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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.

May 18, 2015
Fowey Rocks Lighthouse in Biscayne National Park Listed as One of Florida’s Most Endangered Historic Places
The Fowey Rocks Lighthouse in Biscayne National Park was listed by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the eleven most endangered historic sites in Florida. The Fowey Rocks Lighthouse is included along with five other reef lighthouses in the Florida Keys.

May 01, 2015
Campground Fee Changes in Biscayne National Park
Free camping is available at Biscayne National Park campgrounds from May 1 through September 30, 2015. Beginning October 1, 2015, regular fees will increase from $20 to $25 per night.

April 30, 2015
Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches in Biscayne National Park Cleared by Alternative Break Volunteers
In the past four months Alternative Break program volunteers removed over seven tons of marine debris from sea turtle nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park.Nearly 200 volunteers from sixteen universities and local organizations helped restore park beaches and greatly improve the chances of nesting success for threatened and endangered sea turtles.

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Biscayne National Park creates $32 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 525,745 visitors to Biscayne National Park in 2014 spent $32,351,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 459 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $44,794,000.

April 15, 2015
180 Foot Pipe Removed From Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park
A 180 foot long and 6,000 pound plastic pipe was removed from the shoreline of Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park. The pipe washed up on a beach where sea turtles nest.

April 14, 2015
National Find Your Voice Initiative Kicks off in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks to Inspire and Empower New Generation of National Park Advocates
Day-long activities will begin in the Gateway City of Homestead with a free national park trolley ride taking participants to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. While at Biscayne, from 10am to 2pm, lunch will be available and participants can join students from Mahogany Youth for fishing and kayak lessons. Boat rides will also be available with a firsthand encounter from (a reenactor of) the legendary Lancelot Jones about his role in the creation of Biscayne National Park.

April 07, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Marks Its Quinceañera
The fifteenth season of Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest wraps up this Sunday, and appropriately, the theme of the event is Quinceañera, highlighting the program's growth and maturity through analogies with the popular coming-of-age rituals for Hispanic girls.

March 16, 2015
Biscayne National Park Formalizes Partnership with Wildlife Rescue of Dade County
Biscayne National Park recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with local wildlife rehabilitation organization Wildlife Rescue of Dade County. This partnership will allow WRDC to assist park staff in responding to wildlife injuries and strandings in the park.

March 09, 2015
Black Point Marina Jetty Repairs to Begin in Biscayne National Park
Repair work to the Black Point Marina jetty in Biscayne National Park is set to begin March 16, 2015. The end of the jetty and the Black Creek trail will be closed to entry for four weeks while construction work is completed. Contractors and park employees are expected to finish the $103,000 project in two months.

March 04, 2015
Inside Edition: Sponge Bob Highlights the REAL Stories at Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
The March installment of Biscayne National Park's Family Fun Fest highlights the real stories of some of the characters in the popular Sponge Bob cartoons and movies. The free event takes place from 1-4 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center.

February 26, 2015
Clayworks by Anne Gorden-Vega Featured in Biscayne National Park Gallery Show
Ceramic artist Anne Gorden-Vega has created a body of work inspired by Biscayne National Park that will be on display in the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery from March 6 through May 31, 2015.

February 25, 2015
Elliott Key Maintenance Dock Construction Beginning in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park contractors will begin work on February 25, 2015, to demolish and rebuild a maintenance dock at Elliott Key. Contractors are expected to finish the $1.5 million project in six months. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are not included in the construction work and will remain open while the work is completed.

February 17, 2015
Biscayne National Park Hosts Climate Change on the South Florida Coastline: A Dialog on Parks and Restoration
At 2:00 on Sunday, February 22, 2015, Biscayne National Park will host a talk by National Park Service researchers Dr. Erik Stabenau and Dr. David Rudnik titled Climate Change on the South Florida Coast: A Dialogue on Parks and Restoration.

February 11, 2015
Biscayne National Park and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Welcome 300 New Americans
On February 17 and 18, 2015, 300 individuals will become U.S. citizens at Biscayne National Park…a place that now belongs to them as it does to all Americans. The ceremonies, open to the public, take place at 10:00 am on both Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18 at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center.

February 03, 2015
Oodles of Ologies: Real Science at Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
Scientists study all kinds of interesting things like fish, rocks, waterflow and climate. Lots of scientists do their work in Biscayne National Park, and this month's edition of Family Fun Fest highlights five sciences with hands-on opportunities to learn about different aspects of the park. The free event takes place from 1-4 pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

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