Published: Jan 19, 2011 4:29 PM EST
Updated: Jan 19, 2011 1:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott had a photo opportunity with Smokey Bear and won Cabinet approval for his pick as Florida's top environmental regulator.

Those were the highlights of the new governor's first meeting Wednesday with Florida's three Cabinet members, all newly elected and all, like Scott, Republicans.

The panel voted unanimously to name Jacksonville shipyard executive Herschel Vinyard as secretary of the Department of Environmental Regulation.

 Smokey was on hand for a resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of Florida's state forest system.

 The brief agenda also included accepting the donation of a rural lands protection easement in Gilchrist County and approving a submerged lands lease for a marina in Fort Myers Beach.

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