Picture of the Month April 2016

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April 2016 – Look who we caught napping on a lazy afternoon in Everglades National Park… a true Miami night owl! The barred owl was spotted in one of the park’s cypress domes, just off the main park road on the way to Flamingo. The park lists six owls on its species list: Barred Owl

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Picture of the Month March 2016

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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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