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Cheeno released after rehab at South Florida Museum

Cheeno released after rehab at South Florida Museum

Bradenton, Fl. - A manatee undergoing rehabilitation at South Florida Museum since February of 2012 is back in the wild!

Cheeno was released from the Bishop Manatee Aquarium into the Orange River in Ft. Myers on January 7.  

“Cheeno was tagged with a GPS tracking device and will be monitored for up to a year to make sure he is adjusting well to life in the wild. His release went smoothly - he did a ‘happy to be in water’ tail slap as soon as he was wet and partially submerged in the river’s waters," says Marilyn Margold, the Museum's Director of Living Collections.

Sunday mornings Fall Bird Walks begin

Sunday mornings Fall Bird Walks begin

Lithia, FL -- Now that fall is underway, our winter birds are arriving. 

That means it's time for Rich's Backyard Birds walk!  For the fifth straight year, Rich Crete will lead a FREE bird walk one Sunday morning each month from now until April. 

The walks are always at a nearby birding hot spot.  Some of the locations will be Medard Reservoir, Lettuce Lake, Cockroach Bay Preserve and maybe even a visit to the Florida Hummingbird Man's house.  All you need are comfortable shoes and binoculars. 

Manatee Chamber a finalist for getting businesses to "go green"

Manatee Chamber a finalist for getting businesses to "go green"

Bradenton, Florida -- Getting Manatee County businesses to "go green" has earned the Manatee Chamber of Commerce a finalist position for Sustainable Florida's 2013 Best Practice Awards in the Non-Profit category.

Manatee County offers agriculture classes and workshops

Manatee County offers agriculture classes and workshops

Manatee County, Florida -- The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes for September 2013.

The Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) to Manatee County to:

Edible Community Gardens Created on Pine Avenue

Edible Community Gardens Created on Pine Avenue

Bradenton, Florida -- Eating locally grown produce has taken on a whole new meaning on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.

Tampa Couple helps Angels of the Amazon in the Peruvian Jungle

Tampa Couple helps Angels of the Amazon in the Peruvian Jungle

Tampa, Florida-- A local woman shares here experience in the Amazon Jungle, where she spent a week learning about the area from a local member of the Angels of the Amazon non-profit group.

After reading of her experience, you'll have access to information on how to plan a trip of your own:

Sustainable Shindig at Bradenton Riverwalk

Sustainable Shindig at Bradenton Riverwalk

Bradenton, Florida --The 4th annual Sustainable Shindig at the Bradenton Riverwalk will be held on May 5, from 11a.m. - 4 p.m. 

This family friendly festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face—all in a fun environment with music, food, and various sustainable educational and business booths. The music starts at 11AM showcasing local emerging talent through the support of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation.