Wildlife Sighting: Flamingos

EVER Flamingos in Snake Bight 12.2015

December 2015 – Flamingos have been spotted recently in both Everglades and Biscayne National Parks. The pair pictured here was seen just before Thanksgiving in Snake Bight, near Flamingo, at the end of the main park road. Look for them the next time you’re in the park!

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A New Season of Learning Begins in South Florida Parks

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November 2015 – Another season of environmental education is underway in South Florida’s national parks. Kids are learning science in Big Cypress, spotting alligators in the Everglades, cleaning beaches in the Dry Tortugas and dipping nets into Biscayne Bay. More than 16,000 school children will visit one of South Florida’s national parks this year on

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Homestead’s National Parks Trolley Wins National Award

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October 2015 – The National Parks Trolley that provides free transportation in season from downtown Homestead to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks is not just a good idea, it’s a great example of how partnerships help connect people to parks. Congratulations to the City of Homestead, Homestead Main Street and National Parks Conservation Association for

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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

Wayne Rassner

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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