Just to catch everyone up on what’s happening while we’re holed up at home.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced some park openings beginning Monday. The only parks in this area that will be open will be the Gen. James Van Fleet Trail and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek State Park. Polk County reopened its environmental lands sites Friday.
South Florida Water Management District recreation lands in this part of the state remain closed, but the Southwest Florida Water Management District sites remain open except for camping.
Meanwhile, the No Roads To Ruin Coalition has launched a site to provide the latest information and commentary on the plan to jam new toll roads through rural areas of Florida from the Everglades to the Okeefenokee. You can see the site at noroadstoruin.org .