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Chekika closes for wet season 2009

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Date: April 28, 2009
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

Everglades National Park will close the Chekika area of the park as of Friday May 1, 2009.  The Chekika entrance is only open seasonally (December 1 through April 30) due to flooding during the wet season and will reopen December 1 2009.  If there are any questions please contact our main office at 305-242-7700 or check our website for current park information at nps.gov/ever.


Did You Know?

Ibis in Flight

In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.