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“Photographic Images of the Everglades”

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Date: July 2, 2011
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714, Media Contact

“Photographic Images of the Everglades”

The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Art Gallery in Everglades National Park will exhibit photographic works from members of the Purple Isles Art Guild of the Florida Keys from July 1 to July 31, 2011.

Many of the photographs were taken during a tour of the Anhinga Trail and Everglades slog through a Cypress dome guided by Ranger Katy Dimos and her husband Eric Raits. The works exhibit the drama that is unique to the Everglades; its flora, birds and wildlife, as well as the beauty that only the eye of the camera can capture.

Everglades National Park is designated a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and Wetland of International Importance of which only twenty five percent of the historic Everglades remain, protected by the National Park Service. The Visitor Center exhibition hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with free admission.

Directions: Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should take the Florida Turnpike (Toll Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the Everglades National Park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

For general park information call 305-242-7700.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.