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Parks – Everglades National Park

March 8, 2021

The Magic of Flamingo by Dan Kimball

When I started my role as superintendent of Everglades National Park in 2004, Flamingo was immediately one of my favorite places in the park. I had long heard of the magic of Flamingo from my parents. Though they had spent just one weekend there as a young couple, it stuck in their memories as a…

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October 16, 2020

Nike Missile Site Volunteers Needed

Call For Volunteers Calling all Cold War and military history enthusiasts! Everglades needs your help to tell the stories of one of the best-preserved Nike Hercules Missile Bases remaining in the United States. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers at the height of the Cold War the HM-69 Nike Missile Base is now…

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November 12, 2019

Nike Missile

One of the most popular tours in Everglades National Park has nothing to do with alligators, wading birds or the River of Grass. It’s a tour of the Everglades Nike Missile Base, one of the best-preserved relics of the Cold War in South Florida. About the Site Everglades National Park houses one of the best-preserved…

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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 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 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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January 30, 2017

Rainer & Noel’s 9th Annual Family CAMP Event in Flamingo

January 2017 – Another year, another great Family CAMP overnight event in Everglades National Park! More than 230 people including a ton of kids joined us on the last weekend in January for the 9th annual Family CAMP weekend in Flamingo – an annual event that raises money for camping programs in the park. The…

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