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Bikepath Country Florida: DEP Cuts Deal With Dodgy, Lobbyist-Heavy Company For Ads on Park Trails

In a controversial decision to allow advertising along trails and greenways in the state parks system, the Department of Environmental Protection on April 3 inked a deal with Bikepath Country Florida, a Fort Myers company whose managing partners include two powerful Tallahassee insiders.

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The contract -- for one year, renewable -- calls for Bikepath Country Florida to develop and maintain a system of sponsored signs along seven of the state's recreational trails. Half the gross revenue from the sponsors goes to the state; the rest, less expenses, stays with the company.

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