New Shark Valley Visitor Center Dedication and Sunset Tram Tour
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7714
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Due to parking and space limitations this dedication ceremony is open to invited guests and invited media only. The program will include remarks from Superintendent Dan Kimball, a ribbon-cutting, and a special sunset tram tour provided by Shark Valley Tram Tours.
The new facility combines the operations of three partners into a single structure: Everglades National Park (visitor center), Florida National Parks Association (sales outlet), and Shark Valley Tram Tours (sales and bicycle rentals).
The new facility was built to meet the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system to meet the requirements for silver certification (although it has not been officially certified).
Please RSVP for the sunset tram by March 6, 2014 by responding to this email or calling 305-221-8455.
What: New Visitor Center Dedication and Ribbon Cutting followed by Sunset Tram Tour
4:30 p.m. Guided tour of building
5:00 p.m. Superintendent's Remarks, and Ribbon Cutting
5:20 p.m. Shark Valley Sunset Tram for invited guests
(Sunset at 6:26 p.m. – the tram will be at the tower for this)
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Return
When: March 8, 2014, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: New Shark Valley Visitor Facility,36000 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Did You Know?
Of the 27 species of snakes in Everglades National Park, only four are venomous – the cottonmouth, the diamondback rattlesnake, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, and the coral snake. The snake to the left is the non-venomous, endangered Indigo Snake.