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TECO and Florida Aquarium Join Forces for New Manatee/Technology Park

By Ivan Penn and Craig Pittman

Tampa Electric an-nounced plans Thursday to partner with the Florida Aquarium and the state to create a conservation and technology park in Apollo Beach.

The park, which will be located near Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, will serve as a center for recreation, learning, conservation, research and technology.

Parking and admission to the park will be free when the facility opens in three to five years.