Everglades National Park


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Everglades National Park

Address:40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Phone:305-242-7700
Fax:305-242-7728
Web: www.nps.gov/ever/
Size: 1,508,537 acres.
Established: Authorized on May 30, 1934; established on December 6, 1947. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976, a World Heritage Site in 1979, and a Wetland of International Importance in 1987.
Location:Spans the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay. Park headquarters is located near Florida City. The northern and western visitor centers are accessible via US 41 (Tamiami Trail). The boundaries of Everglades National Park protect only the southern one-fifth of the historic Everglades ecosystem.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, ranger-led walks, boat tours, tram tours, educational programs.
Special Features:This largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the coterminous United States has extensive freshwater and saltwater areas, open Everglades prairies, and mangrove forests. Park wildlife includes rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. Each year, between November and May, between 50,000 and 100,000 wading birds congregate in the expansive freshwater and estuarine wetlands of the park, attracted by the excellent feeding conditions created by the drying marshes.

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Everglades National Park

 

a park in the southern USA, in the state of Florida. It was created in 1947. As of 1977, it had an area of 566,796 hectares. The park has subtropical forests and mangrove forests, and it supports a broad range of animal life. Among the species of rare birds found there are the Everglades kite and the wood ibis. The manatee, cougar, and alligator are among the animals that have found refuge in the park.

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Toyota's gift to Everglades National Park is being made through the South Florida National Parks Trust, the principal fund-raising organization for South Florida's national parks.
And entrance fees to Everglades National Park, now $5 a car, reportedly have been targeted to increase to $10, with none of that money dedicated to remedying the environmental plight of that particular park.
Legislation introduced in both the House and Senate doubles the SUPA area to 666 acres and turns control of this land within Everglades National Park over to the Miccosukee people.
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We cannot protect Everglades National Park until we restore the entire ecosystem.
The authority draws its water supply from the Biscayne Aquifer through ten wells located near the Everglades National Park.
The vast grassy marshes of Everglades National Park occupy the southern tip of Florida; the national park boundary extends from there into Florida Bay.
For reservations and more information about Flamingo Lodge in Everglades National Park, call 800/600-3813 or 941/695-3101.
The creation of STAs is a central part of the state's settlement of the suit by the federal government over the quality of water entering Everglades National Park and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Amfac operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Death Valley National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Everglades National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at resorts in Napa, Calif.
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Astrom said that the land would be added to the Everglades National Park to save the Florida Everglades, and help the freshwater recycle supply to Miami and South Florida.