Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove. ; . Lauderdale Lakes Miami Florida Business directory. Many pets have escaped or been released into the Everglades from the surrounding urban areas Some find the conditions quite favorable and have established self-sustaining populations competing for food and space with native animals Many tropical fish have been released but blue tilapias (Oreochromis aureus) cause damage to shallow waterways by creating large nests and consuming aquatic plants that protect native young fish, Social Work 88 Florida attracted numerous Africans and African Americans from adjacent British colonies who sought freedom from slavery in 1738 Governor Manuel de Montiano established Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose near St Augustine a fortified town for escaped slaves to whom Montiano granted citizenship and freedom in return for their service in the Florida militia and which became the first free black settlement legally sanctioned in North America. Public schools Since its signing the State of Florida reports that it has spent more than $2 billion on the various projects More than 36,000 acres (150 km2) of Stormwater Treatment Areas have been constructed to filter 2,500 short tons (2,300 t) of phosphorus from Everglades waters an STA spanning 17,000 acres (69 km2) was constructed in 2004 making it the largest manmade wetland in the world Fifty-five percent of the land necessary to acquire for restoration has been purchased by the State of Florida totaling 210,167 acres (850.52 km2) a plan to hasten the construction and funding of projects was put into place named "Acceler8" spurring the start of six of eight large construction projects including that of three large reservoirs However federal funds have not been forthcoming; CERP was signed when the U.S government had a budget surplus but since then deficits have renewed and two of CERP's major supporters in Congress retired According to a story in the New York Times state officials say the restoration is lost in a maze of "federal bureaucracy a victim of 'analysis paralysis'" CERP still remains controversial as the projects slated for Acceler8 environmental activists note are those that benefit urban areas and regions in the Everglades in desperate need of water are still being neglected suggesting that water is being diverted to make room for more people in an already overtaxed environment. In 2017 Florida's per capita personal income was $47,684 ranking 26th in the nation the state's unemployment rate in September 2018 was 3.5% and ranked as the 18th lowest in the United States Florida is one of seven states that do not impose a personal income tax, El Al Tel Aviv, Exports and import Miami is also a major fashion center home to models and some of the top modeling agencies in the world the city is host to many fashion shows and events including the annual Miami Fashion Week and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami held in the Wynwood Art District.
. For Fall 2014 8,762 students applied for graduate admissions throughout the university Of those 43.2% were accepted the Wertheim College of Medicine admitted 4.6% of its applicants and the College of Law admitted 19% Admission to the Wertheim College of Medicine is competitive and the college has one of the highest number of applicants in the state greater than the University of Florida for Fall 2010 3,606 students applied for 43 spots. 2014 47.1% 2,801,198 48.1% 2,865,343 New World School of the Arts arts magnet school, The Atlantic has contributed significantly to the development and economy of surrounding countries Besides major transatlantic transportation and communication routes the Atlantic offers abundant petroleum deposits in the sedimentary rocks of the continental shelves. 20th- and 21st-century growth First United Methodist Church (1966), Palm Springs Miami FC Soccer National Independent Soccer Association Buccaneer Field National Premier Soccer League Champions (2) (2018 2019).