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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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March 2, 2021

Say Hello to The Alliance!

After the year that 2020 was, we knew we wanted to start this year off fresh. But besides it being a new year, the scope of work that our organization has done within Florida’s four national parks has continuously expanded over years, reaching from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to the inner reaches of…

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February 12, 2021

The Halfway Creek Bridge Officially Opens at Big Cypress

Providing an elevated exploration experience is one of our top priorities and today our latest major project to enhance the visitor experience at Big Cypress National Preserve is being unveiled – the Halfway Creek Bridge! This much-needed bridge crosses the canal adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve Swamp Welcome Center on US 41. The…

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December 21, 2020

Ending the Year as Your Favorite South Florida Charity!

This holiday season, FirstBank Florida gave residents of South Florida and beyond an opportunity to vote for their favorite local philanthropy and thanks to your support the South Florida National Parks Trust received the most votes! By securing this top spot, FirstBank Florida will donate $5,000 to our organization. This money will help us sustain…

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November 20, 2020

Our Best Give Miami Day Yet!

This year posed many challenges, but we’ve also been able to celebrate many successes – and one of our greatest successes is thanks to you! This year, we raised more money than ever during Give Miami Day. Park-passionate residents of the Miami area and beyond donated more than $41,000 to support Florida’s four national parks….

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November 19, 2020

Give Miami Day 2020

Join us online at on Thursday, November 19 for a 24-hour online fundraising event. Support The Parks You Love by donating to the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) on Give Miami Day 2020 At the SFNPT, we believe in healthy and accessible national parks that enrich and inspire all people forever. Through the generous support…

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October 24, 2020

SWAMP Celebration For The Parks

Join us for the 7th Annual SWAMP Celebration For The Parks at Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery – October 24 & 25, 2020 Full details & tickets are online at Eventbrite. Our annual two-day swamp walk fundraiser for the Swamp Water And Me Program (SWAMP) is almost here! This special event brings people out into Big…

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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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April 9, 2020

Learn From Home With These Everglades Ranger Videos!

The Everglades Education Team has put together some fun learning resources for teachers and students that you can enjoy from home! Go on an adventure with a ranger and learn about how fire shapes the ecosystem, plant and animal adaptations, and Everglades Restoration. Our Everglades Rangers love to hear from you so be sure to…

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April 9, 2020

5th Annual Wine & Wildlife Raises a Record $119,000

(Naples, Fla.) – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) sets an organizational record with more than $119,000 raised during its 5th annual Wine & Wildlife event on February 26 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Over 225 friends gathered to celebrate and support Florida’s National Parks. The evening included educational presentations by the National Park Service, a…

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