Everglades National Park News
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Wetland Mitigation (HID) Credit Availability Status
September 16, 2021 | 8:00 am
The current cost of mitigation at the Hole in the Donut is $78,000 per 1 UMAM credit.
Public Input Sought on Proposed Air Tour Management Plan for Everglades National Park
July 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) that is being proposed for Everglades National Park.
ATF, National Park Service, and Florida Department of Financial Services offer $10,000 Reward on Information Related to Fires at Everglades National Park
May 20, 2021 | 10:10 am
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Everglades National Park, and the Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Fire, Arson, & Explosives are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the human-caused fires that have occurred in Everglades National Park. Within the last three months, there have been numerous fires intentionally set in the vicinity of the main park road (State Road 9336) and adjacent roads of Everglades National Park. These areas are easily accessed through the Homestead entrance of the park.
National Park Service and ATF Seeking Public’s Assistance on Information Related to Fires at Everglades National Park
April 27, 2021 | 2:00 pm
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Everglades National Park are requesting any information about recent human-caused fires in the vicinity of the Main Park Road. Contact ATF at 1-(888)-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473) or the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 1-888-653-0009.
Law Enforcement Incident Resolves Without Injuries After Shots Fired At Law Enforcement Rangers In Everglades National Park
March 28, 2021 | 10:48 pm
At 6:45 p.m. on Mar. 28, a 33-year-old suspect fired shots at law enforcement rangers along the main park road on State Road 9336, approximately 20 miles from the Homestead entrance. A multi-agency response was initiated. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody at 8:59 p.m. No one was injured.
Sabrina Diaz named Deputy Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
February 19, 2021 | 10:00 am
Superintendent Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Sabrina Diaz as the new deputy superintendent for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks. Diaz began her 20-year career in the National Park Service at Everglades National Park and will start in her new role on Feb. 28.
West Lake Boardwalk to be Repaired from Hurricane Damage
February 17, 2021 | 12:58 pm
Everglades National Park today announced the start of construction to replace the half-mile boardwalk trail at West Lake, damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The project is supported by construction funds allocated through Public Law 115-123 for national park units significantly impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Everglades National Park Seeks Public Input on Shark Valley Site Plan Project
February 3, 2021 | 10:15 am
Everglades National Park is seeking feedback on a proposed site plan for the Shark Valley area to enhance the visitor experience, safety and park operations as envisioned in the park’s 2015 General Management Plan (GMP). The site plan will address issues of unsafe parking, flooding on the Entrance Road and Tram Road, and improvements to the administrative complex.
Dr. G. Melodie Naja named Director of the National Park Service’s South Florida Natural Resources Center
January 25, 2021 | 1:51 pm
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Superintendent Pedro Ramos announces the selection of G. Melodie Naja, PhD, as the new director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center in southern Florida. Dr. Naja began her new position on January 19.
Plane crashes near Cape Sable in Everglades National Park
January 23, 2021 | 11:00 am
On Jan. 22, Park Rangers and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a small aircraft crash in the Gulf of Mexico near the remote beach of Cape Sable in Everglades National Park. No injuries were reported.