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August 21, 2019

New Superintendent selected for Big Cypress National Preserve

August 2019 – The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Big Cypress National Preserve. See below for the NPS news release announcing the appointment. Thomas Forsyth Named Superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve ATLANTA (April 21, 2019) – Today, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel announced the selection of…

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August 19, 2019

Our Summer Intern says goodbye to her National Park Adventure

August 2019 – Allie Hellier is headed back to school this month after “finding her park” in South Florida. In a final blog post, Allie reflects on the people she met and the lessons she learned while on assignment in South Florida’s national parks. By Allison Hellier Endings are uncomfortable. It means forging into the…

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August 13, 2019

Biscayne Celebrates an August Birthday with an Art Reception (and cake)

Biscayne National Park News Release Biscayne National Park Gallery highlights lesser-known National Parks in Beyond the Icons Photography Exhibit Beyond the Icons: America’s Lesser-Known National Parks, the newest exhibit in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery, features 25 prints with corresponding stories by Sandra Ramos. She wants the images to educate and engage audiences with the…

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June 16, 2019

Scientists Find a “Rare Window” into Shark Behavior in Dry Tortugas National Park

June 2019 – Researchers are headed back to Dry Tortugas National Park this month to study nurse sharks during mating season in the park. Scientists have been tagging and tracking nurse sharks in the clear, shallow waters of the park for more than 27 years. SFNPT Intern Allison Hellier recently listened to a presentation on…

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June 3, 2019

Let the Water Flow: New Road Work to benefit the Everglades

June 2019 – Everglades National Park announced this month that it had secured 100% of the funding needed to elevate another 6.5 miles of the Tamiami Trail roadway that divides the Everglades, north from south, and blocks the flow of water into the park. Once complete, the new roadwork will allow much needed water to…

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May 30, 2019

Collier County School Kids Explore Big Cypress on SWAMP Field Trips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Don Finefrock 305-665-4769 Thursday May 30, 2019                                              dfinefrock@southfloridaparks.org This year’s Big Cypress SWAMP Program Gives 2,000 Kids the Gift of Nature NAPLES, FL — More than 2,190 Collier County students, teachers and parents, braced in bright orange vests and a willingness to get wet and muddy, stepped out of the classroom…

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May 29, 2019

Giving Children the Gift of Nature

May 2019 – SFNPT Executive Director Don Finefrock wrote this article for the May 2019 edition of Preservation Today, the magazine of Dade Heritage Trust. Learn more about Dade Heritage Trust at http://dadeheritagetrust.org/ More than 18,000 school children discovered nature last year on national park field trips funded by the South Florida National Parks Trust….

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May 2, 2019

Biscayne Bay Brewing partners with SFNPT to support Marine Conservation in South Florida

Photo: Volunteers from Biscayne Bay Brewing remove marine debris from turtle nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park as part of a new partnership with the SFNPT. May 2019 – Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is giving back to support local marine conservation efforts through a new partnership with the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT). For every…

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May 1, 2019

Changing Lives: Final Results for 2018-2019 SWAMP Program

May 2019 – More than 2,190 Collier County school kids, teachers and parents explored the Big Cypress National Preserve this school year on curriculum-based science education programs led by National Park Service rangers. Read the final report on this year’s program below, or watch this video of students from North Naples Middle School on a…

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April 30, 2019

Biscayne National Park reopens “Spite Highway” on Elliott Key

April 2019 – Biscayne National Park has reopened the hiking trail known as “Spite Highway” on Elliott Key to visitors for the first time since September 2017 when Hurricane Irma toppled trees along the route. See the park announcement below for details: Date: April 30, 2019Elliott Key’s “Spite Highway” Reopened to Visitors HOMESTEAD, FL – Work to…

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