November 18, 2015
$99,000 in New Grants Awarded to Biscayne National Park
The South Florida National Parks Trust approved $99,000 in new grants for Biscayne National Park this year, the organization announced this week. The new grants will fund outdoor education programs for school kids, restoration projects to protect coral reefs and nesting sea turtles, new technology for law enforcement rangers and additional channel markers to promote safe boating in the park.
November 13, 2015
Find Your Park: Family Fun Fest Explores National Park Connections
In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the 16th season of Biscayne National Park’s multi-award winning Family Fun Fest will explore Biscayne’s connections to some of the 407 other national parks. The series kicks off on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
October 28, 2015
Biscayne National Park Welcomes New Citizens with U.S. Army Band's Brass Quintet
Biscayne National Park and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are hosting ceremonies welcoming dozens of new citizens on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. for adults and 1:00 p.m. for kids. The U.S. Army Band's Brass Quintet is performing a mini-concert from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
October 22, 2015
Homestead National Parks Trolley Partnership Receives National Award
The Homestead National Parks Trolley received the prestigious 2015 National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award. It recognizes the most significant accomplishments achieved by parks and outside groups working together on projects that provide lasting benefits for parks and communities.
October 08, 2015
Columbus Day Weekend in Biscayne National Park 2015
Biscayne National Park is partnering with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies during Columbus Day weekend, October 10-12, 2015. As part of the effort to protect park resources and the safety and welfare of visitors, reduced navigational speeds will be enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Intracoastal Waterway. Columbus Day weekend is traditionally the most dangerous weekend of the year for those visiting the park by boat.
October 07, 2015
Biscayne National Park Hosting Lancelot Jones Day Event
Biscayne National Park is hosting a special event in commemoration of Lancelot Jones Day. It takes place from 11:00 a.m. to Noon on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. State and county representatives and commissioners are joining park staff to speak about the importance of the Jones family to the park and the region.
September 30, 2015
Campground Fee Changes for Biscayne National Park
Beginning October 1, 2015, the fee for camping and docking at Biscayne National Park campgrounds will increase from $20 to $25 per night. Campground fees have not changed in many years despite increased operating costs, hurricane damage and tightened budgets.
September 08, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s General Management Plan Record of Decision is Signed
On August 31, 2015, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. The plan is designed to restore the coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences in the park.
August 31, 2015
Biscayne National Park Reopened after Tropical Storm Erika
Visitor facilities at Biscayne National Park reopened after Tropical Storm Erika. At 10 am on Sunday, August 30, 2015, all park islands and the mainland area at Convoy Point reopened to the public.
August 28, 2015
Biscayne National Park Closures in Preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
As Tropical Storm Erika approaches southeast Florida, Biscayne National Park has instituted a shutdown in accordance with its hurricane plan.
August 19, 2015
Biscayne National Park Welcomes 20 New Citizens on 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
In cooperation with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Biscayne National Park will host a ceremony welcoming 20 new citizens on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am. The ceremony coincides with the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.
August 18, 2015
Palette Knife Artists of Miami Feature Mangroves in Biscayne National Park Gallery Show
Thick, bold strokes of paint on canvas make the latest show at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery literally stand out from other shows. The Palette Knife Artists of Miami’s latest show is “Florida Mangroves: The Silent Sentinels,” showing daily from August 21 through November 15, 2015.
August 05, 2015
Commercial Air Tour Management Agreements Available for Review
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service announce the availability of two draft air tour management agreements for commercial air tour operations at Biscayne National Park for public review.
July 15, 2015
Historic Preservation Award Presented to Biscayne National Park and Partners
A Chairman's Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation was presented to Biscayne National Park and partners by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Park partners and recipients of the award include Diving With a Purpose, the National Association of Black Scuba Divers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
June 18, 2015
Warden from Democratic Republic of the Congo Hosted by Biscayne and Everglades National Parks
Biscayne and Everglades National Parks are hosting Ghislain Somba, a Warden at Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
June 05, 2015
Final Biscayne National Park General Management Plan Released
Biscayne National Park released its final General Management Plan designed to restore the park's coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences.
June 04, 2015
Convoy Point Channel Cleared by Biscayne National Park Volunteers
On June 3, 2015, Biscayne National Park employees and volunteers cleared the Convoy Point Channel of debris to provide safer passageways for boats and wildlife as well as enhance the attraction of the area for visitors. It is an example of change brought about from ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
June 01, 2015
In Deep with Diatoms Botanical Illustrations Exhibit Opens in Biscayne National Park Gallery
The beautiful and diverse single-celled algaes known as diatoms are the subject of the next show in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery, on display from June 5 to August 16, 2015.
May 29, 2015
Biscayne National Park and Partners Receive Two National Park Service Centennial Grants
Biscayne National Park, the South Florida National Parks Trust, the City of Homestead and Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund recently received 2015 National Park Service Centennial Challenge Grants.