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Rye Nature Preserve

One thing we seem to have a lot of in Florida is nature preserves. I heard of a guy who is on a mission to visit every Starbucks in the US, ...there must be thousands, and that's just in one city. My mission is to visit every preserve in my county. I know it's a lofty goal, but you gotta aim high. So today I visited Rye Preserve and shot this near the canoe launch. There was a sign just before this saying that the dam (a couple hundred yards upstream) occasionally discharges large amounts of water and if you hear the siren then "prepare accordingly". ...Hmmmm. My wife said she didn't have a good feeling. With afternoon thunderstorms this time of year the lake upstream can easily get too full. Hmmmm. But, ...no sirens, no worries. Later this evening I was watching the local news and, apparently (get this), there are emergency repairs underway on the dam right now, because, ...it could give way. I'm switching to Starbucks.


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