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November 25, 2016
Everglades National Park Opens Joe Bay to Non-Motorized Boating
HOMESTEAD, FL– Beginning on November 24, 2016, Everglades National Park will open Joe Bay, and adjacent Snag Bay, to the public for the first time in more than 30 years. The area will allow non-motorized boating and become the park's first "catch-and-release” fishing area.

October 31, 2016
Anhinga Trail Reopens to the Public
HOMESTEAD, Fla– The world famous Anhinga Trail, located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, is now open for public use after undergoing a complete renovation. After months of work and several lengthy closures, the trail is now open 24 hours a day, offering visitors an opportunity to explore through the freshwater sawgrass marsh of the Everglades. The trail is well known for its abundance of wildlife. On any given day, one may encounter alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons, egrets, and many other bird species. Ranger Guided hikes around the Anhinga Trail are available daily, beginning at 10:30 am at the Royal Palm Visitor Center, and lasting approximately 50 minutes.

October 24, 2016
Public Invited to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Royal Palm State Park
Everglades National Park invites the public to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Royal Palm State Park on Thursday November 17, 2016. Royal Palm State Park was the first Florida State Park, established in 1916. Later, in 1947, it became the nucleus of the Everglades National Park.

October 04, 2016
Everglades National Park Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew
Everglades National Park will close today, Tuesday, October 4, at 5pm and remain closed until after the storm passes or projections of the storm’s path warrant reopening. Dry Tortugas National Park is expected to be out of the path of the storm, and to remain open.

October 03, 2016
Potential Everglades Closure due to Hurricane Matthew
Everglades National Park is preparing to close due to Hurricane Matthew.

September 30, 2016
UPDATE - Anhinga Trail Improvements
The Anhinga Trail remains temporarily closed to visitors and is expected to reopen by late October 2016.

September 30, 2016
Everglades National Park Will Increase Vehicle and Motorcycle Entrance Fees Beginning October 1
Starting October 1, Everglades National Park will institute fee increases for Vehicle and Motorcycle entrance to the park.

September 14, 2016
Finding of No Significant Impact Approved for Cape Sable Plugs Restoration
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Cape Sable Plugs Restoration – Phase II project. Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin approved the FONSI based on the environmental assessment (EA) recommended by Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro M. Ramos.

September 02, 2016
Anhinga Trail Temporary Closure
Homestead, FL: The Anhinga Trail will be closed to visitors starting Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and is expected to reopen in early October, 2016.

August 27, 2016
Dry Tortugas Closing, Everglades Stays Open for Invest 99L
Homestead, FL: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks began implementing their hurricane plan on Thursday, August 25, in response to the forecasts for tropical weather system Invest 99L. Dry Tortugas National Park will close to recreational activities at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 and remain closed until the storm passes and staff are able to assess storm damage and safely open the park. Once the park re-opens, the ferry and seaplane concessions will resume day trips to the park, weather permitting.

August 24, 2016
Coast guard to remove aids to navigation in everglades national park
HOMESTEAD –Everglades National Parks, has notified over 300 registered fishing guides in Everglades National Park that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to remove aids-to-navigation in park waters between Coot Bay and the mouth of the Shark River. The removal of day beacons is scheduled to begin in late August.

August 19, 2016
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service Aug 25
Homestead, FL: After almost a year of anticipating the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are excited to celebrate the actual 100th birthday on Founders Day, August 25, 2016. All park visitor centers will have birthday cakes for visitors to enjoy and share in our celebration, courtesy of the Florida National Parks Association. Visitors and park neighbors are invited to join the celebration at by participating in any of these planned celebrations:

July 29, 2016
Everglades National Park Features “Marsh Life of the Everglades” Art Exhibit by Carmen Ferreiro
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy the latest art exhibit “Marsh Life of the Everglades” by Carmen Ferreiro at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the whole month of July. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Sunday, July 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

July 12, 2016
Everglades National Park Reopens Frank Key Channel, Carl Ross Key, and the western side of Palm Key in Florida Bay
HOMESTEAD, Fla.: Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key and Sandy Key Roseate spoonbill colonies during nesting season. The channel running along the west end of Frank Key, shallow water access at the west side of Palm Key, and Carl Ross Key have been reopened to public access. Biologists have determined that the nesting colonies are no longer active.

July 11, 2016
Everglades National Park Invites Local Cuban Community to Take Part in Oral History Project
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Latino Conservation Week is taking place from July 16-July 23, 2016 and national parks all over the country are participating! Everglades National Park is conducting an oral history project called ¡Comparte tu Historia! This project seeks to document and highlight the stories of Cuban migrants and their relationship to Everglades National Park and/or the Cuban Missile Crisis. Participants are encouraged to share their stories, photographs, and any other memorabilia that can be used to educate future generations about the park's history and its connection to Hispanic culture in south Florida. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday, July 23rd from 1:00pm-4:00pm, at Ernest Coe Visitor Center, 40001 S.R. 9336, Homestead, Florida. Interested parties should respond to Norma Hartell at 305-242-7807 or to Dyaami D’Orazio at 305-242-7862.

July 05, 2016
Everglades National Park Announces Partial Power Outage on July 6
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Everglades National Park will have a planned power outage to some of its facilities along the main park road from Homestead to Flamingo on Wednesday, July 6th. Florida Power and Light (FPL) will be connecting new electric distribution equipment in the Flamingo area and will shut down power to that line just outside the park’s boundary. The outage will begin at 7:00 AM and is expected to be completed by 7:00 PM on the same day.

June 03, 2016
Everglades National Park and FDOT award contract for next phase of Tamiami Trail enhancements
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today the next significant milestone in the Everglades National Park restoration. On May 23, FDOT awarded a contract to joint venture team of Condotte America Inc. and Stantec for the construction of the 2.6 mile bridge and roadway project on State Road (SR) 90/SW 8 Street/Tamiami Trail. F&J Engineering Group Inc. has been selected as the Construction, Engineering and Inspection team.

January 27, 2016
Everglades National Park Hosts “Waterbirds” Photography Exhibit by Charlie Causey in February
Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy a photography exhibit entitled, “Waterbirds,” by Charlie Causey at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Saturday, February 6 (between 2 to 5 p.m.).

January 12, 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial Great Time for Birdwatching at Everglades National Park
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by enjoying a great time to watch nesting birds at Everglades National Park. If you're a birdwatcher, this is a particularly good time of year to watch these wonderful creatures in the nesting process.

January 07, 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial Enjoy Free Admission on 16 Days in 2016
In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on August 25, 2016, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to join its year-long centennial celebration, by offering free entrance on 16 days in 2016.

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