A Plan for Everglades National Park

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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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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 Help: Park Interns track Turtles

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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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Donor Spotlight: Stewart Materials

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May 2015 – The SFNPT is pleased to welcome Stewart Materials as one of our corporate partners this year supporting environmental education programs in South Florida’s national parks. More kids will have an opportunity to visit Everglades National Park – to see alligators and wood storks in the wild, to get outside, explore nature and

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Everglades Centennial Grant

May 18, 2015 – Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) announced today that they are the joint recipients of a 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Challenge Grant. Centennial Challenge Grants are part of a multi-year effort to prepare for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The funding received

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Panther Sighting in Flamingo

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May 2015 – Everglades National Park rangers reported a rare sighting of a Florida panther in Flamingo this month, near the main park road in front of the Flamingo Visitor Center on Florida Bay. A ranger saw the panther emerge from shrubs in full daylight to attack a young male deer. The deer escaped, but

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Tracking Pythons in the Everglades

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May 2015 – USGS researchers tracked 19 wild pythons in Everglades National Park to find out where they go and how far they travel, in the largest tracking study of its kind to date. The findings: a typical python has a home range of nine square miles and tree islands are a favorite destination. The

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