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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“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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Guerra Family Foundation donates Microscopes for Biscayne

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March 2016 – Students who visit Biscayne National Park to learn about the park’s marine ecosystem will soon have five new microscopes to use, thanks to the generosity of the Guerra Family Foundation. The foundation is funding several park “wish list” items this year including microscopes for Biscayne and a wildlife spotting scope for Everglades.

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Biscayne Boat Tours are Back!

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February 2016 – Boat tours of Biscayne National Park are back after a long hiatus with guided trips on board the Pelican Skipper to Boca Chita, the island with the lighthouse (captured here by South Florida photographer Brian Call). The boat sails most weekends (Fridays too) from the park visitor center in Homestead through May

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Out of Shadows, Into Light

How one park ranger found his park while watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon By Gary Bremen, Biscayne National Park Ranger In 1972, my parents took me on an extraordinary journey that continues to this day. We left our home in the Miami suburb of Hialeah in a sky-blue Ford pickup truck. Behind

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