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Everglades National Park Reopens Paurotis Pond

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Date: June 30, 2012
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700

Everglades National Park Reopens Paurotis Pond

HOMESTEAD, Florida - Paurotis Pond, and the zone beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond, reopens after seasonal closure. This area is one of the traditional nesting sites located in the heart of Everglades National Park and is seasonally closed in order to protect the endangered Wood Stork and all nesting birds from human disturbance.

Fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing access to the area is now open to visitors. Paurotis Pond is located 24 miles from the main entrance in Homestead.

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Did You Know?

Sawgrass Prairie

The Everglades used to span from Lake Okeechobee in central Florida all the way down to Florida Bay. Now only 25% of the historic Everglades remains, which is being protected by the National Park.