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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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July 29, 2019

SFNPT Welcomes new West Coast Coordinator Sally Wilson

July 2019 — The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) has named Sally Wilson as the organization’s new West Coast Coordinator. Wilson has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, stewardship, marketing and public speaking. In her new role, Sally will help to ensure the success of fundraising and outreach efforts in Southwest…

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July 18, 2019

Turtle “Detectives” track Summer Nesting on Everglades Beaches

July 2019 – Everglades National Park Intern Grace Hevey is tracking sea turtles in the park this summer as part of the BioCorps Internship Program supported by the South Florida National Parks Trust. SFNPT Intern Allison Hellier joined Hevey on a recent outing to Cape Sable to get a first-hand look at the program. Here’s…

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July 15, 2019

Park Education Programs Reach 17,993 Students in 2018-2019

July 2019 – Thousands of South Florida school children had a chance to spot alligators, track panthers, catch a fish or snorkel a coral reef this year on national park field trips, overnight camps and other programs supported by the South Florida National Parks Trust. South Florida’s four national parks reached 17,993 students during 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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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 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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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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