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January 28, 2016
Connect with and be Inspired by Artists Gone Wild
The public is invited to this event at the Long Pine Key area of the park. The program will help you connect and be inspired by art created in the park, highlighting the wild culture of Everglades National Park. The event is free and open to the public with park admission, but RSVP is strongly encouraged at .

January 27, 2016
Everglades National Park Hosts “Waterbirds” Photography Exhibit by Charlie Causey in February
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy a photography exhibit entitled, “Waterbirds,” by Charlie Causey at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Saturday, February 6 (between 2 to 5 p.m.).

January 12, 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial Great Time for Birdwatching at Everglades National Park
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by enjoying a great time to watch nesting birds at Everglades National Park. If you're a birdwatcher, this is a particularly good time of year to watch these wonderful creatures in the nesting process.

January 07, 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial Enjoy Free Admission on 16 Days in 2016
In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on August 25, 2016, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to join its year-long centennial celebration, by offering free entrance on 16 days in 2016.

January 04, 2016
Everglades National Park Hosts Big Day Birding Adventures
The public is invited to participate in the Big Day Birding Adventure, a “citizen science” activity to count birds within the varied habitats of Everglades National Park.

December 30, 2015
Looking for a new event for the New Year? Come to Shark Valley and join Robert Chaplin, fine art and nature photographer and birder, along with a park ranger for a few mile hike down the L67 canal. Bring your camera and learn of great places to take a photo in this area of Everglades National Park. Learn about the birds that inhabit or migrate to south Florida as well. The walk will last approximately an hour. Please call the visitor center at (305) 221-8776 to make a reservation. (Because it includes a car caravan, the event will be limited to 10 cars.) For your safety, visitors are encouraged to consider personal comfort needs and bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. After the bird walk, Robert Chaplin’s and other books will be available at the Shark Valley Bookstore.

December 28, 2015
Free Entrance at Shark Valley for Centennial Launch Event on January 9
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016 and Everglades National Park is inviting everyone to a kick-off event being held at Shark Valley on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Everglades Superintendent Pedro Ramos will officially launch the Centennial celebration at the Shark Valley Visitor Center starting at 4:00 p.m., followed by an opportunity to meet him personally. The event also features an art exhibit by Robert Chaplin, and showcases plans for Shark Valley’s new visitor center exhibits. Shark Valley entrance fees will be waived starting at 3:30 p.m.

December 22, 2015
Special Homestead National Parks Trolley Service for Holiday Season
Free transportation, parking and guided tours to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks are provided as part of the special Homestead National Parks Trolley service for the holiday season. The trolley runs each day from December 26 through 31, 2015, in addition to every weekend through May 1, 2016.

December 18, 2015
Everglades National Park Hosts Photographer Constance Mier in January
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy a photography exhibit by Constance Mier at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of January. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Sunday, January 10 (between 2 to 4 p.m.).

December 17, 2015
Ranger-Led Tamiami Trail Triathlon Join Park Rangers for a day of Paddling, Hiking, and Bicycling
Experience the wilder side of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve during a special ranger-led, Tamiami Trail Triathlon of paddling, hiking and biking. Normally the Tamiami Trail Triathlon is completed at National Park Service sites along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) on your own, in any sequence. However, Rangers will lead four, all-in-one day events, to experience it all! The special ranger-led, one-day events are being offered on four Sundays (December 20, January 24, February 21, and March 6).

December 16, 2015
EVER Free Ranger Led Programs
South Florida’s balmy winter is the perfect time to visit Everglades National Park and starting the week of December 20, 2015, the park will offer free, ranger-led programs for the public each week!

December 04, 2015
Everglades National Park Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Acquisition of Florida Power & Light Company Land
MIAMI - The National Park Service (NPS) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for acquisition of a parcel of land owned by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) in the East Everglades Expansion Area (EEEA) of Everglades National Park. Alternative 3, “Fee-for-Fee Land Exchange,” is the NPS preferred alternative. Under this alternative, the NPS would acquire fee title to the FPL property through an exchange for park property, as authorized by Congress in 2009 (P.L. 111-11).

November 23, 2015
Fire Management Plan Complete
completion of a new Fire Management Plan (FMP) for Everglades National Park. The FMP has been updated in response to changes in fire management policy and guidance which have evolved since the last FMP was prepared in 1995.

November 17, 2015
SHARK VALLEY, Florida: Shark Valley is hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Bike Ride on Saturday November 21 starting at 4:15 p.m. The ranger-guided ride will last approximately 3 hours and will be limited to 25 participants; please call the visitor center to make a reservation at (305) 221-8776.

November 02, 2015
Deborah LaFogg Docherty November Coe Gallery Exhibit
You can meet and talk to Docherty at an Artist’s Reception open to the public on Saturday, November 7 (between 2-4 p.m.).

October 22, 2015
Homestead National Parks Trolley Partnership Receives National Award
Homestead National Parks Trolley has received the prestigious 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Director’s Partnership Award, given in recognition of the most significant accomplishments achieved by parks and outside groups working together on projects that provide lasting benefits for parks and communities.

October 20, 2015
Enjoy a Healthy Halloween Cycling at Shark Valley
Enjoy a Healthy Halloween Cycling at Shark Valley

October 13, 2015
Volunteers Needed for Historic Nike Missile Program
Calling all Nike veterans and Cold War and military enthusiasts! We need your help! Everglades National Park (Park) houses one of the best preserved relics of the Cold War, a Nike Hercules Missile Base (HM-69).

October 01, 2015
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Will Increase Entrance & Camping Fees Beginning October 1
Starting on October 1, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. Everglades and Dry Tortugas have not increased park-wide fees since 1997.

September 18, 2015
Free Park Entrance and Volunteer Opportunities on
In honor of National Public Lands Day on September 26, there will be no entrance fees for all visitors to Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. Opportunities are being provided to volunteer at Everglades National Park, in the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States.

August 30, 2015
Park anounces plans to Reopen August 31
HOMESTEAD, KEY WEST: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are preparing to open to visitation following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. On Monday, August 31, Everglades National Park’s entrance gates and visitor centers will be open to the public at 10 a.m., and concessions will be operational at 10:00 a.m. or shortly after. Concessions at Dry Tortugas National Park will be operational at the start of business on Tuesday, September 1.

March 12, 2015
Calusa Days Celebrated at Everglades National Park
Have you ever wondered what life was like in prehistoric south Florida, before window screens, air-conditioning, and bug spray? Come to Calusa Days to find out how the Calusa Indians survived this harsh environment! The event is being held the weekend of March 28 and 29, at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, Florida. There are many activities for both kids and adults, and all are invited.

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