New Superintendent Named for Biscayne National Park

August 8, 2016 – The National Park Service has selected Margaret L. Goodro to lead Biscayne National Park as its next superintendent. Goodro replaces Brian Carlstrom, who left the position in November 2015 to serve in a Deputy Associate Director position in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Park Service. “Margaret is a proven

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My Birthday Island

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

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

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

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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