While Tampa and Hillsborough County is thought of as an urban center along the north shore of Tampa Bay, it has a growing number of natural lands protecting drainages into the water supply of the region, including linear areas along the Hillsborough, Little Manatee, and Alafia Rivers, all of which have hiking trails. Special protection has been accorded upland areas, too, with more scrub habitats now under protection.

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