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June 2016

Historic Flamingo Bus Tour

June 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ernest Coe Visitor Center, 40001 State Highway 9336
Homestead, 33034 United States
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Join the SFNPT on Saturday June 18 for a free, ranger-guided bus tour to the historic Flamingo district inside Everglades National Park as part of our Vote Your Park campaign to restore the Flamingo Visitor Center. Learn about the "Mission 66" program that transformed Flamingo in the 1960s and current plans to restore Flamingo to its former glory as a gateway to Florida Bay and the Everglades. ABOUT THE EVENT: Meet at the Ernest Coe Center at 9:00 AM for registration…

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July 2016

Experience Your Backyard in July: Snorkel the Shipwreck Trial in Biscayne National Park

July 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Join us in July for our next Experience Your Backyard outing. We're organizing a snorkel tour on Saturday July 23 on the Shipwreck Trail in Biscayne National Park. The outing is free for SFNPT members but space is limited. Contact us at info@southfloridaparks.org or call us at305-665-4769 to reserve space. New members welcome! Join the SFNPT today on our website  and then join us in Biscayne in July.

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March 2017

Members Outing: Sunset Bike Ride in Shark Valley

March 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194 United States
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Join the SFNPT for a twilight bike ride this month at Shark Valley, one of two Experience Your Backyard programs for members in March. We'll gather at the Shark Valley Visitor Center and ride to the park's observation tower in time for sunset (15 miles roundtrip). The program is free for members and guests, but space is limited. Participants must reserve ahead, and bring their own bikes. Helmets required for children 16 and under. Contact Jessica at jessica@southfloridaparks.org or 305-665-4769…

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Members Outing: Big Cypress Orchid Walk

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee,, FL 34141 United States
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Join us for an easy hike in Big Cypress to look for orchids, one of two Experience Your Backyard programs for SFNPT members in March. We'll meet at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center at 9:00 AM and then carpool to the trailhead. Water may be ankle-deep in places along the trail. The program is free for members, but space is limited; reservations required. To reserve, send an email to info@southfloridaparks.org or call 305-665-4769. Activity level: Easy. Duration: 3-4 hours, including drive…

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April 2017

Experience Your Backyard: Island Clean-up

April 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Join us in Biscayne National Park in preparation for sea turtle nesting season and experience firsthand one of the many projects your donations support - the Alternative Breaks (AB) volunteer program in Biscayne. Every day marine debris polluting Florida’s waters wash ashore in Biscayne, threatening the park’s sensitive coastal habitats and beaches. This month SFNPT friends and members will have the chance to volunteer to clean up debris from the parks islands and clear the way for endangered and threatened sea turtles…

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June 2017

Sips & Stories

June 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln’s Beard Brewery, 7360 SW 41st Sterrt
Miami, FL 33155 United States
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Free

Filmmaking and Conservation Across South Florida’s National Parks and Cuba It’s the bug days of summer in south Florida, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing your national parks. Join us at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery for local brews and tales of exploration and conservation by filmmaker Richard Kern from Odyssey Earth.  Come along as Richard shares his work in Everglades, Biscayne, and Big Cypress. Get a big picture look at our South Florida national parks through his newest projects…

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August 2017

Volunteer: Cypress Tree Planting

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Free

Volunteer with the SFNPT to plant cypress trees in Big Cypress National Preserve. On Saturday, August 19th we will plant 150 cypress trees along Turner River Road as part of restoration work in the park. Trees will be planted at sites newly cleared of invasive plant species and at several new culvert locations in the park. Planting is hard work, but it is a rewarding experience that helps improve park habitats and benefits native plants and wildlife – we can’t do…

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June 2018

Volunteer Event – Tree Planting in Big Cypress

June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
Free

Volunteer with the SFNPT  in Big Cypress National Preserve! On Saturday June 30th we will plant trees at restoration sites along Turner River. Planting is hard work, but it is a rewarding experience that helps improve park habitat and benefits native plants and wildlife. We can’t do this project without the support of awesome volunteers! This project is made possible through the generous support of the Guerra Family Foundation. Thank you for your continued support of South Florida’s national parks! When: Saturday, June 30th from 9:00…

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December 2018

Swamp Night at Naples Beach Brewery

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Naples Beach Brewery, 4120 Enterprise Ave. Suite 115-117
Naples, FL 34104 United States
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Join us at Naples Beach Brewery on Saturday 12/15 to support outdoor education programs in Big Cypress for Collier County kids    Naples Beach Brewery has crafted a special brew to support Big Cypress National Preserve For every pint sold, Naples Beach Brewery will make a donation to the SFNPT in support of the Swamp Water And Me Program (SWAMP) an outdoor science education program that brings thousands of 6th-grade students from Collier County into Big Cypress each year for a ranger-led learning…

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