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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Hatching Season in the Everglades!

Hatching Season for Alligators

September 2015 – It’s hatching season in the Everglades for alligators and sea turtles! Here’s a mama gator we spotted this month guarding her brood just a few steps away from the Shark Valley Visitor Center. Look closely over her shoulder for the hatchlings – the stripes give them away! Learn more about alligators and

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A Plan for Everglades National Park

EVER GMP

September 2015 — Everglades National Park has released its final General Management Plan, the first update in the park’s master plan since 1979. The final plan calls for new pole & troll zones in Florida Bay, a new boater education & permit program; new rules for airboat operators along Tamiami Trail, and a new 120-mile

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