The Everglades landscape has changed dramatically in only the past 150 years. Continued population growth and the large-scale alteration of the south Florida ecosystem has greatly disrupted the historic order of the River of Grass.
In an effort to return the vestiges of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem to their former glory, Everglades National Park is closely involved in interagency efforts at restoration. The links below provide more information on each.
Did You Know?
Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!