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Parks – Biscayne National Park

November 13, 2019

Debris Maze Challenge Exhibit at Biscayne National Park

Miami, FL – The Debris Maze Challenge, a Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge winner and immersive art experience building awareness of litter in our oceans, will open to the public at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center on December 7, 2019 and run daily through January 3, 2020. A kick-off event will take place on…

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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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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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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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March 26, 2019

On the Move: Biscayne Superintendent Margaret Goodro heads to Lake Mead NRA

March 2019 – Biscayne National Park Superintendent Margaret Goodro is headed west to assume the top job at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The National Park Service announced the move on March 25 (see below). No word on a replacement yet at Biscayne National Park. The SFNPT has worked with Goodro and park staff…

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January 22, 2019

The Impact of a Shutdown on South Florida’s National Parks

January 2019 – The government shutdown that began just before Christmas has become a gut-wrenching experience for people who love national parks, including the park rangers who have been told to stay home while parks remain open. Images of uncollected garbage, human waste and butchered trees in places like Yosemite Valley and Joshua Tree National…

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January 18, 2019

Parks Stay Open during Shutdown With a Little Help from Friends

South Florida’s National Parks Stay Open, Stay Clean With a Little Help from their Friends January 2019 – A government shutdown was not the way we wanted to start the new year, but here we are. The good news: South Florida’s national parks are open for business, despite a lack of park rangers, and the parks are…

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April 1, 2015

Find Your Park in South Florida!

April 2015 – People who are passionate about national parks are making and posting videos about their favorite parks, what they like to do there and what the parks mean to them. It’s all part of a new “Find Your Park” campaign launched this month by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. A…

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