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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.

January 22, 2015
Prescribed fire to Reduce Hazardous Vegetation and Stimulate Native Plants
Everglades National Park to conduct prescribed fire to reduce hazardous vegetation and stimulate native plant response

January 13, 2015
Paurotis Pond Closed for Nesting Season 2015
Everglades National Park announces the seasonal closure of Paurotis Pond and the area beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond, in a continuing effort to protect the threatened Wood Stork and all nesting birds in this area from human disturbance.

January 07, 2015
Fee Free Days in 2015
There are nine more reasons to enjoy your national park service units in 2015 - all will offer free admission on nine days in 2015. In addition, Everglades National Park will offer free admission for its annual Vintage Day celebration (March 7, 2015, main entrance only) and its Junior Ranger Day (March 21, 2015).

January 07, 2015
Pedro Ramos Selected as New Superintendent
Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced that Pedro Ramos has been selected as Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks in Florida. Ramos has been serving as superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve since January 2009. Ramos will begin his new assignment in mid-January.

January 07, 2015
Cindy Rose Photography Exhibit
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy an art exhibit by Cindy Rose. The exhibit entitled, “River of Grass: A Diverse Ecosystem,” features 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 January.

December 30, 2014
Everglades hosts Big Day Birding Adventure
Everglades National Park Hosts Big Day Birding Adventure

December 19, 2014
2015 Winter Free Seasonal Ranger-Led Programs to Begin
Winter of 2014 to 2015 - Free Seasonal Ranger-Led Programs to Begin

December 19, 2014
Park Offers Two Additional Public Meetings to Talk About Recreation Fee Increase Proposal
December 19, 2014 – UPDATE– FEE INCREASE PUBLIC MEETINGS - Additional information is provided below on two additional public meetings on proposed park fee increases, being held onJanuary 12 in Naples and January 15in Homestead.

December 17, 2014
Free Holiday Trolley to the Parks
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Free Trolley Visits to Your National Parks!

December 12, 2014
December Ernest Coe Art Exhibit
Everglades Impressions: Art Exhibit on display at Ernest F. Coe Gallery December 2014

December 09, 2014
AIRIE BRINGS THE EVERGLADES TO THE CITY WITH KNIGHT FOUNDATION SUPPORT
AIRIE BRINGS THE EVERGLADES TO THE CITY WITH KNIGHT FOUNDATION SUPPORT

December 02, 2014
Everglades National Park to conduct prescribed fires to protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow habitat and manage exotic plants
Everglades National Park to conduct prescribed fires to protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow habitat and manage exotic plants

December 01, 2014
Parks Seek input on Proposed Fee Increases
In September 2014, the National Park Service authorized all park units to engage the public and stakeholders on proposed fee increases as part of the 2014 National Park Service fee review.

November 24, 2014
Celebrate the Everglades National Park Quarter on December 4
Everglades National Park has received the prestigious honor of being selected as the one national site in the state of Florida to be portrayed on the reverse side of a newly- minted, United States quarter, and the public is invited to its ceremonial release, being held on Thursday, December 4 in Homestead.

November 24, 2014
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Everglades National Park
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to visit Everglades National Park, with special ranger programs making this a wonderful time to experience your back yard national park and the largest wilderness area east of the Rocky Mountains!

November 21, 2014
Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns to Meet Growing Demand
Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns to Meet Growing Demand

November 20, 2014
AIRIE Announces 2015 Fellows
AIRIE Announces 2015 Fellows

November 14, 2014
Campgrounds Reopening on a Limited Basis on November 15
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – Everglades National Park’s two drive-in campgrounds are reopening on a limited basis on November 15. The Long Pine Key Campground is reopening one to two loops, with limited sites available. The remainder of the Long Pine Key Campground will reopen no later than Christmas. The Flamingo Campground will reopen A-Loop, T-Loop, and walk-ins on November 15. The B-loop will reopen mid-January and will remain open during the busy season.

November 10, 2014
Free Homestead Trolley Tours to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks for NASCAR Fans
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NASCAR event fans may enjoy a special opportunity to ride on the Homestead National Parks Trolley on Thursday, November 13, 2014, to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. The special trolley route provides round trip transportation from the Speedway’s RV parking lot. Trolleys depart to Biscayne National Park at 10:30 a.m., and 1:20 p.m., and to Everglades National Park at 9:00 a.m. and 1:54 p.m. Free guided tours are provided on the trolley where visitors may learn about the history and ecosystems of the parks and community, and free entrance is provided to both national parks.

November 07, 2014
Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition Panel Discussion November 13 at Florida International University
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Anyone who enjoys wilderness will want to attend a special panel discussion being held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. The event is being held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Wolfe Theater, located at 3000 NE 151st Street (Room WUC 100), Miami, Florida 33181.

November 06, 2014
Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks FREE Entrance to all National Parks Nike Missile Base Open House
Homestead/Key West: Acting Superintendent Bob Krumenaker is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to enjoy free entrance next Tuesday, November 11, in celebration of Veteran’s Day.

November 01, 2014
EVERGLADES: A VISION THROUGH THREE LENSES
Homestead, Florida: The photography of “Three Amigos” will be exhibited in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery at Everglades National Park during the month of November. Come browse the exhibit and meet the artists and park staff Saturday November 8 at a 1pm reception hosted by the Three Amigos at the Gallery, there is no cost to visit the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery.

October 23, 2014
Everglades National Park seeks public comment on the Environmental Assessment for updated Fire Management Plan
Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an updated Fire Management Plan (FMP). The EA is important because it evaluates the impacts associated with a newly updated Fire Management Plan since policy has changed since the last update in 1995.

October 10, 2014
Winners of Wilderness Writing Expedition Announced!
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the university students selected to participate in the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition- a new and innovative program that will connect aspiring local writers to the Everglades wilderness while creating future park stewards. These students, all from south Florida Universities, will participate in the adventure of a lifetime!

October 09, 2014
“Everything everGLADES” Panel Discussion October 16 at Florida Atlantic University
BOCA RATON, Fla – An exciting opportunity to attend a panel discussion about the Everglades is being held on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m., in the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Theater. The panel discussion is entitled, “Everything everGLADES,” and will be an in-depth discussion on the ecology and sustainability, social justice and the arts in the Everglades. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

October 01, 2014
Gallery Exhibit at Everglades National Park Wings and Wildflowers: Oil Paintings by Patricia Rottino Cummins
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Patricia Rottino Cummins will exhibit her oil on canvas paintings in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, located at the Homestead entrance to Everglades National Park, during the month of October, 2014.

September 15, 2014
Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades
BOCA RATON, Fla – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents, “Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades” at the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. and will be on view through Wednesday, November 5. All events are free and open to the public.

September 04, 2014
Waterways: Marine Debris
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Seabirds ingesting balloons, marine mammals entangled in discarded fishing gear, and sea turtles abandoning plans to nest are among the issues caused by marine debris that are covered in the latest episode of “Waterways.”

September 03, 2014
Request for Interest or Pre-solicitation for Flamingo Concession Contract
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The National Park Service has issued a Request for Interest or pre-solicitation for a prospectus that will be issued in the coming months soliciting offers for a 20 year Concession Contract to provide lodging, camping, tour boat, food and beverage, retail, and other services within the Flamingo Area of Everglades National Park.

September 02, 2014
Everglades Foundation Partners With National Park Service to Restore Cape Sable
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Today the Everglades Foundation announced a $143,000 grant to the National Park Service which will pay for 50 percent of the cost of an environmental assessment of canals that are harming the ecosystem of Cape Sable.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to South Florida National Parks Creates $206 Million in Economic Benefit and Over 2700 Jobs
HOMESTEAD, Florida – 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 Everglades National Park 1,047,116 visitors spent over $96 million and supported 1302 jobs in surrounding communities.

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