River of Grass Greenway, or ROGG, is a proposed 75-mile bike path that would connect Miami to Naples. Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation department is heading up the project with other partnerships. Protesters of ROGG walked along the proposed path from Collier County Miami-Dade County over the course of five days. The project is not happening for sure, but local protesters want to stop it dead in its tracks.
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After directing Miami-Dade County’s Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department for only two months, Maria Nardi is leading the cleanup and recovery effort of 270 parks, 20 miles of roads, 15 miles of beaches, golf courses and marinas. While many members of Ms. Nardi’s team have been without power themselves, they’ve worked longer hours to help community members have access to streets and parks after Hurricane Irma. “After being cooped up in homes without AC… people need to get out after a storm, and they go to parks,” she said. Though some parks are already accessible to the public, it will be a few months before all parks are open again. Ms. Nardi says responding to Hurricane Irma has been challenging for the county because it was not concentrated in one area, but the storm’s effects spread across the whole county. “In previous storms, we’ve had quicker recovery in some areas,” she said. Before taking over for previous directors Jack Kardys and George Navarrete, who briefly succeeded the retiring Mr. Kardys before his own retirement, Ms. Nardi was the assistant director of planning and design excellence, where she co-authored the Master Plan, a 50-year, $3.4 billion project to transform the way the community interacts with public spaces. “Our question wasn’t ‘How do we develop a parks master plan?’ It was, ‘What is the role of parks in creating a livable, economically vibrant community?,” Ms. Nardi said. While developing the Master Plan, Ms. Nardi looked at successful model cities that are economically vibrant and found that “people want to live in places that are beautiful, where they can walk to a park and enjoy natural resources with their families,” she said. Parks are not just recreational spaces, but the foundation of vibrant cities: “They revitalize and completely transform communities.” Her previous workspace, just one floor below her new office, is an interactive planning studio; there is a materials lab, and the shared space is lined with maps and future project ideas pinned to the walls. The planning and excellence department develops $50 million worth of projects each year, varying in scale. Miami’s walkability baseline right now is pretty low at 58%, and Ms. Nardi is excited about connecting each member of the Miami-Dade community to parks and creating a more livable county. The parks system starts “the minute you step outside your door,” and connects you to the rest of the county, she said. Though Ms. Nardi doesn’t have a favorite park, she says most community members do. “People are still connected to [their favorite parks]… they grow up near a particular park and it stays with them throughout their lives,” she said. Ms. Nardi hopes to keep people “connected to parks for life” by making them more accessible. Miami has beautiful spaces; it’s just a matter of developing a more integrated parks system, she says. Ms. Nardi hopes to transform public spaces and make natural areas more accessible, connect areas through greenways and blueways, and design complete streets that also move cyclists and people, not just cars. Miami Today reporter Gabi Maspons interviewed Maria Nardi on Friday at her office downtown. The interview was recorded by videographer Jahmoukie Dayle, and can be found at http://bit.ly/2uNHy0Q. SHOT AND EDIT BY JDOTLIVE.COM....
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Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation has been actively updating the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan for the past 18 months. This new plan will provide a 15-year roadmap for the development of future parks, recreation and open space facilities. The master plan is now available in draft form and will be available for public comment at five upcoming public meetings in June, 2015. A meeting is scheduled in each of the commission districts.
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http://www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/driveways/index.html Here's something few of us seem to know about and it has to do with parking recreation vehicles on your property. There are city codes and people who drive around in their vehicles looking for those breaking the rules and in your city, it could be against the law to park any vehicle on certain areas of your property under certain circumstances. It wouldn't be a bad idea to check with your local city code enforcement agency, before purchasing anything you're planning on parking in an area that isn't designated as a parking area.
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Wednesday night, Miami-Dade County Commissioners overwhelmingly backed a referendum that would allow Florida International University to expand its main campus, while relocating the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair at Tamiami Park. If county voters approve this question on the November ballot, FIU, through the state budget, would pay 900 million dollars for the new campus and would also have to finance the youth fair's move. Guest: Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University
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Guest speakers: Bernard Zyscovich, FAIA, Managing Principal, Zyscovich Architects Mikael Coilville-Andersen, CEO/Founder of Copenhagenize Design Co. Aileen Boucle, AICP, Executive Director for the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization James Wolfe, PE, District Six Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, Knight Foundation At the intersection of architecture and public health is Plan Z for Miami, a not-for-profit organization founded with the purpose of restoring safety and vitality to South Florida’s most preferred waterfront destination spot for exercise and recreation: Rickenbacker Causeway. Plan Z for Miami seeks to transform this outdated, dangerous, single use infrastructure into a world class, multi-modal recreational asset that promotes physical activity, health and well-being while in a natural and safe environment. The concept for PLAN Z FOR MIAMI was generated in response to the continuing deaths of cyclists on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami-Dade county. PLAN Z’s goal is to help minimize cycling risks while providing uninhibited access to clean air and exercise in a safe, scenic environment while also taking into account future bridge replacement and the potential for sea-level rise.
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Save up to 20% on top Miami attractions when you build your own Miami tourist pass vs. paying at the gate. http://bit.ly/Miami-Build-Your-Own Just add 2 or more attractions to your pass and you’ll receive an automatic discount of up to 20% off the combined admission costs. Choose from over 30 popular things to do in and around Miami, including... - Kennedy Space Center - Jungle Island - Sawgrass Recreational Park - Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour - Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise - and many more... ================== HOW IT WORKS ================= Building Your Own Pass is easy and the savings are guaranteed! Here’s how it works: 1. Check out the list of available attractions and add the ones you plan to visit to your Pass. 2. Once you’ve added two or more attractions your guaranteed discount will be automatically deducted from the total price shown in your shopping cart. 3. After you check out, your pass will be instantly delivered via email and can be printed out or presented right on your mobile device. 4. Your Pass is activated when you visit your first attraction. You then have up to 30 days from activation to visit all the attractions you added to your pass. 5. Simply show your Pass at the ticket window of each attraction and you’re in—it’s that easy. ================== PASS OPTIONS ================= Check out all of our money saving options for visiting fun things to do in Miami... http://bit.ly/Go-Miami-Card-All-Inclusive-Pass Go Miami® Card: Save up to 55% - All inclusive pass, choose as you go from over 20 top attractions. http://bit.ly/Miami-Build-Your-Own Build Your Own Pass: Save up to 20% - Select 2 or more attractions. Your digital pass also comes with a convenient online guidebook with everything you need to know about each attraction. Plus, with your risk free guarantee, you'll have one year from your purchase date to recieve a full refund on all non-activated passes. No questions asked. So whether you’re planning the perfect family vacation or a quick weekend away, Build Your Own Go Miami Card and get guaranteed savings of 20% on Miami’s top attractions, delivered instantly. With instant delivery, you can use your pass right on your mobile device, or print it out in advance. To purchase your pass or for additional information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Go-Miami-Card-Buy-Now
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Learn more about our County's world-class parks system and the Parks for People Initiative as Miami-Dade District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and her guest Maria Nardi, Chief of Planning and Research for the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department discuss these topics.
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Presenters: Eric Hansen, M.P.A., Director/Recreational Planning for Miami Dade County Dept. of Parks Lourdes Forster, M.D., Medical Director at the Pediatrics Department of Teaching and Learning at UHealth--the University of Miami Health System Ruby Natale, Ph.D., PsyD., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Sarah Messiah, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Clinical Research in Pediatrics
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Millstone Landing, is neighborhood offering family fun amenities in an expansive community of lakes and meandering sidewalks designed for a carefree lifestyle. Designed to enhance your every day experience, this friendly neighborhood features an inviting setting with picturesque streetscapes, tropical landscaping, and shimmering lakes. In the heart of the community, you’ll find a community clubhouse that’s perfect for recreation and relaxation – with a state of the art fitness room, casual library, social room with kitchenette, and sparkling swimming pool. Distinctive homes feature fresh designs, spacious floor plans, and Lennar’s innovative NextGen - The Home Within a Home designed for multi-generational living! Plus, Lennar’s Everything’s Included home features and lifestyle. Whether lakefront living or neighborhood fun, Millstone Landing has it all – and you can too.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shark Valley is part of Everglades National Park, located along Tamiami Trail (US 41) near the Miami Dade-Collier County line. The park features a Visitor Center which offers educational displays, a park video, an underwater camera and informational brochures.  The National Park Service website features both English and Spanish language videos to help you plan your visit to Shark Valley. Wildlife seen in Shark Valley include alligators, ibis, wood storks, spoonbills, raccoons, deer, lizards, snakes and herons. Recreation includes the observation tower, seven miles down the trail. Designed by Edward M. Ghezzi in 1965 and opened to the public the following year, it is the midpoint in the trail used by trams, bikers, and hikers. Also along the paved trail several nature trails are present. These nature trails connect the paved trails. Also at the end of the paved 15 mile trail, right near the parking lot there is a dock with the view of alligators and other Everglades wildlife available.
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Due to the recent storms and flood events, several parks, trails and open spaces throughout Carson City have sustained more than $2,000,000 in damages. The City is actively working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to assess damaged areas and identify safety concerns. While some repairs are already underway, others may take up to six months depending on the complexity and scope of work required. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space encourages residents to use extreme caution when participating in outdoor recreation activities. With extremely saturated soils, erosion, and storm water run-off, many of the City’s parks and recreation facilities remain closed due to safety concerns and potential hazards. Please respect barricades, warning signs, and use these areas at your own risk. The following parks and trails remain closed: • Mexican Ditch Trail south of Silver Saddle Ranch • Moffat open space trail between Lepire Drive and Hells Bells Road • Long Ranch Park/Open Space trails near creek • Morgan Mill access • Riverview Park Trails (Korean War Memorial is open) • Sports Complexes (John D. Winters Centennial Park, Governor’s Field, Pete Livermore) PLEASE REPORT SAFETY ISSUES AT PARKS OR TRAILS IN CARSON CITY: 775.887.2262
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Through collaboration with NASA DEVELOP and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, Rosanna Rivero and students from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design were able to learn geodesign project management skills in the Western Greenway project.
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http://www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation/ Parks build strong communities! Get involved, earn your community service hours! Be a Parks Champion and help the Miami-Dade County Parks Department and help make your community be a better place. The Parks Foundation of Miami Dade County http://www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation/ YouTube video content can power your website traffic, help your message/brand flourish online & via social media, and INCREASE your business. Amplification, Inc. http://www.amplificationinc.com/ social media marketing and management company can help you with social media marketing, access, content generation, YouTube videos, YouTube reality production, blogging, Pinterest, Twitter, and everything else social media related, read the blog http://clubcabeza.blogspot.com/. http://www.amplificationinc.com/
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PortMiami and Miami International Airport are making firsts and marking milestones. From trains to giant cranes to new U.S. citizens, you'll want to see what's happening at the seaport and airport. Plus, see how Miami-Dade is honoring U.S. veterans, find out about some of the newest amenities at Miami-Dade parks and how the Miami Marlins are helping our four-legged friends. It's a must-see episode of Miami-Dade Now!
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Learn more about the Parks Disability Services Division of the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department, servicing children and adults with disabilities. At Miami-Dade Parks, we make recreation fun available for everyone! ____________________________________________ This video was made for nonprofit purposes. More info: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-leisure-access.asp Music from withetiquette.com : Plastic Forest (INST)- Joel Vanz Master of None (INST)- Tape Recorder Building Houses- Wesley Jensen
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The City of Hialeahs Parks and Recreation Department (E.P.I. Youth Program) in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Health Department (Office of Community Health and Planning) and Mayors Office, will be hosting our 3rd Annual Youth Tobacco Prevention Summit on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 6:00-9:00pm at Goodlet Theater and Park, located at 4200 W 8th Ave, Hialeah, FL. 33012. CBS4s Jorge Estevez will be the master of ceremonies. First 500 youth will receive a goodie bag, a meal, t-shirt, and participate in a night long raffle. Other special invitees for the event include the Governor and Florida s Surgeon General. Local Sports teams have been invited and include: The Florida Marlins, The Miami Heat, and The Dolphins. The Tobacco-Free Florida Street Team and Smokifier Van will be in attendance with fun giveaways along with many community and local vendors. The tobacco industry spends $969 Million each year to market their products in Florida (more than in any other state in the nation) In children, Second Hand Smoke exposure can slow lung growth, lead to acute respiratory infections, induce more severe asthma attacks and even lead to sudden infant death syndromes (SIDS). 72 youth in Florida become regular smokers everyday 369,000 youth alive today who will die prematurely from smoking Tobacco kills more Americans every year than AIDS, fires, car accidents, homicides, suicides, and all illegal drugs combined. This event is open to all community members, as everyone is invited to come enjoy the fun and show support for anti tobacco efforts to make Florida Tobacco-Free.
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These are all images from the ROGG plan that look to be on the path that will be removed. Please sign the petition we have on Change.org to stop this project. https://www.change.org/search?q=rogg Mark Heinicke at email: MHEINIC@miamidade.gov and by postal mail to: Mark Heinicke, Project Manager of the ROGG and Project Planner with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Planning and Design Excellence Division, 275 NW 2nd Street, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33128-1794, phone: 305-755-7811. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shannon Larson at 904-654-0200 email@example.com; Betty Osceola at 786-385-6743 firstname.lastname@example.org; Houston R. Cypress at 786-897-4582 EvergladesActNow@gmail.com; Karen Dwyer at 239-404-2171 email@example.com INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, CONCERNED CITIZENS & ALLIES TAKE TO THE STREETS OF MIAMI TO PROTEST PAVED 76-MILE BIKE HIGHWAY MIAMI, FL - Wednesday, July 1 at 2:00 pm. in front of the STEPHEN P. CLARK CENTER, 111 NW 1 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33128, indigenous people, concerned citizens, groups, and allies will take to the streets of Miami in continued protest of the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG) a paved 76-mile multipurpose road scheduled to cut across the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades. On the July 1st deadline for public comment on the $1 million dollar ROGG Feasibility Study and Master Plan participants will gather on the sidewalk in front of the Government Center to make visible their opposition to the ROGG with signs and banners that spell out problems and solutions, a press conference with speakers, a short march, and then delegation delivery of their letters of opposition to Mark Heinicke, Project Manager of the ROGG and Project Planner with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Planning and Design Excellence Division, 275 NW 2nd Street, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33128-1794, phone: 305-755-7811. The proposed River of Grass Greenway would be a 76-mile hard surface pathway 20 to 40 feet wide, running from Naples to Miami cutting through six national and state parks - some of the most ecologically sensitive lands in the nation - estimated initial costs to build ROGG will cost taxpayers $140 million dollars. Long-term costs even more costly. At ground zero in restoration efforts, eyes around the world are watching to see if Florida can save the Everglades. Yet, the so-called River of Grass Greenway project is independent of the massive 30 year Restoration Project, and could interfere with CERP. Opponents claim the 76-mile bike highway would destroy wetlands, disrupt watersheds, encroach on indigenous lands, disturb historic battlefields, undermine restoration efforts and open the door to commercialization of the Big Cypress and Everglades. They say the area is readily accessible and already has more than enough highways, trails, bike paths, swamp walks, observations towers, and vast array of existing recreational opportunities. “Shutdown the ROGG: Defend Nature by leaving it undisturbed” reads one of their signs and “Moccasins on the Ground NOT pavement” another. Recent words by Bobby C. Billie, Spiritual Leader and Clan Leader of the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal People who will be leading the event: “The most important thing with this project is the destruction of the Natural World that the Creator has given us. The indigenous people know the Creations the Creator has given us; the Water, the Air, the Trees, the Plants, the Grasses, and all the Insects living in the Grasses, must survive in order that we may survive.” WHAT: TAKE TO THE STREETS to protest the River of Grass Greenway WHO: Indigenous people, concerned citizens, groups and allies WHERE: Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128 WHEN: July 1, 2015, 2:00pm
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Only Miami Rv could have given Allen Morris the best travel experience he could hope for. Website: https://www.miamirvrentals.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiamiRvRentals/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/miamirv tags: miami rvs florida miami-dade broward travel camping vacation local miamirv miami rvs miami rv rental florida rv florida camping disney wilderness family campgrounds beaches national parks state parks theme parks jacksonville tallahassee stone mountain miami beach atlanta daytona homestead gainesville
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Creative activities can offer pathways to success and achievement for young people. Check our website for Teacher Planning Day activities as well as Summer Camps. www.mdc.edu/ce
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Join Us July 1 2015 to Walk Again INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, CONCERNED CITIZENS & ALLIES TAKE TO THE STREETS OF MIAMI TO PROTEST PAVED 76-MILE BIKE HIGHWAY MIAMI, FL - Wednesday, July 1 at 2:00 pm. in front of the STEPHEN P. CLARK CENTER, 111 NW 1 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33128, indigenous people, concerned citizens, groups, and allies will take to the streets of Miami in continued protest of the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG) a paved 76-mile multipurpose road scheduled to cut across the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades. On the July 1st deadline for public comment on the $1 million dollar ROGG Feasibility Study and Master Plan participants will gather on the sidewalk in front of the Government Center to make visible their opposition to the ROGG with signs and banners that spell out problems and solutions, a press conference with speakers, a short march, and then delegation delivery of their letters of opposition to Mark Heinicke, Project Manager of the ROGG and Project Planner with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Planning and Design Excellence Division, 275 NW 2nd Street, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33128-1794, phone: 305-755-7811. The proposed River of Grass Greenway would be a 76-mile hard surface pathway 20 to 40 feet wide, running from Naples to Miami cutting through six national and state parks - some of the most ecologically sensitive lands in the nation - estimated initial costs to build ROGG will cost taxpayers $140 million dollars. Long-term costs even more costly. At ground zero in restoration efforts, eyes around the world are watching to see if Florida can save the Everglades. Yet, the so-called River of Grass Greenway project is independent of the massive 30 year Restoration Project, and could interfere with CERP. Opponents claim the 76-mile bike highway would destroy wetlands, disrupt watersheds, encroach on indigenous lands, disturb historic battlefields, undermine restoration efforts and open the door to commercialization of the Big Cypress and Everglades. They say the area is readily accessible and already has more than enough highways, trails, bike paths, swamp walks, observations towers, and vast array of existing recreational opportunities. “Shutdown the ROGG: Defend Nature by leaving it undisturbed” reads one of their signs and “Moccasins on the Ground NOT pavement” another. Recent words by Bobby C. Billie, Spiritual Leader and Clan Leader of the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal People who will be leading the event: “The most important thing with this project is the destruction of the Natural World that the Creator has given us. The indigenous people know the Creations the Creator has given us; the Water, the Air, the Trees, the Plants, the Grasses, and all the Insects living in the Grasses, must survive in order that we may survive.” WHAT: TAKE TO THE STREETS to protest the River of Grass Greenway WHO: Indigenous people, concerned citizens, groups and allies WHERE: Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128 WHEN: July 1, 2015, 2:00pm
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This program offers senior citizens and the disabled an opportunity to live a more active and independent lifestyle. For those that may not have a vehicle or are unable to operate one, this is a great way for them to get around safely and affordably. The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Department offers this service to senior citizens 55 years and older and also persons with a disability. The buses operate Monday through Friday (except on major holidays) They provide rides from 8:15am to 4:00pm and transport to medical and non-medical places and facilities around the community. For more information on this program or to schedule a pick up call (248)-706-2411.
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Miami-Dade County is uniquely situated between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Using land cover information derived from NASA Earth Observations to guide the Land Use Conflict Identification Strategy (LUCIS) model, this project contributes to the planning of green infrastructure corridors to support sustainable coexistence between Miami-Dade County and its natural surroundings. For more information, go to: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/ Follow us online! https://www.facebook.com/developnationalprogram Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NASA_DEVELOP Google+: http://www.gplus.to/developnationalprogram YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NASADEVELOP Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nasadevelop/
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Canton Leisure Services is the 2008 winner of the National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The most prestigious award of its kind, the Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, fiscal resource management, citizen support systems, environmental stewardship, preservation, technological integration, program planning and assessment, professional development, and agency recognition.
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JUST LISTED: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI MLS# A10438992 Join me for a tour of THE LOFT DOWNTOWN. Large '06 line 1/1, 738sf plus 300sf balcony, open floor plan loft unit. Italian kitchen with stainless steel appliances and polished concrete floors, high exposed 12ft concrete ceilings. Full size washer/dryer. Building features great amenities with 24hr security/front desk, gym, pool, sauna, steam spa, recreation center with wifi and pool table. Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, close to metro mover entrance right across the street as well as Bayside , AA Arena a few blocks away, restaurants, shopping, Miami-Dade College, Arsht Performing Arts Center, Ziff Opera, Frost Science Museum and Perez Art Museum. A well managed building. Pets ok! GREAT FOR INVESTORS. SHORT TERM RENTALS ALLOWED 12 TIMES PER YEAR. GARAGE PARKING SPACE INCLUDED. Low maintenance fee ($479). Easy to show - unit is vacant. Can be rented yearly for about $1800 per month. Won’t last!!! Living Area: 738sf, plus 300sf balcony Low Monthly condo maintenance: $479!!! For more information or to schedule a showing please contact me directly at 305-303-9098 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Truly yours, Rafael A. Velasquez, Listing Broker SUNSET REALTY GROUP.
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September 19th, 2013 meeting of Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Committee. Michael Oxman, Forest Steward at Kubota Garden Natural Area explains the importance of a tree inventory to track investment in pruning young trees. Joy Okasaki, President of the Kubota Garden Foundation describes the partnership between this non-profit & the Parks Department and the need for funding the 2012 Strategic Plan for Kubota Garden. www.kubotagarden.org
Views: 113 Michael Oxman
Be a part of developing a Master Plan for North Beach, hosted by the City of Miami Beach. Monday, November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach
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"All of the users of transportation systems; people of every age, ethic group, mobility is a link to opportunity and equality. For elected officials and citizens alike, metropolitan planning is a tremendous opportunity to build better communities." This video is an introduction to metropolitan transportation planning (MPO). It was posted as my role as the MPO Statewide Coordinator for the Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization from April 2008 through December 2012. This video explains who makes transportation decisions and how those decisions are made. Involving many modes such as highway, transit, freight and airports and involving large, diverse geographic areas, large scale transportation planning and decision making is best done at the regional level, and MPOs are the engines that drive collaboration and participation within the region. The video defines MPOs, explains the purposes the three MPO documents: the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Plan, and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and how each is prepared. The video also explains how MPOs work with other transportation and land use organizations in the region.
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This video promotes the creation of a world class 6.2 mile linear park and bikeway along the former FEC Railroad in Miami Dade County. This video features board members from the Friends of the Ludlam Trails explaining why this is a unique opportunity to create much needed green space in Miami Dade County.
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Soldier Key (From Wikipedia) Soldier Key is an island in Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, about three miles north of the Ragged Keys, five miles south of of Cape Florida on Key Biscayne, seven-and-a-half miles east of the mainland and three miles west of Fowey Rocks. It lies on the Safety Valve, a sand bar that separates Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic Ocean and moderates storm surges into the bay. The island is small, about 200 yards (200 meters) by 100 yards (100 meters) with a maximum elevation of six feet. It is at the southern end of the along-shore movement of sand that feeds the barrier islands to the North (such as Key Biscayne) and is the northernmost exposure of the Key Largo limestone (fossilized coral reef) which forms the "true" Florida Keys. The island is covered by grass and shrub vegetation typical of the Florida Keys. Although the island was described as "thickly wooded" in 1894, as of 1955 the only wooded areas were mangroves on the fringes of the island. Also as of 1955, there were several buildings on the island, and a boat slip protected by jetties. It was the site of the "Soldier Key Club", ca. 1910. Earlier names for the island include: "La Parida y su Figulo", "La Parida y su Hijos", "Laurence Key", "Little Soldier Key", "Oswald Island" and "Parida". Interesting Note: Current charts show a single key at this location, but many early maps & charts show at least two. In 1989/1990 a Fort Lauderdale Entertainment conglomerate unveiled plans to partner with a day cruise company and begin selling day trips to Soldier Key. This would have required dredging the bay bottom, creating an artificial beach, building tiki huts and concession stands, electrifying and plumbing the island. A group of locals began a grassroots protest, collecting hundreds of signatures of boycotting customers. They held a regatta protest in which twenty or so boats showed up. This was the day the ground war started in the first Gulf War, so their protest action was lost in the news out of Iraq. They ultimately prevailed and the plans for developing Soldier Key were abandoned.
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Palm Estates by Keystone Holdings: Keystone Holdings, “The Family of Urban Lifestyles” and a constant proven developer is proud to introduce a new neighborhood, Palm Estates. Located in Southwest, Miami-Dade, situated near major highway, shops, restaurants, banks, employers, schools, places of worship, and recreational parks. Be a part of this Keystone community, consisting of Twenty-Five (25) beautiful new homes that offer home designs that are sure to impress the most informed buyer. Homes are available in three (3) models, The Royal, The Queen, and The Areca. For more information, visit: http://www.keystoneholdings.com/palmestates/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlvNZwqYAAs -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Begun in 1968, the Everglades Jetport was to be a six runway airport for supersonic aircraft -- five times larger than JFK in New York and several times larger than any existing airport. Because of environmental concerns, construction was halted after the completion of just one runway which is now known as TNT -- Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport http://www.miami-airport.com/dade_collier.asp (Excerpt) The 24,960 acre property has approximately 900 acres of developed and operational land; the remaining area is managed and operated by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. Since its original configuration, the airport's most notable enhancements have been a runway overlay and lighting upgrade in 1992, costing $3.5 million, and taxiway rejuvenation in 1996, costing $100,000. Jetport is in the center: http://earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/everglades.html Location on Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/everglades-jetport 2/18/2010- http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/airplanes-and-alligators-mix-at-remote-everglades-airport-302037.html (Excerpts) ...this year is running on a $258,877 budget. For the four employees who maintain it, Dade-Collier is a peaceful — and occasionally spooky — place to work 8/7/2009 - The Big Cypress Jetport and the most ambitious aviation plan ever http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/aug/07/big-cypress-jetport-and-most-ambitious-aviation-pl/ 11/10/2009 - http://www.pavingparadise.org/blog/2009/11/10/tale-notorious-everglades-jetport-still-has-twist-or-two-go/ (Excerpts) In 1968, the [Miami-Dade County] port authority bought a 39-square-mile site just north of Everglades National Park and quickly built a training runway ... for easy access to the site from both coasts, the authority wanted a 1,000-foot-wide transportation corridor built from coast to coast. The corridor would include a new interstate highway, a high-speed mass transit system, even a "recreational waterway" for airboats and waterfoils. However, a coalition of hunters, conservationists and citizen activists -- including, for the first time but far from the last in her long life, Marjory Stoneman Douglas -- defeated the jetport plan. They were aided in no small part by the first-ever environmental impact study, written by a group led by Aldo Leopold's son, Luna. http://eps.berkeley.edu/people/lunaleopold/(108)environmentalimpactbigcypressswamp.pdf But that's the nature of the unnatural world of Florida. No development project is ever completely dead, not even the ones thought buried 40 years ago. --- Perhaps it was inevitable that Dade County would propose to build the world's largest airport complex. Such a complex would serve the tourist industry, which in 1970 provided nearly 51.1 billion to the economy of the area (Davis, 1972). Businessmen for many years have advocated a policy of expanding tourism that naturally would require enlarging the aviation center serving south Florida. As an alternative to enlarging the existing aviation center, the Dade County Port Authority began a search for a suitable location for a jet training facility late in 1965. The immediate need to supply a jet training facility, coupled with the outlook for additional traffic, suggested to the business community a need to create a large aviation complex to serve all south Florida. By September 1968, the Port Authority selected a 101-km2 (39-mi2) site in the Big Cypress Swamp shown in figure 1 - http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/pp1011/images/fig1x.jpg (Continued) http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/pp1011/studyhistory.html --- 1/15/1970 - Everglades Jetport Barred By a U.S.-Florida Accord WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 The Administration announced today an agreement with the state and local authorities in Florida forbidding the construction of a major international. jetport near the Everglades National Park. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A1EF83A5B157493C4A8178AD85F448785F9 7/12/1969 - Editorial: Everglades Jetport -- A Blueprint for Disaster " Human history," wrote H. G. Wells, "more and more becomes a race between education and catastrophe." A precise illustration of his thesis, in terms of land use, is the 39-square-mile jetport about to be built (unless someone stops it) in the heart of the Everglades. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60C12FC3C5D1A7B93C0A8178CD85F4D8685F9 2/4/1968 - A 'Jetport of the Future' for Florida MIAMI -- Work is scheduled to begin this spring on what may become the major airport for Florida and the southeastern United States. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60611FA3F541B7B93C6A91789D85F4C8685F9
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The excitable German known as Flula serves as tour guide to The Courses at Watters Creek, which is the brand new golf venue in Allen, Texas. Co-hosted by Ashley Kamrath, "Rec X" explores City of Allen Parks & Rec facilities. Future episodes will include The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Allen Community Ice Rink, and Allen Senior Recreation Center. Previous episodes profiled The Edge Visitor Center & Skate Park. It can be seen here: http://youtu.be/IToFxsAXbMA As well as Joe Farmer Rec Center, which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/36zYqJWFekI For more info on The Courses at Watters Creek: http://www.watterscreekgolf.com/ More from Flula: http://www.youtube.com/djflula
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UnitedHealthcare, through CBS EcoMedia's WellnessAd program provided funding to install a Trust for Public Land "Fitness Zone" at Marva Y. Bannerman Park in Miami Dade County, Florida. As part of the park revitalization project, UnitedHealthcare volunteers helped paint the facilities and plant trees and shrubs around the playground.
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Deering estate at Cutler , Reception Weddings and Events catered 💕 by https://americaters.com/events/ The Deering Estate is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Deering Estate at Cutler is a place of lush, natural beauty in South Florida. The Estate has become one of the premier rental facilities for an array of social and special events. With the view of the Historic Houses - the Grand Stone House and picturesque Richmond Cottage - along with the beautiful manicured lawn overlooking the tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay, the Deering Estate is the ideal location to host a wedding or special event in Miami. &128152; Deering Estate at Cutler - Wedding Ceremony and Reception: 💕💕💕 The Deering Estate at Cutler is one of the most emblematic places in South Florida. With spectacular bay views, lush landscaped grounds and inspiring architecture, the Deering Estate at Cutler is the perfect location for a romantic wedding celebration. It is located along the edge of Biscayne Bay (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157) in the neighborhood of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This famous estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, which manages the property. The 444 acres (1.80 Square Kilometers) in which is located is an environment, archaeological and historic space that offers an unique opportunity to experience South Florida natural resources. The property include what is thought to be the largest virgin coastal tropical hardwood hammock in the continental United State. From the moment you enter the historical wooden gates and stroll down the lush covered path, you enter a world of elegance and tranquility. With the view of the historic houses: The Grand Stone House, a wonderful and unique stone mansion and the picturesque wooden house, built in 1900 known as the Richmond Cottage. Along with the beautiful lawn lined with Royal Palms and overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay. For sure, the Deering Estate at Cutler is the ideal location to host any event in South Florida. It is one of the premier rental facilities to celebrate your special event, party or wedding ceremony and/or reception. At the Deering Estate at Cutler you have the flexibility to bring in your own selected team of vendors. As a well known full catering service company in South Florida, Americaters have been working at the Deering Estate at Cutler for many years, catering dozens of successful events, galas and wedding celebrations. If you are interesting in renting the Deering Estate at Cutler and would like to see the property, please contact Jenna Noordhoek - Special Events Coordinator at the Deering Estate 305-235-1668. We can assure you that the Deering Estate at Cutler is a flawless venue for a wedding celebration. The couples love the estate for its waterfront views and historical character as well as its lush landscaped and natural areas. also, the location is an important factor to consider and the estate has all of this and more to offer you. Are you planning your event at The Deering Estate? contact us today! We look forward to helping you tailor your vision, assisting you in the coordinating of your own ideas, budget and personal style while surpassing your expectations. Book your appointment 💕💕💕 https://americaters.com/events/
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Miami Beach Parks and Recreation is proud to unveil the 2015 Summer lineup for camp activities for children in grades K-12. For your convenience, multiple camp registration will be held at the Summer Camp Quest. April 19th for Miami Beach residents. May 4th for non-residents. Make plans for your Summer now! For more information visit www.miamibeachparks.com
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Guest: Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez
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Director Jack Kardys, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department http://www.pedropan.org/events/131122-DedicationCeremonyOPPG2013.htm Pedro Pan Street Co-Designation Ceremony Friday, November 22, 2013 11:00 am Kendall Indian Hammocks Park 8000 SW 107 Avenue Miami, Florida 33176
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Lori Hart of the Memorial Fitness Center introduces the Memorial Fitness Zones now at four locations throughout Broward County. The free out-door gyms are located at TY Park in Hollywood Miramar Regional Park in Miramar Brian Piccolo Sports Center in Cooper City Linear Park in Dania Beach
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Summertime and the livin' is easy -- and it's the perfect time for people of all ages to enjoy our parks. From new playgrounds to new bathrooms, find out about some of the newest amenities at Miami-Dade Parks -- and where you can see one of the biggest trees in the state. Check out this edition of Miami-Dade Now!
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