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December 17, 2014
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Free Trolley Visits to Your National Parks!
Take advantage of this special Homestead National Parks Trolley service running every day December 26 through 31, 2014.

November 20, 2014
Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns to Meet Growing Demand
Homestead's award-winning National Parks Trolley returns from November 22, 2014 through April 26, 2015 with more tour times to meet growing demand.

November 13, 2014
Nationally-touring Art Quilt Exhibit Debuts in Biscayne National Park Gallery
A juried show of twenty-six art quilts created by 22 Florida artists will debut in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery. The show, titled Piecing Together a Changing Planet, highlights a few of the many ways that America's 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution and other human-caused phenomena.

November 12, 2014
New and Expanded Seasonal Programs at Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is offering new and expanded free programs and events from November 22, 2014, to April 30, 2015. Manatee walks, shoreline snorkeling, guided canoe trips, dip-netting programs, Family Fun Fest events, porch talks and other fun and educational activities are included.

November 10, 2014
Free Homestead Trolley Tours for NASCAR Fans to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks
NASCAR event fans may enjoy a special opportunity to ride the Homestead National Parks Trolley on Thursday, November 13, 2014, to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks.

November 04, 2014
REAL Science: 15 Years of Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
The 15th season of Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest kicks off on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The events are free and take place on the second Sunday of every month from December through April.

October 07, 2014
Biscayne National Park Resumes Seasonal Camping Fees
Fees are in effect for camping and overnight marina use on Boca Chita and Elliott Keys.

October 06, 2014
Volunteer Harbor Host Opportunity in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is looking for Harbor Host volunteers to live on Elliott Key. One or more positions are available from November 1, 2014, to March 30, 2015. All applicants must have their own boat.

September 30, 2014
Improving Columbus Day Weekend in Biscayne National Park
To protect park resources as well as the safety and welfare of visitors, Biscayne National Park is partnering with other agencies during Columbus Day weekend, October 10-13. It is traditionally the most dangerous weekend of the year for those visiting the park by boat.

September 19, 2014
Biscayne National Park Receives Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
Biscayne National Park is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The grant will allow students to participate in the Biscayne Explorer Program, where students mimic the inventorying and monitoring practices of park biologists.

September 04, 2014
Final Input Sought on Biscayne National Park Management Plan
Another round of public workshops to discuss Biscayne National Park's General Management Plan will be held September 22, 23 and 24, 2014.

August 21, 2014
Linda Oldenburg’s Upcycled: Canvases from the Sea Features Paintings on Marine Debris
Painter and Miami-Dade County school teacher Linda Oldenburg’s paintings on marine debris will fill Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery starting September 12, 2014. Upcycled: Canvases from the Sea features park scenery created in acrylics and pastels on actual pieces of flotsam and jetsam found by Oldenburg and park staff.

August 04, 2014
Biscayne National Park Law Enforcement Going Wireless
Law enforcement patrol boats at Biscayne National Park are being outfitted with rugged new computer systems. The new technology allows park rangers to connect directly into a central database for tracking crime related information.

July 25, 2014
New National Champion Tree in Biscayne National Park
A new national champion tree, a seven-year-apple (Casasia clusiifolia), was crowned in Biscayne National Park. The seven-year-apple joins four other trees in the park receiving the 2014 national champion designation from American Forests.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to South Florida National Parks Creates $206 Million in Economic Benefit and Over 2,700 Jobs
A new National Park Service report shows that over two and a half million visitors to the national parks in South Florida, spent $206 million last year in surrounding communities. That spending supported over 2,700 jobs in South Florida. In Biscayne National Park a half million visitors spent over $29 million and sustained 374 jobs in the local area.

July 16, 2014
Lobster Sport Season in Biscayne National Park
During the July 30 and 31 Spiny Lobster Sport Season in Biscayne National Park, law enforcement rangers patrol the park around the clock to ensure public safety and legal lobster harvests. Park employees are stationed at local marinas to provide information, assist visitors with questions about the park and conduct brief but important surveys.

July 10, 2014
Biscayne National Park Volunteers Needed
Biscayne National Park is looking for volunteers to assist park visitors at the beautiful Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Volunteers greet and interact with visitors from all over the world.

July 08, 2014
Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Biscayne National Park Intern
Kristian Rogers, an intern at Biscayne National Park, was awarded a Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation scholarship for his graduate work at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Kristian is testing the efficiency of a recently developed lionfish trap as a method of lionfish management in the park.

June 26, 2014
Biscayne National Park Volunteers Win National Award
The George and Helen Hartzog Award for outstanding volunteer group goes to the Coastal Cleanup Corporation!

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