Donor Spotlight: Clyde Butcher & family support SWAMP programs for kids in Big Cypress

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November 2016 – Acclaimed South Florida photographer Clyde Butcher and his family are supporting outdoor science education programs in the Big Cypress National Preserve this year with a donation of $6,500 to South Florida National Parks Trust. The donation represents the proceeds from this year’s Halloween swamp walks behind the family’s Big Cypress Gallery on

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New Superintendent Named for Biscayne National Park

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August 8, 2016 – The National Park Service has selected Margaret L. Goodro to lead Biscayne National Park as its next superintendent. Goodro replaces Brian Carlstrom, who left the position in November 2015 to serve in a Deputy Associate Director position in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Park Service. “Margaret is a proven

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My Birthday Island

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Find Your Park A Miami native finds her park on a memorable Biscayne Bay birthday. By Annie Farrell The winter storm of 2011 pushed cold weather into Miami, but I wasn’t about to let a little chill stop me from turning 12 on an enchanted island. My parents had promised a boat trip to Boca

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Everglades National Park Wins Historic Preservation Grant in “Vote Your Park” Campaign

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July 6, 2016 – Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) have won a $250,000 historic preservation grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign, the SFNPT announced today. The Partners in Preservation grant awarded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic

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Miami Foundation supports Everglades Education

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June 2016 – We’re excited to share the news: The Miami Foundation will be supporting the Everglades Environmental Education Program again this year by funding ranger-led environmental education programs for 4th-grade students at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. Students who visit the park as part of the program will take a four-hour tram ride

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“Inside Looking Out” opens at Biscayne National Park

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June 2016 – Thirty works of art created by the staff, volunteers and partners of South Florida’s four national parks will be on display in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery from June 3 through September 12, 2016. Inside Looking Out offers an “insider’s perspective of national parks across the country from those

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