Emergency Closure of East Cape and Homestead Canals
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7714
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades National Park Superintendent announced today that the park is closing to two areas in Florida Bay near the Flamingo district of the park effective immediately. These closures are being put in place for public safety while work is being done in the area of these two canals.
East Cape Canal will be closed to the public from the junction of East Cape Canal and the Ingraham Canal to a point 100 feet North of the existing dam at approximate position 25.1380 -81.0663 until further notice.
The Homestead Canal will also be closed to the public from the mouth of the Canal on the Northern shore of Lake Ingraham to a point 100 feet East (upstream) of the existing dam at approximate position 25.1559 -81.0939 until further notice.
Did You Know?
Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.