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Tampa's Green ARTery movement turns two listen

09/30/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Tampa, recreation, Bob Buckhorn, Green ARTery, green living


The Green ARTery is a community-based movement which is focused on connecting the green areas of 20 Central Tampa neighborhoods for pedestrians, cyclists and recreationalists. Saturday morning the mayor and others applauded the work already done by the grassroots organization but recognize there’s more to do.

During the second anniversary of Tampa’s Green Artery initiative. early birds were welcomed to a country fair atmosphere with a distinctive musical back...

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Hillsborough expands recreational after school programs listen

08/25/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners voted to make a plan that would add 19 parks to provide youth recreational programs. The plan represents an increase from the previously adopted use of 11 regional facilities. The decision came after Commissioner Ken Hagan proposed a hybrid plan for board consideration.

Commissioner Ken Hagen brought a proposal to the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners that would meet the needs of children and families throug...

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SWFWMD plans Get Outside event in Pasco County listen

11/04/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly known as SWFWMD, has produced a new Recreation Guide to more than fifty properties it owns.

As part of the promotion of that guide, this Saturday SWFWMD is hosting a “Get Outside” gathering at one of those properties. It’s at Pasco County’s Starkey Wildern...

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Friendship Bridge Report Meeting listen

05/26/09 Amy Beeman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Hillsborough and Pinellas County’s Public Works departments met today in Tampa with the Friendship Trail Oversight Committee to hear the report about the options for saving the Friendship Trail Bridge.

Structural investigations of the Friendship Trailbridge last year, also known as the Old Gandy Bridge, led to its closing in December due to public safety concerns. Now, committees, engineers, and community leaders from both sides of the bay are working together to find a way to save the ...

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