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Parks – Dry Tortugas National Park

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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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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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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