Biscayne National Park


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Biscayne National Park

Address:9700 SW 328th St
Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:305-230-1144
Fax:305-230-1190
Web: www.nps.gov/bisc/
Size: 172,971 acres.
Established: Authorized as Biscayne National Monument on October 18, 1968; redesigned and enlarged on June 28, 1980.
Location:Convoy Point (park headquarters and visitor center) is located 9 miles east of Homestead, Florida, on SW 328 Street.
Facilities:Campgrounds (only accessible by boat), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), boat tours and rentals.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, glass bottom boat tours (é), snorkeling and dive trips, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Subtropical islands form a north-south chain, with Biscayne Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The park protects interrelated marine systems including the longest stretch of mangrove forest left on Florida's east coast, bay communities, more than 40 of the Florida Keys, and a portion of the world's third-longest living coral reef.

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As a company committed to sustainable fishing and Aquaculture, we support the education programs at Biscayne National Park that teach so many students about South Florida's marine environment.
On the other side of the country, the partnership will help fund another species in trouble--coral reefs in Biscayne National Park, which are suffering the effects of pollution, overfishing, boat groundings, climate change, and diseases that biologist don't fully understand.
A third project, slated for approval this year, will improve water quality and flow into Biscayne National Park.
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It shares boundaries with Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and Biscayne National Park.
FLORIDA Biscayne National Park Families visiting Biscayne between December and April can sign up to attend "Family Fun Fest" - a daylong program held on the second Sunday of those months and focused on activities tied to the park's diverse resources.
KAHLIL KETTERING, program analyst in NPCA's SunCoast regional office, quoted in the Miami Herald in April, on plans to build two more nuclear reactors at Turkey Point, adjacent to Biscayne National Park, Florida.
In Miami, I watched students use shells and nest replicas to learn about sea turtles at Biscayne National Park.
Lobster hunters with Florida fishing licenses and a lobster stamp are allowed six lobsters per person each day in Monroe County and on the oceanside of Biscayne National Park.
And in the 1960s, Lancelot Jones, who is a grandson of slaves, help save a series of islands that are now part of Biscayne National Park.
Who: Biscayne National Park Florida Power & Light Company South Florida Water Management District What: Partnership Celebration Open to the public Celebrate the transfer of more than 300 acres of land from FPL to the Biscayne National Park and South Florida Water Management District to help preserve and enhance the Everglades ecosystem.