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Lawmakers Weigh Spending on Conservation Projects

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

When state lawmakers met during the 2017 legislative session, one of the biggest issues was a bill backed by Senate President Joe Negron to revamp how water flows in parts of South Florida. Lawmakers aren’t considering such a major piece of environmental legislation as they prepare for the 2018 session. But they have started moving forward with several high-priced bills …

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Oh Christmas Tree, What to do with that Christmas Tree

Dan Environment, Forestry, This Land of Ours

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, in this series, Cathy Isom reviews what to do with your tree now that Christmas is over. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. What to do with that Christmas Tree In the days following Christmas, many folks will choose to take all of the decorations down and put them away. Others wait …

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Putnam Provides Tips for Safe Christmas Tree Disposal

Dan Environment, Forestry, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Floridians to dispose of Christmas trees safely. Dry limbs and needles from discarded Christmas trees can be an ignition source for fire if not properly cleared away from homes and natural areas. One way to remove this potential fire hazard is by recycling Christmas trees. Many locations offer tree recycling services, such …