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Ticket to Ride: Free Trolley Service Expands Access to Everglades and Biscayne This Winter

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Thirty miles south of Miami, the community of Homestead, Florida, sits in a lucky spot. Equidistant from two major national parks, with Everglades National Park about ten miles to the west and Biscayne National Park about ten miles to the east, residents and visitors are perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most beautiful [...]

Posted on: December 18 2013
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Focus on Water: Florida Ups the Ante in Everglades Restoration with $90 Million Funding Surprise

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Associate Director, Great Waters Program Disastrous flooding in South Florida is making the news again as water from Lake Okeechobee overflows and is released through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Unfortunately, this is something that we see all too often in the region—the water that should naturally flow south from Lake Okeechobee is trapped by man-made barriers [...]

Posted on: September 24 2013
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Miami-Area Partnership Gets Urban Youth Involved in Protecting Parks

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By Hayley Mortimer, Senior Director, Center for Park Management Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching young students from urban Miami eager and excited to get involved in protecting the national parks in their area. Just a few months ago, many of these remarkable kids had never even been to the Everglades and Biscayne. Now they were dedicating [...]

Posted on: July 31 2013
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Miami Students Celebrate the First Annual Everglades Day with Fishing and Fun

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By Kahlil Kettering, Biscayne Restoration Program Analyst Known for its nightlife, delicious food, and incredible beaches, Miami-Dade County is home to more than 2.5 million people. One of the area’s defining features is the fact that it is bound by two national parks, Biscayne to the east and the Everglades to the west. Even though these amazing, biodiverse natural areas [...]

Posted on: June 11 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Get Outside Edition

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Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. I love spring! You see more and more people getting outside enjoying our parks. I have a few things to help get you outdoors this week, including tips for your next trip to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, an excuse to take the kids out, and [...]

Posted on: May 10 2013
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