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"Ode to Joy," 1785
Now is time to preserve land PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Muir   
Sunday, December 30 2007
The 40-year-old Florida National Scenic Trail crosses nearly 1,500 miles of wild lands on public or other conservation property. There are only seven other such federally designated trails in the country, including the renowned Appalachian Trail.

But true to life in Florida, the natural trail is interrupted by scenes of human development. On nearly a fourth of the distance, hikers are forced out of forests and sandhills to trek along highways, some rural and others congested.

Trail advocates say now is the time to move those 361 remaining miles onto protected lands before Florida's rapid development makes that impossible.

For more on this read the Orlando Sentinel article .
 
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