New grants approved by the SFNPT board

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MIAMI (October 18, 2015) – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) has approved $236,000 in new grants to fund outdoor education programs, restoration projects, volunteer activities, student internships and ranger programs this coming year in South Florida’s four national parks, the nonprofit organization announced today. The funding will restore coral reefs in Biscayne National Park, protect seagrass beds

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A New Leadership Team at SFNPT

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October 2015 – The SFNPT has a new chairman and he’s a python hunter! Wayne Rassner was elected to the top job in September. Wayne is a Miami attorney, a park volunteer and a member of the Python Patrol at Everglades National Park. Wayne joined the board in 2008 and formerly served as the organization’s

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Everglades Restoration

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August 2015 – The benefits of Everglades restoration may begin to reach Everglades National Park this summer as South Florida water managers tweak the region’s network of canals and pumps to put more water into the park’s northeast Shark River Slough. Project managers say the initial changes, timed to coincide with this year’s rainy season,

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Donor Spotlight: The Miami Foundation

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July 2015 – The new school year doesn’t begin until next month but we’re already thinking about all the kids who will explore Everglades National Park next year thanks to a new grant from The Miami Foundation. The foundation awarded $1.2 million in grants in June to 75 organizations including the SFNPT. The foundation’s grant

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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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