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?
Female alligators will vehemently protect their nests and their young until they reach one to two years of age. Keep your eyes out for baby alligators in the Everglades - they're about a foot long with yellow stripes.