so a scary ghost story may not be appreciated right now. But hauntings and ghosts don’t take vacations or breaks. Florida is ripe with places that are haunted, and

5 Bucket-List Places Every Floridian Must See

Image by Randall Beauchamp from Pixabay  If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida, look no further than the following places to go. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best places to go to if you are a native Floridian (or close to it). Apart from our sandy beaches, these hidden gems will

What It’s Like to Visit Florida’s National Forests

Flamingos at Mud Lake, Everglades National Park, NPSPhoto, taken by R.Illiescu. Flickr/Everglades National Park You may or may not have known that there are actual forests in Florida. The Florida National Forests offer something for everyone. Whether it’s hiking trails or camping to just simply wanting to walk around in nature, you may want to

Reasons to Visit Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Ah, Lake Okeechobee. What would we Floridians do without you? Indeed, the lake is more important to Florida than most people think. Not only is it a natural gem but just the sight of it is enough to heal your soul during difficult times. You can also use

Take a Road Trip to Florida’s Most Magical Places

Map of the magical Florida Road Trip. Photo: Google Maps Florida is filled with so many wonderful fairytale-like places. From wolves and castles to shimmering emerald-green water and forests, Florida itself seems like it is seemingly straight out of a fairytale. Located right here in the Sunshine State we even have a few caves and

The History of the Matheson Hammock Name

Aerial view of Matheson Hammock Park in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Abel Santamarina/Shutterstock.com South Floridians, may be familiar with Matheson Hammock Park, or simply “Matheson Hammock” as it is referred to by the locals, but did you know that Matheson was named after a real person? The name comes from a man named William John

“Giant” Lizard Established as an Invasive Species in Florida

Argentine black and white tegu. Photo and Caption: Stan Kirkland/Florida FWC/www.fox13news.com The culprit is what is known as the Argentine Black and White Tegu and it is posing a real threat to wildlife in Florida and Georgia. The Argentine Black and White Tegu is the largest lizard of its species. It can grow up to