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June 2017

Volunteer: Restoration Project in Biscayne

June 27 - June 30
Ellen Siegel @ BISC 10.2015

Call for Volunteers: Biscayne National Park is looking for a few good volunteers to help restore a spoil island in Biscayne Bay this summer by planting 1,000 native plants and trees - a project supported by the SFNPT. Read more about the project on our blog. The planting is scheduled for June 27-30, 2017.  Volunteers will meet up at 9 am at Biscayne National Park Headquarters at Convoy Point in Homestead, FL.  We’ll boat over to the island for a fun day of planting, fertilizing,…

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July 2017

Volunteer: Removal of Derelict Crab Traps in Biscayne

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Point Marina, 24775 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33190 United States
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Biscayne Reef Restore 01

Call for Volunteers: Biscayne National Park is looking for volunteers to help pull derelict and abandoned crab traps during the 10-day trap season closure in July. What: Volunteers will be searching for and removing "derelict" crab traps and trap debris from the waters of Biscayne Bay south of Black Point. Why: Lost and abandoned traps and trap debris cause significant damage to the marine environment. In addition to scouring the bottom and destroying seagrass, sponges, etc., unattended traps can still entrap marine life and may continue to "ghost fish"…

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August 2017

The Mangrove Coast

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Fellman Postcard Front Low Res

Barry Fellman’s Mangrove Coast photographs reveal a hidden realm of South Florida’s Biscayne Bay coastline. New large format prints from Fellman’s twenty-year project explore the unexpected beauty, rhythms and patterns of South Florida’s mangrove habitat.  At first basic notions of scale and distance remain a mystery. As you approach the photographs their diverse elements clarify into familiar forms of sea grasses and shells. You then realize you are looking at a wondrous and fantastic view of the shoreline by the beach. The…

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October 2017

Save The Date: Naples Beach Brewery

October 14
Naples Beach Brewery, 4120 Enterprise Ave. Suite 115-117
Naples, FL 34104 United States
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Mark your calendars and plan to join the SFNPT and Big Cypress National Preserve at Naples Beach Brewery! Join us Saturday night, October 14th as we raise a glass in support of our national parks. A special brew is in the works by Naples Beach Brewery to benefit Big Cypress’ Swamp Water And Me Program (S.W.A.M.P) –  a ranger-led outdoor science education program that brings 6th grade students from Collier County into the Big Cypress on a learning adventure. Cheers!

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Big Cypress Gallery 3rd Annual Fall Festival

October 28 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
Clyde & Niki Butcher Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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CB Swamp Walk

Mark your calendars and join us at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery in October for Clyde's annual open house, with Halloween swamp walks led by Big Cypress rangers. Trick or tree!!! For more information & to RSVP visit https://clydebutcher.com/event/3rd-annual-fall-festival/

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February 2018

3rd Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the 2018 Wine & Wildlife fundraiser to support environmental education, resource protection, visitor services, volunteer activities and community engagement across four South Florida national parks! LIVE & SILENT AUCTION OF PARK ADVENTURES - WILDLIFE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES - RANGER MEET & GREET - A SUMPTUOUS SPREAD OF FOOD BY GUEST SERVICES INCLUDING STONE CRAB, OYSTERS & MORE Tickets $50 / $100 VIP RSVP to info@southfloridaparks.org receive first notice when ticket sales open. Live & Silent Auction Items Coming Soon! Special…

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