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Parks – Dry Tortugas National Park

July 5, 2022

Free Things to Do in Florida’s National Parks

Winter and spring are known to be “the season” in South Florida, but even during the summer months, there are plenty of free things to do in Florida’s national parks, just pick your favorite way to enjoy the outdoors! We’ve highlighted some of our favorite summer activities to do below to give you some outdoor…

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June 8, 2022

Great Outdoors Month: Things to Do in Florida’s National Parks This Summer

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by exploring Florida’s national parks! Winter and spring are known to be “the season” in South Florida, but even during the summer months, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite summer activities below to give you some outdoor inspo, but as always, check…

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May 17, 2022

Three Tips for Boating in Florida’s National Parks

National Safe Boating Week kicks off this Saturday and lasts through May 27th. This global awareness effort encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. We’ve compiled three tips to keep in mind over the next week – and into the future – to help you boat safely in Florida’s…

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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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July 12, 2021

It’s Summer Love for Nurse Sharks at Dry Tortugas

If you visit Dry Tortugas National Park anytime between mid-June and mid-July, you may spot something that seems a little out of place: a lone ladder sticking out of the shallows of the harbor surrounded by Garden, Bush, and Long Keys. But this isn’t a piece of debris that’s washed up from the depths of…

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June 16, 2021

It’s World Sea Turtle Day!

Right now is a big time in the world of Florida’s sea turtles! Unbeknownst to them, today is World Sea Turtle Day, but this time of year also marks an occasion that they’re probably a bit more familiar with: nesting season. With a nesting season that lasts from March – October, we are near the…

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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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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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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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