• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Wetland Prairie and Pineland Restoration

From 1918 until 1975 an area in Everglades National Park, known as the “Hole-in-the-Donut” was farmed. The disturbed ground left behind, was quickly dominated by a dense stand of introduced Brazilian pepper. Since 1997, a large-scale restoration effort has been underway to remove the Brazilian pepper and it’s seed bank, making the area suitable for native plants and animals. Restored areas are now home to 15 species of fish, 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, 90 species of birds and 8 species of mammals! Become an integral part of this exciting restoration project by removing Brazilian pepper and/or planting pine seedlings.

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Ranger Slogging

Many visitors in Everglades National Park enjoy a day of slogging - wading through the shallow waters in search of wildlife and the secrets of water.