Countdown to 50: Biscayne Celebrates a Big Birthday

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October 2018 – Biscayne National Park’s 50th birthday celebration wraps up this month with three days of special events starting October 18 – the date President Lyndon Johnson created a national park to protect Biscayne Bay, its barrier islands and coral reefs. The park has a full schedule of activities planned to mark the occasion (see

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Lucky 7 – SFNPT Approves $777,000 in New Grants for South Florida’s National Parks

September 2018 – The South Florida National Parks Trust has approved $777,289 in new grants for South Florida’s national parks. The funding will support park programs and projects in five critical areas: environmental education for local school children, habitat restoration and wildlife conservation, volunteer activities, ranger programs for the public, and community engagement. A complete

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In Memoriam – Keith Wasserman

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March 2018 – The South Florida paddling community has lost a devoted and inspirational leader with the passing of Keith Wasserman. The news of Keith’s passing in February 2017 has just been conveyed to his many friends and fellow backcountry explorers.  We will deeply miss Keith’s quiet devotion to the beautiful South Florida wilderness areas that

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The Shape of Water: True Stories, Told Live on March 24 at Biscayne National Park Story Slam

Biscayne Story Slam March 24, 2018

January 2018 – Biscayne National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary with the park’s first-ever Story Slam event on Saturday March 24 at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center overlooking Biscayne Bay. Eleven local storytellers will share true, personal stories (average length: 6 minutes) with a “water” theme before a live audience and a panel of judges.

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