Earth Day 2015

Obama & Dante Fascell Anhinga Trail April 2015

April 2015 – A scrum of school kids surrounds President Obama on Earth Day during his first visit to Everglades National Park. The president was in the park to talk about climate change and the need to act now, for the sake of our kids. “Let’s stand up and do what’s right before it’s too

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Find Your Park in South Florida!

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April 2015 – People who are passionate about national parks are making and posting videos about their favorite parks, what they like to do there and what the parks mean to them. It’s all part of a new “Find Your Park” campaign launched this month by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. A

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A Doctor, an Epidemic and a Presidential Pardon

DRTO - NPS Sign Fort Jefferson - Photo by John Dengler

Ready to play National Park Jeopardy? The category is “No Escape.” The wager is $500. And the clue: “The most famous island prison in the nation.” Alcatraz in San Francisco, right? Well, sure, except if you’re playing the game in 1865. Your answer then: Fort Jefferson. The Civil War ended in April 1865 and Fort

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The State of the Everglades 2015

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How healthy is Everglades National Park? The park sought to answer that question recently in a report to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. The “2015 State of Conservation” report looks at key indicators, including wildlife and water, to gauge the park’s overall health. There are 22 World Heritage sites in the United States; Everglades

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Saving Cape Sable

March 2015 – Everglades National Park has begun work on a restoration plan for Cape Sable with funding support from the SFNPT and the Everglades Foundation. Interior wetlands on the cape have been degraded over time by an influx of salt water through man-made breaches in the cape’s natural berm. The park plugged two canals

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