June 18, 2015
Warden from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Biscayne and Everglades National Parks are hosting Ghislain Somba, a
Warden at Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. National Park
Service employees are providing Warden Somba with extensive training in natural resources management, visitor and resource protection, wildlife management and interpretation. He is training in the United States for one month.
June 08, 2015
Canoe Explorations – Ten Thousand Islands Gulf Coast Visitor Center Hosts Ranger-Led Canoe Trips Through August
Experienced paddlers are invited to join “Ranger–led Canoe Explorations in the Ten Thousand Islands,” every Tuesday through August, starting June 9. The 4 hour trips will begin at 9 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, located at 815 Oyster Bar Lane in Everglades City, Florida 34139.
June 02, 2015
Park Calling for Flamingo Visitor Services Business Proposals
On Tuesday June 2, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus calling for business proposals to provide commercial visitor services in the extremely popular Flamingo District and Long Pine Key areas of Everglades National Park.
May 29, 2015
Everglades National Park Hosts Artist Shauna Lee Lange
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy an art exhibit by Shauna Lee Lange, who will showcase her series in microcircles entitled, "Periphery: Neo-Pointillism." The collection will be on exhibit at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery at Everglades National Park during the month of June. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Sunday, June 28 (between 3 - 5 p.m.).
May 29, 2015
Become an Artist in Residence in the Everglades Applications Due June 15!
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical wilderness in North America. It is known for its rich wildlife, particularly large wading birds, and it is one of the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist. We are pleased to receive applications which may consider the 2016 National Park Service Centennial in some way. AIRIE anticipates connecting the selected 2016 artists with the general public through dynamic outreach events in the Everglades throughout the year.
May 18, 2015
Everglades National Park Receives Centennial Challenge Grant to Offer Education Programs to Local Schools
Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) announced today that they are the joint recipients of a 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Challenge Grant. Centennial Challenge Grants are part of a multi-year effort to prepare for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The funding received by Everglades National Park will bring 12,500 students, teachers, and chaperones from south Florida schools to the park to experience the Everglades first hand through educational programs that support state curriculum.
May 12, 2015
Everglades National Park Reopens Frank Key Channel and Carl Ross Key in Florida Bay
Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key and Sandy Key Roseate spoonbill colonies during nesting season. The channel running along the west end of Frank Key and Carl Ross Key have been reopened to public access. Visitors to Carl Ross Key are reminded that while Carl Ross Key is open, Sandy Key is permanently closed to public entry year-round to protect sensitive wildlife, and people should not walk from Carl Ross Key to Sandy Key.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Everglades National Park creates $104.5 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,110,900 visitors to Everglades National Park in 2014 spent $104,476,500 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,552 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $155,544,700.
April 21, 2015
Earth Day Temporary Closures
Everglades National Park announces temporary closures of a portion of the main park road, and buildings located near the main entrance to the park near Homestead.
April 14, 2015
Celebrate National Park Week at Everglades National Park
National Park Week will be commemorated nationwide by the National Park Service April 18 to 26, and Everglades National Park is inviting everyone to come enjoy free park entrance the opening weekend, April 18 and 19. National Park Week is an opportunity to engage families and communities nationwide in America’s Great Outdoors, by reconnecting people with opportunities to enjoy parks located right in your back yard. The theme this year for National Park Week is, “Find Your Park.”
April 01, 2015
Everglades National Park Hosts the South FL Foto Group
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy an art exhibit by the South FL Foto Group, entitled, “The Many Facets of the Everglades,” featuring stunning photographs of the Everglades. The collection will be on exhibit at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery at Everglades National Park during the month of April.
April 01, 2015
Emergency Closure of West Side of Palm Key to Protect Nesting Roseate Spoonbills
In a continuing effort to protect nesting Roseate Spoonbills, effective immediately the west side of Palm Key is closed to all access. In order to minimize disturbance and maximize nesting success for the Roseate Spoonbill and other nesting wading birds, a seasonal closure is needed.
March 30, 2015
Everglades National Park: 2015 State of Conservation
World Heritage Site Report, “Everglades National Park: 2015 State of Conservation”
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.
March 04, 2015
Everglades hosts Big Day Birding Adventure
Everglades National Park Hosts Big Day Birding Adventure
February 27, 2015
Everglades National Park Hosts an Exhibition by Photographer Daniel Eric Madrigal
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy an exhibit by photographer Daniel Eric Madrigal, which will be on display at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of March. The exhibit is entitled, “Everglades Forever, An Experience by Daniel Eric Madrigal,” and features stunning photographs of the Everglades. The public is also invited to meet the artist at receptions being held on Sunday, March 1 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and again on Saturday, March 28 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
February 18, 2015
New Report to be Presented on the Rare Plants of Everglades National Park
A new report by the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) on the status of the rare plants of Everglades National Park will be released March 2
February 18, 2015
FIFTH ANNUAL "VINTAGE DAY" CELEBRATION
Meet dreamers and schemers at the Fifth Annual Vintage Day Celebration, being held in Everglades National Park on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with costumed characters representing the “dreamers and schemers” that shaped Everglades National Park as we know it today. There will also be special tours and presentations by local authors and historians.
February 18, 2015
New Report to be Presented on the Rare Plants of Everglades
A new report by the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) on the status of the rare plants of Everglades National Park will be released March 2. This comprehensive report, 10 years in the making, documents the status of rare plants in the park and provides park managers recommendations on habitat management in the face of potential impacts of sea level rise, invasive exotic species and other threats to the health of this ecosystem. The report includes a current assessment on the status of 59 of the rarest plant species in the park.
February 12, 2015
Tamiami Trail Try-athlon
Join National Park Service staff Saturday, February 21, for a chance to test yourself and experience the wilder side of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve while paddling, hiking and biking.
For the first time, Everglades and Big Cypress will be offering a ranger-led, “Try-athlon” at park service sites along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41), which runs through these two national park service units.
February 10, 2015
Free Entrance to National Parks President's Day Weekend
Get Outdoors this weekend and enjoy free entrance to Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, February 14 – 16, for the President’s Day holiday weekend.
February 04, 2015
Park Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Cape Sable Dams Restoration – Phase II Project Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), plans to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the evaluation of dams on four waterways – House Ditch, Slagle Ditch, Raulerson Canal, and East Side Creek – in the Cape Sable region of Everglades National Park.
February 04, 2015
Ceramic League of Miami Art Exhibition at Coe Visitor Center
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy an art exhibit by the Ceramic League of Miami, on display at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February.
February 02, 2015
First Annual Homestead Eco-Fair Commemorates Partnership with the Parks
The first annual Homestead Eco-Fair will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 12 noon to 3 pm at Losner Park in downtown Homestead. It will be a perfect day to enjoy several free activities with the family.