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Programs – Preservation & Protection

June 27, 2022

Blooms Over Balloons

Due to the many requests from our community, we have extended our “Blooms Over Balloons” campaign until August 31, 2022 The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks is teaming up with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for “Blooms Over Balloons,” a campaign that aims to reduce the number of balloons found on the shorelines and in…

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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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May 12, 2022

Biscayne National Park Breaks Record!

Biscayne National Park removed 30,881 pounds of debris from its beaches and shorelines this season, breaking its previous record, which was achieved in 2019 with 29,477 pounds of trash removed – a more than 1,400-pound difference! In preparation for the incoming sea turtle nesting season each year, Biscayne National Park dedicates significant resources between December…

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March 30, 2022

2019 Saw a Record Amount of Debris Removed from Biscayne National Park. And We’re Eager to Beat That Number.

On most weekdays from December through April, you can see boats emblazoned with the National Park Service logo, filled with passengers gripping tightly, dashing across the waters of Biscayne Bay with one goal in mind: to clean-up the beaches of Biscayne National Park. The outer islands of the park make for prime nesting grounds for…

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March 22, 2022

Where Have All the Big Cypress Gone?

If you’ve driven along US 41 or I-75 through Big Cypress National Preserve, there’s no doubt that you’ve marveled at beauty of the cypress trees that are patchworked into the sawgrass prairies throughout this swampland. Maybe you’ve even ventured out into wilderness to experience these trees up close and personal for yourself. With long, vibrant…

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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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July 7, 2021

The Python Challenge Begins This Week

But What Happens with the Snakes During the Other 355 Days a Year? There’s only one competition that the Burmese python cares about: being the next sovereign of the swamp. But The Alliance is here to help end its reign. Governor DeSantis recently announced that the Florida Python Challenge would now be held annually –…

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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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June 8, 2021

Support a Mooring Buoy for a Special Man in Your Life This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is near and if your dad is like a lot of Florida men that we know, he loves to get in as much quality time on the water as possible. And chances are, the 164,000 marine acres of Biscayne National Park are one of his go-to boating spots – it’s definitely one of…

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June 1, 2021

Boater Education Course Protects the Waterways of Everglades National Park

Floridians are found boating around the waters of South Florida year-round, but now that summer is unofficially here, the need to be on the sea becomes even greater. So we helped Everglades National Park develop a free online boater education course to orient and educate boaters to the unique features of the park’s marine waters….

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