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At Everglades National Park, We’re on a Mission

National Park Week --- April 20 - 28.  Fee Free Day is Saturday, April 20. Park entrance is free for all visitors.       It’s National Park Week and as part of the celebration, we’re highlighting park programs that help us meet the park service mission of preserving the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

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Everglades National Park bird watching flies above the rest

According to the nationally renowned Expedia AARP Travel Center, Everglades National Park is ranked #2 in the United States for “Scenic Bird Watching Destinations.”

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DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons are occupying bird nesting areas in the Everglades, suggesting that pythons are attracted to wading birds where they breed.

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The Women of the Everglades

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Winning the Battle Against Invasive Species
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When Plants Go Rogue

Aggressive Exotic Plants Endanger the Everglades

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The Race to Keep Invasive Tegus Out of Everglades National Park

“Do you want to help catch a tegu tonight?” asked my biologist friend.

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Looking for Invasive Species in South Florida

It was my first time in South Florida and I wanted to see an Oustalet’s chameleon. My husband knew that this was the only way he’d ever convince me to move here, and so he obliged. After securing permission, we headed to a nearby avocado farm with our headlamps ready.

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Super Wolf Blood Moon

Since the dawn of time, people have gazed up into the stars, searching for meaning.

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Maybe Gators are the Answer to the Python problem

On Saturday September 15th anglers Erik Tietig and John Sanchez witnessed a 7' gator kill and carry away a Burmese python estimated to measure 10' in length. The anglers reported the take down occurring in the backcountry of Everglades National Park near the mangroves. 

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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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