Out of Shadows, Into Light

How one park ranger found his park while watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon By Gary Bremen, Biscayne National Park Ranger In 1972, my parents took me on an extraordinary journey that continues to this day. We left our home in the Miami suburb of Hialeah in a sky-blue Ford pickup truck. Behind

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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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A New Season of Learning Begins in South Florida Parks

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November 2015 – Another season of environmental education is underway in South Florida’s national parks. Kids are learning science in Big Cypress, spotting alligators in the Everglades, cleaning beaches in the Dry Tortugas and dipping nets into Biscayne Bay. More than 16,000 school children will visit one of South Florida’s national parks this year on

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Homestead’s National Parks Trolley Wins National Award

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October 2015 – The National Parks Trolley that provides free transportation in season from downtown Homestead to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks is not just a good idea, it’s a great example of how partnerships help connect people to parks. Congratulations to the City of Homestead, Homestead Main Street and National Parks Conservation Association for

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New grants approved by the SFNPT board

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MIAMI (October 18, 2015) – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) has approved $236,000 in new grants to fund outdoor education programs, restoration projects, volunteer activities, student internships and ranger programs this coming year in South Florida’s four national parks, the nonprofit organization announced today. The funding will restore coral reefs in Biscayne National Park, protect seagrass beds

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A New Leadership Team at SFNPT

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October 2015 – The SFNPT has a new chairman and he’s a python hunter! Wayne Rassner was elected to the top job in September. Wayne is a Miami attorney, a park volunteer and a member of the Python Patrol at Everglades National Park. Wayne joined the board in 2008 and formerly served as the organization’s

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