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  • Oasis on the Forgotten Coast - Wakulla Springs, Florida
    Oasis on the Forgotten Coast - Wakulla Springs, Florida
    Travelers looking for a taste of Old Florida can definitely find it at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The park is located 5 miles east of Crawfordville in Wakulla County and offers glimpses of pristine nature, vestiges of ancient times...
  • Protect Florida springs for future generations
    Protect Florida springs for future generations
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has named April as Springs Protection Awareness Month. Florida's natural springs are essential to the environment, economy and residents.In addition to the DEP's designation, several...
  • FWC reports good news in aerial manatee count
    FWC reports good news in aerial manatee count
    The annual manatee population survey overseen by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a growing number of manatees in the state's waters. Twenty observers from nine organizations counted 2,317 manatees on...
  • Suspect dead in Yellow Springs standoff.
    Suspect reported dead in Yellow Springs Ohio standoff
    A suspect who had exchanged gunfire with officers late Tuesday night is reportedly dead in Yellow Springs, Ohio after a lengthy standoff with three separate S.W.A.T. teams.Just prior to midnight on Tuesday night, it was reported that a suspect had...
  • Florida off the beaten path part I: Manatee Springs
    Florida off the beaten path part 1: Manatee Springs
    Although plenty of tourists are content to visit Florida without ever setting foot off Disney property, Florida's state parks offer a perfect complement--or perhaps antidote--to the Disney experience. A day trip to a state park offers tourists...
  • Imagining El Ojito
    Springs once flowed in downtown Tucson
    We live in the desert. Yet, even the deserts are known for their oasis. In prehistoric times, and right up until 1887, El Ojito (Little Eye Spring) flowed freely and provided water for the people of that period. Water is life in the desert...
  • Crystal River diving
    How to dive at the springs in Crystal River, Florida
    Florida's Crystal River springs sits just north of Tampa and features The Sunshine State's second-largest group of natural springs. It is a popular diving and snorkeling spot for its crystal-clear waters, but also because it is home to...
  • Springs of Daphne
    Springs of Daphne
    Hidden places, beautiful places are subject to some exposure from time to time. I am currently in Turkey, doing research, relaxing and taking pictures. My favorite spot here so far has been the Springs of Daphne. It is in the Southern part of...
  • Crills Wilson CD Release Show, 5.19.11
    PHILLY PHIVE HUMP DAY HOLLER, Vol. 7: Indie Rock Abides
    Half of the work week is officially over. It's almost time to retire your slacks and appropriateness and bust out your matte red lipstick, your high-waisted skorts and your weather-inappropriate scarves for the weekend. But what are your plans...
  • Sponge DIver
    The Sponge Docks in Historic Tarpon Springs
    When most tourists or Snow Birds come to the Nature Coast, the first thing they do is head for the Sponge Docks in the historic city of Tarpon Springs. The Sponge Docks is a Greek community that is well known for its Sponging Industry which began...
  • SS
    This is my life.
    Inarticulate dreams and overdraft fees.I didn't own a car until the age of twenty. Relocating carts from the parking lot to the grocery store interior gave my wandering mind far too much time to see. Being in a parking lot and not much for...
  • Cave Diver on the Pond
    Merritt's Mill Pond
    Merritt's Mill Pond is located in northern Florida in just about the center of the Panhandle. Located on the south east edge of the town of Marianna Florida and being 37 miles south southeast of Dothan Alabama, Merritt's Mill Pond is...
  • Douglas Spring
    Where the city ends adventure begins: Douglas Spring Trail
    Douglas Spring Trail. Everyday we drive up and down Speedway in our infinite struggle to get through rush hour in one piece. Often times we make it home with a vein in our forehead about to burst. There is however a prize at the end of Speedway...
  • Canoers at Weeki Wachee River
    Kayak the Crystal Clear Waters of Weeki Wachee River
    As more than just a world famous home for a live mermaid show, Weeki Wachee‘s first magnitude spring feeds a river that hosts kayaking and canoeing for all skill levels. April’s mild warm weather matched with the cool 72 degree spring...
  • De Leon Springs
    Spring Activities at De Leon Springs State Park
    It’s spring again, which means it’s time to venture outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather. Now’s the perfect time to beat the summer rush and enjoy outdoor recreation at De Leon Springs State Park before the busy...