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Living History: Biscayne National Park’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pictured Above: President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with South Florida Congressman Dante Fascell on October 18, 1968 after signing the bill that created Biscayne National Monument, forerunner of Biscayne National Park . Pictured directly behind the president is Lloyd Miller, an early park champion and a founding member of the SFNPT.

Biscayne National Park News Release / November 30, 2017

Contact: Matt Johnson, 786.335.3679matthew_r_johnson@nps.gov

History-makers; Biscayne National Park Pioneers Tell Their Stories

HOMESTEAD, FL – Biscayne National Park is hosting a free discussion with local history-makers about the creation of the park 50 years ago. The discussion takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center auditorium.

When two large development proposals threatened Biscayne Bay a small but persistent group led the charge to protect the area and make it a national park. Pioneers and panelists discussing these events include:

  • Lloyd Miller, an avid angler and author of Biscayne National Park: It Almost Wasn’t
  • Nathaniel Reed, Assistant Secretary of the Interior in the Nixon Administration and author of the new book Travels on the Green Highway: An Environmentalist’s Journey
  • Lacey Hoover, Chair of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation and daughter of Herbert W. Hoover, Jr.
  • John C. Nordt, Miami surgeon and former resident of Elliott Key
  • Dr. Jim Kushlan, co-author of the new book Biscayne National Park, is the discussion moderator
  • Gary Bremen, long-time Biscayne National Park ranger

Questions will be taken from the audience, authors will be available for book signings and books will be available for purchase.

For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on FacebookTwitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”


December 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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