national parks

Environment
4:08 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

National Parks Continue To See More Visitors

People who visited Everglades National Park in 2014 contributed over $104 million in economic impact to the surrounding community.
Credit Creative Commons via Flickr / Erik Cleves Kristensen (https://flic.kr/p/puLn7s)

In a new report from the National Park Service, almost 3 million people walked, boated, bird-watched or were dragged by a parent to one of the four national parks and reserves in South Florida: Big Cypress, Biscayne National, Dry Tortugas and Everglades.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Public Usage And Protection Of National Park Resources

Biscayne National Park
www.nps.gov/bisc National Park Service

12/05/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with Biscayne National Park Superintendent Brian Carlstrom.  The park will hold hearings to consider the delicate balance between public usage and protection of national resources.

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Great Outdoors
12:34 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Florida's National Parks Are Free Through April 26

Sunrise on Long Pine Key Nature Trail.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

In celebration of National Parks Week, every national park in the United States is free of charge through Friday, April 26.

These include Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park off of Key West.

For a complete list of Florida's National Parks, go to the website by clicking here.

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Arts
12:01 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Dry Tortugas Dispatch: Fortification, Visitation, and Bliss

Walking on the moat in the Dry Tortugas.
Nathaniel Sandler

This is the second dispatch in a two-part exploration of Dry Tortugas National Park. The first post can be found here.

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