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August 2017
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Volunteer: Cypress Tree Planting

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

Biscayne: National Public Lands Day Volunteer Clean-Up

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Volunteers wanted! Join Biscayne National Park for National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 30, 2017 to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts at Biscayne National Park. See link for complete details and registration information. All volunteers MUST be pre-registered. https://www.neefusa.org/site-event/national-public-lands-day-volunteer-clean  

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October 2017

Irma Cleanup: Big Cypress Gallery Volunteer Day

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Clyde & Niki Butcher Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Big Cypress Gallery Volunteer Day We have a volunteer request from our wonderful park friends, Clyde & Niki Butcher at the Big Cypress Gallery. They have organized a volunteer workday for Thursday, October 5th and are looking for extra hands to help. Each October the Big Cypress Gallery graciously hosts a major fundraiser for the Big Cypress Education Department and they need help reopening the trails behind the gallery in time for the event. The SFNPT will be at the volunteer…

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Swamp Night at Naples Beach Brewery

October 14 @ 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 10/14 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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Biscayne National Park 50th Anniversary Kickoff

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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New Photography Exhibit in Biscayne National Park Gallery Kicks Off 15-Month Golden Anniversary Celebration A new photography exhibit opens in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery on October 18, kicking off a 15- month long celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Celebration! Photography from the New Book “Biscayne National Park” features contemporary photos of the park by one of the book’s authors, Kirsten Hines. The show runs through January 14, 2018. The gallery is open daily…

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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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November 2017
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National Park Ambassadors Program: Now Accepting Applications

November 2 @ 12:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
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The National Park Ambassadors Program The National Park Ambassadors Program is a six-month environmental leadership program for young professionals focused on South Florida’s four national parks. We are looking for individuals of diverse backgrounds in Greater Miami who enjoy the outdoors, who want to learn more about the Everglades and South Florida’s marine environment, and who can devote one Saturday a month for six months to the program, to develop a deeper knowledge of these parks and greater leadership skills…

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Tune In: Everglades National Park 2017 BioCorps Fall Symposium

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Everglades National Park 2017 BioCorps Fall Symposium The SFNPT proudly supports Everglades National Park’s BioCorps Program with annual grants to support interns to work alongside scientists in the park. The BioCorp program offers recent biology graduates hands-on research experience that helps provide support for wildlife projects throughout the park. Join the WebEx broadcast on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Presentations by: Abigail Chambers "The 'Goldilocks' of the Everglades: Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow" Kandice Starr and Austin Phillippe "The…

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Give Miami Day 2017

November 16
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With the support of donors like you, more than 16,000 school kids will have the opportunity to visit South Florida's national parks on outdoor education programs this year. We can't do it without you!Join us online Thursday November 16 at GiveMiamiDay.org for a 24-hour online fundraising event. Your donation to SFNPT is a gift of parks, nature, wonder & adventure for thousands of school kids!  You don’t have to wait until Give Miami Day to show your support. Complete this pledge form and return to the SFNPT. We…

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December 2017

Living History: Biscayne National Park’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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White House Signing Ceremony

Pictured Above: President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with South Florida Congressman Dante Fascell on October 18, 1968 after signing the bill that created Biscayne National Monument, forerunner of Biscayne National Park . Pictured directly behind the president is Lloyd Miller, an early park champion and a founding member of the SFNPT. Biscayne National Park News Release / November 30, 2017 Contact: Matt Johnson, 786.335.3679, matthew_r_johnson@nps.gov History-makers; Biscayne National Park Pioneers Tell Their Stories HOMESTEAD, FL - Biscayne National Park is hosting a free discussion…

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