A committee collecting community petitions for construction of a multi-use trail dubbed the Panama City Crayfish Trail pitched the Lynn Haven commission on the concept, according to the Panama City News Herald. A five-mile stretch of old railbed from the fuel depot east is what they’re eyeing for a new trail. Living as I do in an […]
Archives for June 2008
Now that the management plan for South Florida Water Management District’s Conner Preserve has been approved, opening the preserve to trail-based recreation is the first order of business. A trail system will be completed by fall. This Pasco County preserve is about 5 miles north of Land O’ Lakes off SR 52, east of US […]
It’s a delight to learn that long-time Estero resident Ellen Peterson has been named Conservationist of the Year by the Florida Wildlife Federation. Ellen has been a strong supporter of conservation in Southwest Florida since the 1960s, taking on serious and successful efforts to protect Lovers Key, Estero Bay, and Pine Island Sound from rampant […]
To celebrate National Trails Day, Volusia County opened another segment of their multi-use, paved Spring to Spring Trail. The 3.3 mile segment connects Lake Beresford Park and Blue Spring State Park in Deland. Read more about it in the West Volusia News.
By 2009, Southwest Florida Water Management District will have new recreational facilities in place at 5,500 acres of public land around the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir off CR 39 near Plant City. Trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use are in the plans. More details in the Tampa Tribune…
Another escape for those of you in the crowded ‘burbs of Clearwater and Tampa: Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve, being created in Pasco County near Fivay Junction. According to The Tampa Tribune, this 122.6-acre preserve has natural treasures like an ancient bald cypress and gopher tortoise habitat, as well as historical artifacts such as an old turpentine […]