Donor Spotlight: Stewart Materials

Stewart-Materials

May 2015 – The SFNPT is pleased to welcome Stewart Materials as one of our corporate partners this year supporting environmental education programs in South Florida’s national parks. More kids will have an opportunity to visit Everglades National Park – to see alligators and wood storks in the wild, to get outside, explore nature and

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Everglades Centennial Grant

May 18, 2015 – Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) announced today that they are the joint recipients of a 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Challenge Grant. Centennial Challenge Grants are part of a multi-year effort to prepare for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The funding received

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Panther Sighting in Flamingo

Big Cypress Panther

May 2015 – Everglades National Park rangers reported a rare sighting of a Florida panther in Flamingo this month, near the main park road in front of the Flamingo Visitor Center on Florida Bay. A ranger saw the panther emerge from shrubs in full daylight to attack a young male deer. The deer escaped, but

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Tracking Pythons in the Everglades

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May 2015 – USGS researchers tracked 19 wild pythons in Everglades National Park to find out where they go and how far they travel, in the largest tracking study of its kind to date. The findings: a typical python has a home range of nine square miles and tree islands are a favorite destination. The

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