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Mid-Air Plane Crash Kills 4

Victims are teachers and students from the flight school at Miami International Airport

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Pennecamp Family Celebrates at Key Largo’s Pennecamp Park

In 1951, John Pennekamp, a longtime conservationist and member of the newly created Board of State Parks and Historic Memorials, addressed the Florida Legislature. The title and main topic of that speech was "playgrounds for all the people." His dedication and service to the state park system led Florida Governor Leroy Collins to name ...

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Making Hisssssssssstory

Python Elimination Program reaches milestone in 15 months

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Rubio Doing Right Thing for Farmers and the Everglades

   U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office sent the News Leader a letter the Senator sent to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for their support in alleviating the persistent flooding effecting the farm fields near Everglades National Park (ENP).

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Homestead National Parks Trolley Service Resumes Saturday

The Homestead National Parks Trolley, South Florida’s only public transportation to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks, will resume normal service on Saturday, January 27, 2018, and continue every weekend through April 29, 2018. This award-winning service offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to both National Parks...

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Everglades National Park Most Popular National Park in Florida

  What is the most popular national park in Florida? To no ones surprise it’s Everglades National Park which had 930,907 visitors in 2016 who spent $91,321 at the park, reports 24/7 Wall St. in an article titled, “The Most Popular National Park in Every State.” 

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The Ranger Element

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Help for Flamingo

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visits the Park, committing to rebuilding what Irma destroyed.

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Hurricane Price Gouging Hotline

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

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State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-342-3557.

 

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The 'Glades are Ablaze
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Excitement Builds for Viewing Historic Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will turn day into night for a few short minutes around the country.  In South Florida we will see a partial eclipse.

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Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Robert Chaplin is a frequent contributor to the News Leader.

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Explore Biscayne Like Never Before

Celebrating the start of the Biscayne National Park Institute - the pilot program for intensive park experiences in all three of our local National Parks.

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Cost for a National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass is Increasing – What You Need to Do Now

Since 1994, seniors have been given the ability to purchase a $10 Lifetime Senior Pass to visit National Parks throughout the United States. This reasonable one-time fee has greatly benefited seniors, particularly those on fixed incomes, by providing a way to explore recreational areas without breaking the bank. The Lifetime Senior Pass is usabl...

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From Sea to Shining Sea - Traveling Coast to Coast Across the Beautiful United States

Europe might beat “US” for art and history, simply because of age.

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National Park Service Selects New Campground Operator for Flamingo

Family camping and excursions coming back to hidden gem of the Everglades.

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Photographer Robert Chaplin Shares his Travels Above the Arctic Circle to the Land of Polar Bears

3,931 miles from South Florida, as the crow flies, is Kaktovik Alaska.

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Curbelo Reintroduces FILET Act to Combat Lionfish

Washington, D.C. –

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Upside-down Wonders of Biscayne National Park

Amethyst clouds sweep over Biscayne Bay. Sunlight filters through gaps in the dark canopy of sky. The light causes the shallow bay to glow in patches of brilliant turquoise and indigo. While this particular display of beauty is unexpected, such wonders are common occurrences in Biscayne National Park.

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