Rick Scott Approves Advertisements On Florida State Greenways And Trails

From the Bradenton Herald, 05/08/2012:

Governor Rick Scott approved a bill permitting advertising on state greenways and trails, which went into effect July 1, 2012.

In the midst of old-growth live oak hammocks, wild orchids, and vistas of Lakes Wales Ridge in Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida hikers may soon see signs boasting “Buster Island Loop, brought to you by Pollo Tropical.”

Bob Bowles, a trail master at Myakka River State Park, told the Bradenton Herald that the legislation diminishes the ultimate goal of hiking — to enjoy a serene natural habitat, adding it’s “not to feel like downtown Orlando or Tallahassee.”

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