Everglades National Park News
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Tom Iandimarino selected as chief ranger of Everglades National Park
January 26, 2022 | 12:15 pm
Chief Ranger Tom Iandimarino will lead a large and complex visitor and resource protection program, which includes law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, wilderness operations, structural fire response and an interagency dispatch center.
Everglades National Park Art Exhibition Explores Conservation
December 22, 2021 | 10:30 am
Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the outdoor art exhibition Wild Observations in Everglades National Park by conservation artist Deborah Mitchell. Exploring changes in wildlife corridors and combining scientific research with artistic interpretation, the mixed media work is focused on ecological and cultural changes occurring in our wild places.
Everglades National Park begins new project to remove invasive Australian pine trees along the shoreline of Florida Bay
December 21, 2021 | 10:00 am
Everglades National Park recently awarded a contract to control invasive species in a unique and sensitive habitat in the park to Environmental Quality, Inc., also known as EQI. Funded primarily by a generous donation from Publix through the National Park Foundation, this project focuses on improving the saline glades region of the park by controlling Australian pine trees, one of the most invasive plant species in Everglades National Park. The trees reduce available habitat for native plants and animals and alter freshwater flow into Florida Bay.
Wetland Mitigation (HID) Credit Availability Status
September 16, 2021 | 8:00 am
No mitigation credits are available at this time. There is a minor update in the credit release lottery information. Check here for more details.
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.