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Have you seen this culprit?

Our mangroves are highly protected for a reason – they’re a key part of keeping Florida’s ecosystem and waterways clean and healthy, so generations to come can experience them. But one of the biggest threats to our mangroves is also one of the hardest to control: invasive species. Invasive species are those that are not…

It’s time for some local history!

Hernando DeSoto was a notorious Spanish Conquistador on a quest to lead a major expedition to conquer Florida for the Spanish crown. Many people don’t know de Soto first landed in Florida right here in Ruskin. He traveled over 4,000 miles throughout the region now known as the Southern US, clashing with Native Americans along…

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