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July 2018

The Search for Slave Ship Guerrero Wreck at Biscayne National Park

July 14, 2018 @ 6:00 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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Discover highlights of current archaeological work at Biscayne National Park including the international search for the slave ship Guerrero, at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2018, at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. A film will be shown about the search for the Guerrero and archaeologists will be available to talk about the search, the Slave Wrecks Project and other park shipwrecks. “This event highlights some of the amazing work performed by the international team of archaeologists and provides an excellent opportunity to learn…

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Wading Bird Expert Panel Presentation and Discussion

July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City of Homestead Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030 United States
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We have SUPER news for the Everglades ecosystem! More White Ibises nested this year than have been recorded since the 1940s.  YOU’RE INVITED to an expert panel presentation and discussion on the link between wading bird nesting and Everglades Restoration, co-hosted by Everglades National Park and the City of Homestead on Thursday, July 19! More about the event The 2018 wading bird nesting season in Everglades National Park was very exciting! An enormous number of wading birds nested in the Everglades…

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Biscayne Looks Back with a 50th Anniversary Show

July 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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We're celebrating and you're invited! Join us in the park on Sunday July 29 from 1 to 3 PM to open the latest show in our Community Artist Program at Biscayne National Park - a special 50th anniversary retrospective featuring the work of 23 artists inspired by the beauty of park's marine environment. Biscayne is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a look back at the best of what's come before, all carefully curated and assembled in a show it's calling…

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August 2018

Volunteer Event Part II – Tree Planting in Big Cypress

August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Volunteer with the SFNPT  in Big Cypress National Preserve! On Saturday August 4th we will plant trees at restoration sites along Turner River and/or Birdon Road. 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! Read more about the Ochopee Sheetflow Restoration Project This project is made possible through the generous support of the Guerra Family Foundation. Thank you for your…

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September 2018

Volunteer: National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Point Marina, 24775 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33190 United States
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We invite you to volunteer with us in Biscayne National Park for National Public Lands Day 2018 to help us #KeepBiscayneBeautiful! We will be cleaning up marine debris from the mangrove shoreline South of Black Point Marina.  We are looking for volunteers to bring their own paddlecraft (kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc) to access the shallow mangrove shoreline AND/OR volunteers that have shallow-draft motorized vessels to help transport garbage back to shore. There is a lot of debris out there and the area…

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October 2018

Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Swamp Walks

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Clyde & Niki Butcher Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Vermont has its leaf-peepers. Munich has Oktoberfest. Here in South Florida, we celebrate the fall season with swamp walks in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Join us on October 27 & 28 at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and take a walk on the wild side! Clyde and Niki Butcher host a fall festival at their Big Cypress Gallery in October every year. As part of the fun, special swamp walks behind the gallery are available for the brave (and…

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November 2018

Give Miami Day 2018

November 15, 2018

Join us online at GiveMiamiDay.org on Thursday November 15 for a 24-hour online fundraising event. Join the adventure by donating to the South Florida National Parks Trust. Your donation to SFNPT gives the gift of parks to thousands of South Florida kids! With the support of donors like you, more than 16,000 school kids will have the opportunity to visit South Florida's four national parks on outdoor education programs this year. We can't do it without you! You don’t have to wait until Give Miami Day to show…

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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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January 2019

Rainer & Noel’s Excellent Camping Adventure 2019

January 26 - January 27
Flamingo Campground, Everglades National Park

Let's Go Camping!  Grab the kids, pack a tent and join SFNPT members Rainer & Noel Schael on Saturday, January 26 for the 10th edition of our Family CAMP weekend in Everglades National Park. The event brings families together for a weekend of fun in Flamingo with ranger programs, arts & crafts, a campfire, a cookout, and a night of camping. Tickets are $50 per person ($25 kids). What's included: your campsite, dinner on Saturday night, a campfire program for kids, and breakfast on Sunday…

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February 2019

4th Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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YOU ARE INVITED! Join our guest of honor Fran Mainella, the 16th Director of the National Park Service and the first women to lead our national parks, on Thursday, February 21 for our signature event of the year in Naples– Wine & Wildlife. This one-of-a-kind evening combines good wine, great food, and live wildlife in celebration of South Florida’s national parks! Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution supports our national parks! Through your generous support, Wine &…

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