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Lt. Governor[edit]

Sidebar needs to be updated to reflect the fact that the Lt. Governor position is currently vacant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drewsmithtpa (talkcontribs) 17:21, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Coastal counties Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico[edit]

I think it's a good idea to add these categories since Florida has land on both coasts. Monroe is the only county to have both categories. So please leave what I created. I will also include Florida counties on the Atlantic Ocean.--67.84.73.254 (talk) 01:25, 25 May 2013 (UTC) I will also add the category of Landlocked Florida counties.--67.84.73.254 (talk) 01:42, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Link to page United States[edit]

There is no link on this page to the page United States. This seems bizarre given that it's about a region of that country. I tried adding a link to the US page but it was reverted. I suggest that it be re-added. Chris Martin (talk) 14:21, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Agree. Done. Student7 (talk) 15:46, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to add section "Water" to Florida[edit]

Proposed:

Add section about water in Florida.

Geography

Water

Florida has five (5) water management districts. These are (North to South):[1]

  1. Northwest Florida WMD [2]
  2. Suwannee River WMD [3]
  3. Saint Johns WMD [4]
  4. Southwest Florida WMD [5]
  5. South Florida WMD [6]

Central Frorida, the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) is proactively addressing the water supply needs in the northeast region of Florida, which includes several counties from Jacksonville to Vero Beach. SJRWMD manages water resources to ensure their continued availability while maximizing both environmental and economic benefits. [7] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justahguyinflorida (talkcontribs) 20:32, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Florida culture is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; Native American, European American, Hispanic and African American heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine.[edit]

You do realize that "Hispanic" falls under the category of European American, right?76.78.226.36 (talk) 16:10, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Catholic caption on photo presented unintentionally biased?[edit]

A well-intentioned remark explains that a lot of Catholics are immigrant Hispanics. Okay. But should this be projected to include other religions as well? "Jewish people in South Florida are mainly retirees from New York City." "Protestants are largely Baptist, descendants of redneck Georgians...."  :) Few Native Americans left. There's an "explanation" for everything, when you come right down to it. Somehow, the explanation for Catholics sounds (without intending to, I'm sure) a bit biased. "There wouldn't be so many Catholics if it weren't for these damned illegals!" Student7 (talk) 16:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Environmental issues[edit]

"The Atlantic beaches that are vital to the state's economy are being washed out to sea due to rising sea levels caused by climate change and the state is running out of accessible offshore sand reserves" This is an untrue statement and the "news" article that is the reference does not mention global warming or climate change. Erosion is also not an environmental issue in South Florida. I have no article to link but as i have made 3 private beaches and have lived here my whole life i can assure you that the natural phenomena of erosion is not a problem and is not caused by global warming or "climate change". If that untrue statement could be removed it would be appreciated. 108.214.141.153 (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2014 (UTC) (Mavalanche)

The article indeed seems not to mention climate change, so that can be removed as possibly original research. It does talk about erosion, though, and provides credibility to having that in the article. Scarlettail (talk) 04:27, 24 July 2014 (UTC)