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Florida's Parks Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

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September 18, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Donald Forgione, director of Florida Park Service

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service join Gov. Rick Scott in honoring the significance and appreciation of Hispanic culture on Florida’s past, present and future during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept.15-Oct. 15.

During this celebration, Florida residents and visitors are encouraged to celebrate “The Real Florida” by spending time with family and friends at the 12 Florida state parks that focus on preserving Hispanic heritage, capitalsoup.com reported.

Scott said, “Ann and I are excited to join all Floridians in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. With more than four million Hispanics that call Florida home, communities throughout the Sunshine State will celebrate with a wide range of events and activities. Florida’s State Parks will play a significant role in this important celebration. We encourage Florida families to spend time together exploring the natural and cultural treasures at Florida’s State Parks, while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.”

“While it’s impossible to capture the importance of Florida’s Hispanic past, present and future in one month, we enjoy telling the stories at our state parks during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Donald Forgione, director of the Florida Park Service, “Family is an important thread in every culture, so during this special month we’re encouraging visitors to host a celebratory family picnic at a state park or take a visit a state park with significant Hispanic history.”

Click here to see a rundown of all the activities at various state parks.

 

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