Everglades National Park http://wlrn.org en Everglades Water Circulation Program Will Move Forward http://wlrn.org/post/everglades-water-circulation-program-will-move-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The South Florida Water Management District decided Thursday morning to OK an Everglades restoration project it designed.</span></p><p>Since 2011, the District has been working to develop a $1.9 billion plan to put some circulation back into the heart of the Everglades.</p><p>"It is going to require removing lot of things that have been put in," says Randy Smith, a representative for the Water District. "[It will require] creating new water-flow projects and water storage projects. The landscape is going to more closely resemble what it was originally."</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:46:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30546 at http://wlrn.org Everglades Water Circulation Program Will Move Forward National Park Service Wants Public's Opinion On Acquiring FPL-Owned Everglades Land http://wlrn.org/post/national-park-service-wants-publics-opinion-acquiring-fpl-owned-everglades-land <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Park Service </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has come up with five different ways they can&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">acquire Everglades land currently owned by the Florida Power and Light Company.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPS held a forum this week to get public opinion on possible&nbsp;acquisition plans. Currently,&nbsp;</span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;owns an 8.5-square-mile area of land within Everglades National Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:14:36 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 28173 at http://wlrn.org National Park Service Wants Public's Opinion On Acquiring FPL-Owned Everglades Land Homestead Launches Free National Parks Trolley http://wlrn.org/post/homestead-launches-free-national-parks-trolley <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:17:44 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 26058 at http://wlrn.org Homestead Launches Free National Parks Trolley Hunting The Flamingo Is A Birder's Rite Of Passage In "Garish, Neon" Florida http://wlrn.org/post/hunting-flamingo-birders-rite-passage-garish-neon-florida <p><em>The </em><em>Birdist</em>'s Nicholas Lund -- who, in a recent <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/05/state_bird_improvements_replace_cardinals_and_robins_with_warblers_and_hawks.single.html" target="_blank"><em>Slate</em> piece</a>, took each and every state to task for its choice of state bird -- stands by his assertion that the flamingo should be Florida's avian ambassador, even <em>if</em> most of the state's denizens will never set eyes on the pink fellows outside of an aviary or souvenir shop. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 15033 at http://wlrn.org Hunting The Flamingo Is A Birder's Rite Of Passage In "Garish, Neon" Florida Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades http://wlrn.org/post/read-about-new-boating-guidelines-everglades <p>Proposed changes at <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/everglades-national-park" target="_blank">Everglades National Park</a> have put anglers at odds with environmental groups. The park's draft general management plan, which includes several variations (or "alternatives"), is currently up for public comment. This Sunday is the deadline to weigh in on proposed measures, which include prohibiting traditional boating in about one-third of Florida Bay.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13656 at http://wlrn.org Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades Florida's National Parks Are Free Through April 26 http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-national-parks-are-free-through-april-26 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In celebration of National Parks Week, every national park in the United States is free of charge through Friday, April 26.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These include Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park off of Key West.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nps.gov/state/fl/index.htm?program=parks" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a complete list of Florida's National Parks, go to the website by clicking here.</span></a></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:34:18 +0000 Daniel Rivero 12944 at http://wlrn.org Florida's National Parks Are Free Through April 26 Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help http://wlrn.org/post/father-saves-boy-alligator-attack-strangers-help A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:30:20 +0000 Bill Chappell 12853 at http://wlrn.org Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator) http://wlrn.org/post/nine-awesome-everglades-animals-aside-alligator <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is there any animal more closely associated with the Everglades than the American alligator? OK, the <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-hunter-its-eerily-quiet-everglades" target="_blank">Burmese python</a> has been the 'glades press "darling" as of late, but invasive, non-natives do not count for the purposes of celebrating the Everglades. While F</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lorida's iconic reptilian king deserves all of the attention it gets, there are plenty of other cool critters that inhabit the Everglades. </span></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12276 at http://wlrn.org Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator) Why Everglades Restoration Really Needs To Be About Adapting To Climate Change http://wlrn.org/post/why-everglades-restoration-really-needs-be-about-adapting-climate-change <p>When the <a href="http://www.evergladesplan.org/about/about_cerp_brief.aspx" target="_blank">Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan</a> (CERP) was approved in 2000, it was a historic move to "restore, protect and preserve" water resources in central and south Florida. The 30-year framework was designed with the ultimate goal of restoring historic water-flows&nbsp;to a "dying ecosystem." Project leaders and scientists are now focused on incorporating climate change adaptation into the plans and acknowledging that the Everglades will likely never look the way it once did.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11801 at http://wlrn.org Why Everglades Restoration Really Needs To Be About Adapting To Climate Change For Inspiration, Everglades National Park Inserts Artists Deep In The Swamps http://wlrn.org/post/inspiration-everglades-national-park-inserts-artists-deep-swamps <p>Discussions of South Florida artist enclaves and art incubators typically reference places like Wynwood in Miami, FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale, or downtown Boynton Beach. Rarely do the Everglades enter into the conversation.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://airie.org/" target="_blank">Artists in Residence in the Everglades</a> (</span>AIRIE<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) could change that.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11615 at http://wlrn.org For Inspiration, Everglades National Park Inserts Artists Deep In The Swamps Tagged Vultures May Solve Mystery About Why They Attack Cars In The Everglades http://wlrn.org/post/tagged-vultures-may-solve-mystery-about-why-they-attack-cars-everglades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January,&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reported on the curious -- and destructive -- habits of some of the Everglades National Park's vulture population. The birds have been reported to "attack" parked vehicles, picking off rubber and vinyl. The baffling and costly behavior has led Everglades' staff to pass out </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-everglades-national-park-handing-out-anti-vulture-kits" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">anti-vulture kits </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to park visitors. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:03:02 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10870 at http://wlrn.org Tagged Vultures May Solve Mystery About Why They Attack Cars In The Everglades