Good news for dogs, astronomers and sweaty campers:
Proposed changes to rules that govern recreation on hundreds of thousands of acres of land owned by the South Florida Water Management District will make it easier — and more comfortable — for hunters, anglers, hikers, bikers, birders and dog lovers. The proposed changes also cover activities not included when the rules were drafted in 2006, including astronomy and geocaching, a kind of outdoor scavenger hunt where players use GPS devices to find hidden caches.
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Who used water district land last year?
- Over 10,000 campers
- 10,000 duck hunters
- 1,200 birders on Audubon guided tours
- 1,020 horseback riders
- 300 alligator hunters
- 64 “geocache” scavenger hunt events
For more information on activites on district land: