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Parks – Big Cypress National Preserve

January 18, 2022

Three Ways to Explore the Florida Outdoors The New Year

Whether you call them goals, lifestyle changes, or even resolutions, chances are you’ve got some major plans for yourself in 2022. And we’re here to help you with those plans! If you want to reconnect with nature, be more eco-friendly, take up a new hobby, prioritize your mental wellness, or any combination of things that…

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December 20, 2021

The Year of Twenty-Twenty-WON

In a year when so many things still felt uncertain, we are proud to say that 2021 was a winning one for our organization. We began the year planning one of the biggest announcements from our organization ever – that we would be introducing ourselves under a new name. We said good-bye to the South…

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October 25, 2021

A Record-Breaking Swamp Celebration

As the wet season in South Florida nears its end, there’s one thing that you can count on – we’re going swamp walking in all that water! And over the course of this past weekend, more than 270 of our supporters joined us! Our swamp walkers, sponsors, and one very special donor who matched the…

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July 7, 2021

The Python Challenge Begins This Week

But What Happens with the Snakes During the Other 355 Days a Year? There’s only one competition that the Burmese python cares about: being the next sovereign of the swamp. But The Alliance is here to help end its reign. Governor DeSantis recently announced that the Florida Python Challenge would now be held annually –…

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May 3, 2021

A New Way to Recognize Donors

We’re launching a new way to be recognized for your support of Florida’s national parks! You now have the opportunity to be acknowledged with a plaque placed on a bench, picnic table, shelter, or overlook in your favorite national park. This special recognition is available to supporters who make a $2,500 or more donation and…

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February 12, 2021

The Halfway Creek Bridge Officially Opens at Big Cypress

Providing an elevated exploration experience is one of our top priorities and today our latest major project to enhance the visitor experience at Big Cypress National Preserve is being unveiled – the Halfway Creek Bridge! This much-needed bridge crosses the canal adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve Swamp Welcome Center on US 41. The…

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April 9, 2020

5th Annual Wine & Wildlife Raises a Record $119,000

(Naples, Fla.) – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) sets an organizational record with more than $119,000 raised during its 5th annual Wine & Wildlife event on February 26 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Over 225 friends gathered to celebrate and support Florida’s National Parks. The evening included educational presentations by the National Park Service, a…

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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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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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