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Protest on I-75 for Big Cypress Preserve

Heather Summeralls, far left, her daughter Bailey, 3, left, Robin Cabral, right, and her daughter Cheyann, 2, climb aboard an off road vehicle (ORV)  during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009 to oppose the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Heather Summeralls, far left, her daughter Bailey, 3, left, Robin Cabral, right, and her daughter Cheyann, 2, climb aboard an off road vehicle (ORV) during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009 to oppose the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Lyle McCandless, right, president of Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group, talks to supporters opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Lyle McCandless, left, president of Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group, and state Rep. Matt Hudson, talks to supporters opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance supporters hold signs opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. The demonstration by Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group was at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance supporters sign a contact list during a demonstration by the sportsman conservation group was at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Lyle McCandless, right, president of Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group, talks to supporters opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance supporters hold signs opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. The demonstration by Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group was at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Heather Summeralls, far left, her daughter Bailey, 3, left, Robin Cabral, right, and her daughter Cheyann, 2, climb aboard an off road vehicle (ORV)  during a demonstration at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009 to oppose the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Frank Denninger, left, and Donnie McDowell, right, make signs opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. The signs were made during a demonstration by Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance supporters hold signs opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. The demonstration by Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group was at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Cheyann Cabral, 2, right, points at an opposition sign she's carrying to Dianna McDowell during a demonstration by Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance, a sportsman conservation group at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. The demonstration was to oppose the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles. Greg Kahn/Staff

A demonstration was held Sunday by Big Cypress Sportsmen’s Alliance, a sportsman conservation group at mile marker 63 on I-75 on August 30, 2009. The demonstration was opposing the National Park Service attempting to create a designated wilderness in 50,000 to 110,000 acres of the 147,000 acres addition lands in Big Cypress Preserve, which would restrict the use of off road vehicles.

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