Picture of the Month March 2016

EVER croc at Nine Mile Pond Katy Dimos 01.2016

March 2016 – A 14-foot American crocodile spotted at Nine Mile Pond in the Everglades this winter by wildlife photographer Katie Dimos. Nice shot! Did you know: South Florida is the only place on the planet where alligators and crocodiles live side by side! The Flamingo Marina in Everglades National Park is a great place

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More Water for Everglades National Park

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February 2016 – A very wet “dry season” in Everglades National Park just got wetter. A decision this month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will send more water south into the Shark River Slough from a water conservation area north of the Tamiami Trail. “It’s a good thing,” park scientist Bob Johnson told

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SFNPT launches Shark Valley Stewardship Fund

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January 2016 – The SFNPT has launched a new stewardship fund to support Shark Valley in Everglades National Park with the participation of our partners at Shark Valley Tram Tours. SFNPT Chairman Wayne Rassner presented a grant check for $20,000 to Superintendent Pedro Ramos and Everglades Education Ranger Yvette Cano on Saturday January 9 at

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Reflections on Wilderness

How one weekend paddler found his park on an eight-day kayak trip across the Everglades By Don Finefrock The moment of truth arrived early, before I even dipped my paddle in Chokoloskee Bay.  Two companions and I had decided to paddle the Wilderness Waterway in Everglades National Park, starting in Chokoloskee and ending – with

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Does This Outfit Match My Canoe?

How a Miami Fashionista found her park while camping in Everglades National Park By Zoraida Pastor I am a city girl and one of the most feminine women you will ever meet. I was born in heels. In high school, I was Madame Popular. Highly perfumed and accessorized, I’d walk the halls like a queen

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