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December 05, 2014
Parks Seek input on Proposed Fee Increases
In September 2014, the National Park Service authorized all park units to engage the public and stakeholders on proposed fee increases as part of the 2014 National Park Service fee review.

November 24, 2014
Celebrate the Everglades National Park Quarter on December 4
Everglades National Park has received the prestigious honor of being selected as the one national site in the state of Florida to be portrayed on the reverse side of a newly- minted, United States quarter, and the public is invited to its ceremonial release, being held on Thursday, December 4 in Homestead.

November 24, 2014
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Everglades National Park
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to visit Everglades National Park, with special ranger programs making this a wonderful time to experience your back yard national park and the largest wilderness area east of the Rocky Mountains!

November 14, 2014
Campgrounds Reopening on a Limited Basis on November 15
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – Everglades National Park’s two drive-in campgrounds are reopening on a limited basis on November 15. The Long Pine Key Campground is reopening one to two loops, with limited sites available. The remainder of the Long Pine Key Campground will reopen no later than Christmas. The Flamingo Campground will reopen A-Loop, T-Loop, and walk-ins on November 15. The B-loop will reopen mid-January and will remain open during the busy season.

November 10, 2014
Free Homestead Trolley Tours to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks for NASCAR Fans
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NASCAR event fans may enjoy a special opportunity to ride on the Homestead National Parks Trolley on Thursday, November 13, 2014, to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. The special trolley route provides round trip transportation from the Speedway’s RV parking lot. Trolleys depart to Biscayne National Park at 10:30 a.m., and 1:20 p.m., and to Everglades National Park at 9:00 a.m. and 1:54 p.m. Free guided tours are provided on the trolley where visitors may learn about the history and ecosystems of the parks and community, and free entrance is provided to both national parks.

November 07, 2014
Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition Panel Discussion November 13 at Florida International University
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Anyone who enjoys wilderness will want to attend a special panel discussion being held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. The event is being held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Wolfe Theater, located at 3000 NE 151st Street (Room WUC 100), Miami, Florida 33181.

November 06, 2014
Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks FREE Entrance to all National Parks Nike Missile Base Open House
Homestead/Key West: Acting Superintendent Bob Krumenaker is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to enjoy free entrance next Tuesday, November 11, in celebration of Veteran’s Day.

November 01, 2014
Homestead, Florida: The photography of “Three Amigos” will be exhibited in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery at Everglades National Park during the month of November. Come browse the exhibit and meet the artists and park staff Saturday November 8 at a 1pm reception hosted by the Three Amigos at the Gallery, there is no cost to visit the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery.

October 23, 2014
Everglades National Park seeks public comment on the Environmental Assessment for updated Fire Management Plan
Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an updated Fire Management Plan (FMP). The EA is important because it evaluates the impacts associated with a newly updated Fire Management Plan since policy has changed since the last update in 1995.

October 10, 2014
Winners of Wilderness Writing Expedition Announced!
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the university students selected to participate in the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition- a new and innovative program that will connect aspiring local writers to the Everglades wilderness while creating future park stewards. These students, all from south Florida Universities, will participate in the adventure of a lifetime!

October 09, 2014
“Everything everGLADES” Panel Discussion October 16 at Florida Atlantic University
BOCA RATON, Fla – An exciting opportunity to attend a panel discussion about the Everglades is being held on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m., in the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Theater. The panel discussion is entitled, “Everything everGLADES,” and will be an in-depth discussion on the ecology and sustainability, social justice and the arts in the Everglades. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

October 01, 2014
Gallery Exhibit at Everglades National Park Wings and Wildflowers: Oil Paintings by Patricia Rottino Cummins
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Patricia Rottino Cummins will exhibit her oil on canvas paintings in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, located at the Homestead entrance to Everglades National Park, during the month of October, 2014.

September 15, 2014
Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades
BOCA RATON, Fla – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents, “Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades” at the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. and will be on view through Wednesday, November 5. All events are free and open to the public.

September 04, 2014
Waterways: Marine Debris
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Seabirds ingesting balloons, marine mammals entangled in discarded fishing gear, and sea turtles abandoning plans to nest are among the issues caused by marine debris that are covered in the latest episode of “Waterways.”

September 03, 2014
Request for Interest or Pre-solicitation for Flamingo Concession Contract
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The National Park Service has issued a Request for Interest or pre-solicitation for a prospectus that will be issued in the coming months soliciting offers for a 20 year Concession Contract to provide lodging, camping, tour boat, food and beverage, retail, and other services within the Flamingo Area of Everglades National Park.

September 02, 2014
Everglades Foundation Partners With National Park Service to Restore Cape Sable
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Today the Everglades Foundation announced a $143,000 grant to the National Park Service which will pay for 50 percent of the cost of an environmental assessment of canals that are harming the ecosystem of Cape Sable.

August 25, 2014
Coastal Prairie Prescribed Fire to be conducted in Everglades National Park
Homestead, FL: Everglades Fire Management plans to conduct a prescribed fire to eradicate invasive, non-native plants in the coastal prairies region of Everglades National Park. Approximately 10,000 acres will be burned in the coastal prairies, a remote, roadless area of the Park, approximately 10 miles northwest of the Flamingo Visitor Use Area.

August 21, 2014
Win a Trip of a Lifetime Call for Applicants for the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition
Homestead, Florida: Have you ever imagined yourself exploring exotic places in search of the perfect story? Do you dream of travelling and changing the world through your writing? For over a century, the Everglades has been immortalized through the writings of people like Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Carl Hiaasen, Zora Neale Hurston and Michael Grunwald.

August 19, 2014
National Park Service Turns 98! Celebrate with FREE entrance to Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
Homestead/Key West: Acting Superintendent Bob Krumenaker is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to come enjoy free entrance this Monday, August 25, in celebration of the 98th birthday of the National Park Service. According to Superintendent Krumenaker, “We are excited to join in the nationwide celebration of the 98th birthday of ‘America’s best idea,’ the National Park Service, and invite everyone to come enjoy your national park.”

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 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.

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