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July 25, 2014
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Roof Repairs Result in Temporary Changes in Access
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Replacement of the roof on the park’s main visitor center, named after Ernest F. Coe, will result in temporary access changes to this building and the nearby park headquarters building during the next 3 months.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to South Florida National Parks Creates $206 Million in Economic Benefit and Over 2700 Jobs
HOMESTEAD, Florida – A new National Park Service report shows that over two and a half million visitors to the national parks in South Florida, spent $206 million last year in surrounding communities. That spending supported over 2,700 jobs in South Florida. In Everglades National Park 1,047,116 visitors spent over $96 million and supported 1302 jobs in surrounding communities.

July 22, 2014
Paurotis Pond Opened Following Nesting Season 2014
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Paurotis Pond (and the zone beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond), has been reopened after the seasonal closure to protect nesting birds. Visitors may now enjoy open access for fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. Paurotis Pond is located 24 miles from the main park entrance in Homestead.

June 24, 2014
Everglades National Park Conducts Prescribed Burn June 25 2014 in East Everglades
Everglades National Park will be conducting the East Everglades Unit 3 Prescribed Burn on Wednesday, June 25, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (weather permitting).

June 13, 2014
Everglades and Biscayne National Parks Campaign to Improve Boating Safety
Everglades and Biscayne National Parks are teaming up to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The campaign, called Operation Dry Water, will be held June 27-29, 2014.

June 09, 2014
A Conversation with Everglades Artists at ArtCenter South Florida in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Florida: The Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program and ArtCenter/South Florida present “A Conversation with Everglades Artists” on Wednesday, June 18 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.).

June 05, 2014
Bob Krumenaker Appointed Acting Superintendent
Bob Krumenaker Appointed Acting Superintendent, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks

May 29, 2014
Celebrate National Trails Day Volunteer at Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park invites the local community to celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering at the Park. National Trails Day encourages all Americans to get outside to experience, appreciate, and celebrate the natural places where we can find spectacular scenery, peace of mind, and recreation.

May 29, 2014
Everglades National Park Receives 2014 America’s Best Idea Grant from the National Park Foundation
Everglades National Park is one of 39 national parks selected to receive a 2014 America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

May 13, 2014
Become an Artist in Residence in the Everglades
The Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program at Everglades National Park is calling for applications of artists for the twelve spots open for the 2015 calendar year.

May 02, 2014
Park Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Replacement of a Communications Tower Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed replacement of an NPS owned radio tower at the Dr. Bill Robertson Research Center within Everglades National Park. Verizon Wireless Personal Communications, LP (Verizon Wireless) has applied for a Right-of-Way Permit to replace the existing 250 foot, guyed radio tower (currently supporting NPS radio repeaters) with a self-supporting wireless telecommunications tower of the same height, and to install a pre-fabricated equipment shed, fenced compound, and possible access drive. The NPS is required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and NPS Management Policies to consider applications for installation of wireless telecommunications facilities (WTF) on NPS lands.

April 30, 2014
“Flight: Aloft in the Everglades” A World Heritage Site Art Exhibition Presented May 3 – July 6
Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the opening of, “Flight: Aloft in the Everglades,” the next exhibit in a series of special Artists in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) exhibitions highlighting Everglades National Park’s international designation as a World Heritage Site.

April 21, 2014
2014 Everglades National Park Reopens Frank Key Channel in Florida Bay
Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key Roseate Spoonbill colony during nesting season. The channel running along the west end of Frank Key, and day use access to Carl Ross Key, have been reopened to public access.

April 21, 2014
Waterways Program Highlights Wading Birds and Benthic Studies
The educational television series, “Waterways,” continues to showcase the south Florida ecosystem in an exciting new two-part episode. The unique wading birds of Everglades National Park are featured, as well as benthic studies that explore the make-up of the seafloor in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

April 17, 2014
Summer Season at Everglades National Park Changes in Hours and Closures
Everglades National Park is implementing annual changes in visitor services for the slower summer season at Flamingo and at Long Pine Key Campground.

April 16, 2014
Celebrate National Parks Week at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks! FEE FREE WEEKEND APRIL 19 -20
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will have free admission April 19 and 20, opening weekend of National Park Week.

April 14, 2014
Everglades National Park Hosts Volunteers-in-Parks Day
Get Outdoors and create a new kind of national park memory by volunteering in your national park, just minutes away from Miami.

April 07, 2014
"Beginning to End?” Florida International University Honors College Exhibit
Everglades National Park is proud to present a Florida International University (FIU) Honors College Exhibit, “Beginning to End?” at the Coe Visitor Center Gallery, April 4 - April 25, 2014. The Honors College at FIU offers a four-year program for their most talented and outstanding students. These courses emphasize a broad liberal arts focus and an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Since September 2013, a group of students chose to meet all day every other Friday in various habitats and locations in Everglades National Park. Classes involved discussing literature on location, identification of flora and fauna, as well as hiking, biking, canoeing, and slough slogging, while accompanied by their professors, park rangers, artists, and scientists. Students also participated in a service activity to benefit the park, visited the historic Nike Missile Base, and restoration sites located in the park.

April 04, 2014
Everglades National Park Conducts Hole-in-the-Donut Central Prescribed Burn
Everglades National Park will be conducting the Hole-in-the-Donut (HID) Central and Block AA Prescribed Burn on Monday, April 7, 2014 (weather permitting). The 1,007 acre prescribed burn is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m.

March 25, 2014
National Poetry Month celebrated in Everglades
To commemorate UNESCO’s World Poetry Day and National Poetry month, visitors will encounter Everglades-inspired poetry throughout Everglades National Park starting through April 30, 2014. Visitors will enjoy vibrant banners featuring voices of the Everglades through words and rhythms from former Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) poets.

March 12, 2014
Nile Crocodile Removed from Everglades National Park
HOMESTEAD, Florida – Everglades National Park, and partners including the University of Florida (UF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and the Swamp Apes (a volunteer organization), worked together over the weekend to capture a Nile crocodile that was reported in Everglades National Park, in the Chekika area of the park, which is currently closed to the public.

March 12, 2014
Art Exhibit Promotes Literacy and Art at Everglades National Park
HOMESTEAD, FL: Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community on Sunday, March 30th at 1:00pm, to a park sponsored art exhibit by the March Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) volunteer Nathaniel Sandler. Mr. Sandler will exhibit books and reading materials as a means for visitors to experience something fun and interesting at the park. The exhibit promotes literacy, art, and the tangible, timeless beauty of books by disseminating the printed word. The books and reading materials will be available for free to visitors. Mr. Sandler will set up at the Royal Palm, near the Anhinga Trail.

March 11, 2014
Pack up the Kids and Get Outdoors for Junior Ranger Day
Pack up the Kids and Get Outdoors for Junior Ranger Day March 22!

March 07, 2014
New Deputy Superintendent selected for Everglades and Dry Tortugas
Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball announces the selection of Justin Unger as Deputy Superintendent for both Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks effective March 3 2014. Unger was formerly the Chief of Administration for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. “Justin brings a unique blend of park experience, academic study, and work in municipal governments that make him an ideal partner for our local communities and leader of our diverse team of talented park professionals,” says Kimball.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Everglades National Park Creates $103 Million in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 1,402 jobs in local economy
HOMESTEAD, Florida – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,141, 906 visitors to Everglades National Park in 2012 spent approximately $103 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,402 jobs in the local area.

March 03, 2014
New Shark Valley Visitor Center Dedication and Sunset Tram Tour
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).

February 26, 2014
Free Entrance to Everglades National Park for Vintage Day this Saturday
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The 4th annual Vintage Day celebration will be held in Everglades National Park this Saturday March 1, from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with the characters that helped create Everglades National Park—one of the most biologically and culturally diverse parks in the world.

February 20, 2014
Public Information Meeting to be held February 27 on F ederal Highway Administration Adoption of the National Park ServicesTamiami Trail Modifications
Homestead, Florida: Everglades National Park invites the public to participate in a Public Information Meeting on the Federal Highway Administration Adoption of the National Park Service's Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Final Environmental Impact Statement will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014.

February 20, 2014
Getting the Water Right Presentation February 23 by Photographer Adam Nadel
HOMESTEAD, FL: Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to a presentation on Sunday, February 23 by photographer Adam Nadel, who will discuss his project, “Getting the Water Right.” The free event will begin at 4:00 p.m., at the Audiotheque at ArtCenter/South Florida, located at 924 Lincoln Road #201, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Mr. Nadel is the February Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE), and his project is a museum exhibition that documents the people and landscape of the greater Everglades watershed. Nadel has crisscrossed the Everglades to document how politics, culture, economy, and ecology have dynamically interacted, and often collided, to push the Everglades ecosystem to the edge of collapse. Nadel explains, “The Artist in Residence in the Everglades program allowed me to document the natural splendor of the Everglades landscape, the beauty of its native species, and the invasive exotic animals and plants that threaten the ecosystem.” For more information about Adam Nadel’s work, visit his website www.adamnadel.net For more information on the AIRIE program call 305-242-7752, or visit http://www.nps.gov/ever/supportyourpark/everartistinresidence.htm Applications for 2015 are currently being received; the deadline is June 1, 2014.

February 17, 2014
National park seeks public comment on draft environmental impact
Everglades National Park is seeking public comment on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Acquisition of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Land in the East Everglades Expansion Area (EEEA). The Draft EIS was released January 17 for public review, and public comment is requested by Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Draft EIS is available for review and comment at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/EVER (then go to the “Open for Comment” link). A limited number of paper copies and compact disks (CDs) of the plan are also available upon request by contacting Everglades National Park at 305-242-7700. A public meeting is scheduled to receive comments on the Draft EIS:

February 10, 2014
Everglades National Park Conducts Prescribed Burn in East Everglades
Everglades National Park will be conducting the Heck House Prescribed Burn (East Everglades Unit 5) on Tuesday, February 11 and continue through Wednesday, February 12 (weather permitting). The general location of the prescribed burn is along the eastern boundary of the park, west of Southwest 218 Avenue, and between Southwest 136 and 168 Streets. The planned burn area is about 2,475 acres in size. The Florida Forest Service and South Florida Water Management District will be assisting.

February 03, 2014
Gallery Exhibit at Everglades National Park Finding Connections by Andrea Huffman
Everglades National Park is proud to present, "Finding Connections" by Andrea Huffman at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014, beginning at 12:00 noon. Admission is free.

January 30, 2014
Spawning aggregations and tropical connections
The latest episode of the educational television series Waterways delves into the importance of fish spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys and the new book Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment.

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.