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Associated Press Florida Daybook
Associated Press Florida Daybook for Sunday, June 8.
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June 9. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. BUTTERFLY RELEASE — Critically endangered Schaus swallowtail butterflies are being released into their natural habitat in Biscayne National Park. The butterflies are currently found only on a single island in the park. A collection and captive breeding operation, begun in 2012 in an effort to save the butterfly from extinction, has shown initial success.
Location: Biscayne National Park
Contacts: Matt Johnson (National Park Service), 786-335-3679
Notes: The release site on Elliott Key is only accessible by boat, which will be provided.
June 9. ALL DAY. REDSKINS TAYLOR SLANE-TRIAL — Continuing trial of Jason Mitchell, second deft to be tried for murder 1 in robbery-murder of NFL football star Sean Taylor.
Location: Judge Murphy, Gerstein Justice Bldg., ctrm. 2-2, 9 a.m. f07 42264 b.
June 10. 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. DCF-WORLD REFUGEE DAY — The Department of Children and Families and the Broward and Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force host a naturalization ceremony and family fun day in honor of World Refugee Day.
Location: Broward College North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Contacts: Paige Patterson-Hughes (DCF), 954-375-3354
June 10. 2 p.m. ANTI-MARIJUANA COALITION — Groups announce the formation of the "Don t Let Florida Go to Pot" coalition to oppose Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Location: Florida Press Center
336 E College Ave.
Contacts: Nanette Schimpf, 850-224-0174