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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Summer Programs in Big Cypress

Big Cypress Lighthouse for the Blind July 2015

August 2015 – School may be out but the learning never stops in Big Cypress. Summer camps have kept the boardwalks busy this season, as one group after another visits Big Cypress National Preserve. Forty-two campers & counselors from Lighthouse of Collier’s Summer Camp for Blind and Visually Impaired Children found nature this summer by

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Dry Tortugas Marine Reserve Benefits Sea Turtles

July 2015 – Endangered sea turtles are benefiting from marine reserve zones in Dry Tortugas National Park and elsewhere, according to a new study by researchers at USGS. Researchers outfitted green sea turtles with satellite tags and then tracked them as they foraged for food. “Given that worldwide declines in sea grasses – one of

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Summer Help: Park Interns track Turtles

FY15 BioCorps Interns (7)

July 2015 – Four students are on the job this summer in Everglades National Park, trapping tegu lizards, spotting pythons, counting fish and tracking turtles. The students are participating in BioCorps, an internship program that helps the park monitor native wildlife and control invasive species while providing students with some great field experience. The SFNPT

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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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Biscayne’s Beaches Cleared for Nesting

FY13 BISC ASB Report

June 2015 – National Park Service volunteers supported by the SFNPT removed more than 14,000 pounds (seven tons!) of marine debris earlier this year from nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park, clearing the way for turtles to come ashore this summer. The heavy lifting was accomplished by 200 volunteers from 16 colleges and organizations who

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