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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Everglades wins Historic Preservation Grant to restore iconic Flamingo Visitor Center

July 6, 2016 – Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust have won a $250,000 historic preservation grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign. The Partners in Preservation grant awarded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will help to spur

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Everglades National Park Wins Historic Preservation Grant in “Vote Your Park” Campaign

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July 6, 2016 – Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) have won a $250,000 historic preservation grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign, the SFNPT announced today. The Partners in Preservation grant awarded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic

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Celebrating Earth Day and Everglades Restoration

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April 2016 – Former Everglades National Park superintendent Dan Kimball (left, above) was back in the park on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and the next big step in Everglades restoration – construction of a 2.5 mile bridge along Tamiami Trail that will allow more fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park. The

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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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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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