Everglades National Park, established in 1947 to preserve the biological features of the subtropical Everglades of Florida, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states. It is also recognized as the most threatened, due primarily to hydrological developments that have disrupted water flow with serious ecological consequences.
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Please contact the Public Affairs Officer at 305-242-7714 or via email, for updates or additional details. Everglades National Park's Public Affairs Officer mailing address: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.