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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Parks jump into Twittering

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Date: August 27, 2009
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

“Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are excited about the newly launched pilot program on Twitter,” says Superintendent Dan Kimball. The parks recognize the ongoing need to provide real-time information to interested parties on the status of various park activities, events, and incidents.

"We are trying to do everything we can to be on the cutting edge of technology in our outreach and communication efforts. We think that developing and utilizing a broad mix of new communication tools will connect the Parks to our neighboring communities and partners so they can be more knowledgeable about and experience the parks, either virtually or in person," said Kimball. Using Twitter as a communication tool will also allow us to quickly communicate emergency information on hurricanes and fires.

The parks plan to use Twitter to distribute press releases, promote events and public meetings, and release emergency management announcements. 

You can follow the parks at http://twitter.com/EvergladesNPS
 and
http://twitter.com/DryTortugasNPS

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Indigo Snake

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.