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June Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled

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Date: June 9, 2011
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

The June 23rd meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-road Vehicle Advisory Board is canceled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The meetings are held at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center at 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL.

For more information on the advisory committee go to - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/orv-advisory-committee.htm

Did You Know?

A great white heron scratches its neck. Notice the color of the legs.

The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.