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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Tropical Storm Isaac Closure

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Date: August 25, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Big Cypress National Preserve has been actively monitoring and preparing for potential impacts due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Due to the impending storm, the preserve will implement temporary closures. Beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 25 all licensed commercial services and visitor services in the preserve, and recreational access to the backcountry will be suspended until the passage of the storm.

These closures are conducted in the interest of public safety, and to ensure preserve staff concentrates completely on securing and protecting preserve resources and facilities.

The preserve is expected to reopen and resume routine operations once the storm has passed and conditions are safe.

For details on storm activity click here.

Did You Know?

A young alligator emerges from its egg.

Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.