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Landowners encouraged to aid longleaf pine forest recovery

Landowners in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties may contact District Conservationist Israel Vega-Marrero to learn about restoring longleaf pines on their land. Pine forests are one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, providing shelter to over 600 animal and plant species.

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How much exercise do you need?

If you turn on the TV, you're bound to see advertisements for a variety of exercise programs guaranteed to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of exercise is best?