December 11, 2013
Waterways Explores Big Cypress and Keys Canals
Waterways continues its exploration of the south Florida ecosystem in a new two-segment episode. This latest episode takes a look at Everglades National Park’s neighbor to the north—Big Cypress National Preserve—and a plan to clean-up the manmade canals in the Florida Keys.
December 11, 2013
Chekika Day Use Area Closed Indefinitely
Due to current budget realities, Everglades National Park will not be reopening the Chekika Day Use Area as previously announced, and it will remain closed indefinitely. This popular part of Everglades National Park is located in the northeast part of the park, off Krome Avenue at the west end of SW 168th Street in Miami. Chekika was previously only open seasonally (December 1 to April 30, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) due to a tendency to flood during the wet season. Though park facilities are closed, 237th Avenue and SW 168th Street in the park will remain open for visitor use (bird watching and wildlife viewing).
November 29, 2013
Carl Ross and Frank Key Channels Annual closure 2013
In a continuing effort to protect Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park will close Carl Ross Key and Frank Key Channel to public entry during the winter nesting season. These temporary closures are intended to provide added protection for two of Florida Bay's most significant spoonbill colonies.
November 20, 2013
Get Outdoors and Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend at Everglades National Park
“Get Outdoors!” Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend at Everglades National Park
November 14, 2013
Long Pine Key Campground Opening Delayed to December
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It was previously announced that it would reopen on November 15, however that is now being delayed until mid-December. In the interim, those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead.
November 06, 2013
Fresh AIRIE Exhibition Highlights Artists’ Experiences at a World Heritage Site
Everglades National Park will kick off Fresh AIRIE: Artists’ Experiences in a World Heritage Site, at the Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus.
This traveling exhibition features works by more than 30 artists as part of the Everglades National Park’s AIRIE Collection, including painting, photography, video, audio composition and poetry. An opening reception and panel discussion will take place on Thursday, Nov 14. The art work will remain on display at the Homestead Art Space through Dec. 13.
November 06, 2013
Tropical Botanic Artists present Botanical Exploration in the Everglades
Tropical Botanic Artists is presenting an exciting new exhibit through November at Everglades National Park. “Botanical Exploration in the Everglades” features watercolor portraits, a documentary film, and informative panels by Everglades National Park Botanist Jimi Sadle.
October 31, 2013
Get Outdoors! It's Fee Free Weekend at Everglades National Park Weekend Concludes with Special Nike Missile Site Open House Monday – Veterans Day
Entrance fees to Everglades National Park will be waived during the entire Veterans’ Day weekend, (November 9th through the 11th). Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the nearly 1.5 million acres of this unique National Park, with an entrance to the park just minutes away from Homestead, Florida City, Miami, Naples, and Everglades City!
October 25, 2013
Everglades Artists participate in Everglades Forever Weekend at Museum of Discovery and Science
Everglades National Park and participants in the Artist in Residence
(AIRIE) program will be part of the American Express Everglades Forever Celebration kickoff hosted by the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida November 2 and 3. A special exhibit of select AIRIE artwork will be part of this great weekend of activities. Artists and Park Rangers will be on hand for parts of the program to answer questions and explain the exhibit.
October 18, 2013
Public Comment Period Extended on Draft Florida Bay Seagrass Habitat Restoration Management Plan
October 18, 2013: Due to the federal government shutdown between October 1 and 16, the public comment period for the draft Seagrass Habitat Restoration
Management Plan has been extended through Friday, October 25, 2013. The link to review and comment on the plan is:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=40553. Thank you for your continued interest and support of Everglades National Park.
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October 17, 2013
Everglades National Park is Open
Everglades National Park re-opens to visitors today.
September 27, 2013
Waterways TV Program Addresses Climate Change
“Waterways” TV Program Addresses Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in South Florida
September 19, 2013
Traveling Park Exhibit Available for Local Display
Everglades National Park’s Community Outreach Program is pleased to announce the launch of its travelling exhibits program.
The park has a suite of easy-to-assemble, traveling exhibits and displays that can be featured at any facility in the local community, including schools, libraries, shopping malls, banks, and hotels.
September 19, 2013
Celebrate at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks on National Public Lands Day September 28
Superintendent Dan Kimball is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to come enjoy free entrance on Saturday, September 28, in celebration of National Public Lands Day. A volunteer project is also being held at Shark Valley, for anyone who would enjoy an opportunity to serve.
August 23, 2013
Celebrate at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks as the National Park Service Turns 97 Celebrate with FREE entrance to all national parks
Superintendent Dan Kimball is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to come enjoy free entrance this Sunday, August 25, in celebration of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service.
August 22, 2013
City of Homestead to Provide Free Trolley Transportation to Everglades National Park
Free public transportation to Everglades National Park from the City of Homestead will be available on weekends this winter from approximately November to May. The popular, free Homestead community trolley service will add the national parks to its weekend routes.
August 22, 2013
Paurotis Pond Opened Following Nesting Season
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.
August 22, 2013
Ernest F. Coe Gallery Reception and Exhibit Featuring “Fragmented Paths Through the Everglades” by Jessica Fiallo
Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to a reception for photographer Jessica Fiallo on Sunday, September 1 at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery (2:00 to 5:00 p.m.), and to enjoy her exhibit entitled, “Fragmented Paths Through the Everglades” throughout the month of September 201
August 20, 2013
Everglades National Park Seeks Public Comment on Seagrass Habitat Restoration Management Plan for Florida Bay
Everglades National Park is seeking public comment on its just completed Draft Seagrass Habitat Restoration Management Plan for Florida Bay. The draft plan was released today for public review, and comments will be accepted through Friday, October 4, 2013.
August 12, 2013
Exciting New Art Exhibit Inspired by Birds of the Everglades
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery is now showcasing works from the Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) program. The exhibit features donated works inspired by the amazing diversity of birds in Everglades National Park.
July 11, 2013
Everglades National Park Announces Seasonal Extension of Idle-Speed Area in Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone
Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball announced that the opening of the seasonal extension of the Jimmy’s Lake idle-speed area will begin on July 15, 2013. The area is located within the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone, a 9,400-acre non-combustion engine use zone in northern Florida Bay, just east of Flamingo. In reaching his decision, Superintendent Kimball considered the public input of many that know Florida Bay extremely well, and additional site assessments conducted by park staff. The extension area will be open from July 15 through October 31, taking into account historic high summer water levels in the area.
July 02, 2013
Gallery Exhibit at Everglades National Park “The Majestic River of Grass” Photography by Stephen Shelley
Stephen Shelley will display his photography in Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of July. His favorite subject is the Florida Everglades and the Florida Keys where he spends hours wading through cypress domes or mangroves swamps looking for new perspectives and subject matter. Mr. Shelley’s goal is to capture the beauty of nature on canvas and encourage conservation of our natural resources so that they may continue to be enjoyed by future generations.
June 20, 2013
Everglades National Park Ramping for up Operation Dry Water 2013
Everglades National Park will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to Boating Under the Influence (BUI). The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.
February 05, 2013
First Restoration Component to Directly Benefit The Park
Everglades National Park joined other federal and state partners to celebrate
the completion of a key component in improving freshwater deliveries to the southern end of the Everglades ecosystem, during a January 11 dedication ceremony at the C-111 Spreader
Canal Western Project.