Giving Back: Nature Photography from a Canoe

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February 2017 – Here’s a great way to treat yourself, a friend or family member to some fine art nature photography AND support South Florida’s national parks. Buy a fine art print – framed or canvas – from South Florida photographer Constance Mier (Photography from a Canoe) and Constance will donate 20% of the purchase price

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Donor Spotlight: Clyde Butcher & family support SWAMP programs for kids in Big Cypress

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November 2016 – Acclaimed South Florida photographer Clyde Butcher and his family are supporting outdoor science education programs in the Big Cypress National Preserve this year with a donation of $6,500 to South Florida National Parks Trust. The donation represents the proceeds from this year’s Halloween swamp walks behind the family’s Big Cypress Gallery on

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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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Miami Foundation supports Everglades Education

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June 2016 – We’re excited to share the news: The Miami Foundation will be supporting the Everglades Environmental Education Program again this year by funding ranger-led environmental education programs for 4th-grade students at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. Students who visit the park as part of the program will take a four-hour tram ride

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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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SFNPT launches Shark Valley Stewardship Fund

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January 2016 – The SFNPT has launched a new stewardship fund to support Shark Valley in Everglades National Park with the participation of our partners at Shark Valley Tram Tours. SFNPT Chairman Wayne Rassner presented a grant check for $20,000 to Superintendent Pedro Ramos and Everglades Education Ranger Yvette Cano on Saturday January 9 at

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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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