NPCA's Park Advocate » Everglades http://parkadvocate.org News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:39:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Transmission Lines in Everglades National Park? No Thanks! http://parkadvocate.org/transmission-lines-in-everglades-national-park-no-thanks/ http://parkadvocate.org/transmission-lines-in-everglades-national-park-no-thanks/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 14:13:38 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=5701 Above: A rendering of how the power lines would have looked in Everglades National Park. National Park Service photo. Imagine Everglades National Park, and what comes to mind? For many people—even those who have never set foot in the park—the mere mention of its name is synonymous with breathtaking, unspoiled waters. The park is part […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/transmission-lines-in-everglades-national-park-no-thanks/feed/ 0 Ticket to Ride: Free Trolley Service Expands Access to Everglades and Biscayne This Winter http://parkadvocate.org/ticket-to-ride-free-trolley-service-expands-access-to-everglades-and-biscayne-this-winter/ http://parkadvocate.org/ticket-to-ride-free-trolley-service-expands-access-to-everglades-and-biscayne-this-winter/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:20:31 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=4541 Thirty miles south of Miami, the community of Homestead, Florida, sits in a lucky spot. Equidistant from two major national parks, with Everglades National Park about ten miles to the west and Biscayne National Park about ten miles to the east, residents and visitors are perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most beautiful lands, […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/ticket-to-ride-free-trolley-service-expands-access-to-everglades-and-biscayne-this-winter/feed/ 0 Focus on Water: Florida Ups the Ante in Everglades Restoration with $90 Million Funding Surprise http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-florida-ups-the-ante-in-everglades-restoration-with-90-million-funding-surprise/ http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-florida-ups-the-ante-in-everglades-restoration-with-90-million-funding-surprise/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:12:57 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=4021 Disastrous flooding in South Florida is making the news again as water from Lake Okeechobee overflows and is released through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Unfortunately, this is something that we see all too often in the region—the water that should naturally flow south from Lake Okeechobee is trapped by man-made barriers and confined to […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-florida-ups-the-ante-in-everglades-restoration-with-90-million-funding-surprise/feed/ 0 Miami-Area Partnership Gets Urban Youth Involved in Protecting Parks http://parkadvocate.org/miami-area-partnership-gets-urban-youth-involved-in-protecting-parks/ http://parkadvocate.org/miami-area-partnership-gets-urban-youth-involved-in-protecting-parks/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:49:54 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3714 Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching young students from urban Miami eager and excited to get involved in protecting the national parks in their area. Just a few months ago, many of these remarkable kids had never even been to the Everglades and Biscayne. Now they were dedicating seven hours on a […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/miami-area-partnership-gets-urban-youth-involved-in-protecting-parks/feed/ 1 Miami Students Celebrate the First Annual Everglades Day with Fishing and Fun http://parkadvocate.org/miami-students-celebrate-the-first-annual-everglades-day-with-fishing-and-fun/ http://parkadvocate.org/miami-students-celebrate-the-first-annual-everglades-day-with-fishing-and-fun/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:46:54 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3350 Known for its nightlife, delicious food, and incredible beaches, Miami-Dade County is home to more than 2.5 million people. One of the area’s defining features is the fact that it is bound by two national parks, Biscayne to the east and the Everglades to the west. Even though these amazing, biodiverse natural areas sit only […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/miami-students-celebrate-the-first-annual-everglades-day-with-fishing-and-fun/feed/ 0 Best of the ’Net: The Get Outside Edition http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/ http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 12:07:33 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3251 Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. I love spring! You see more and more people getting outside enjoying our parks. I have a few things to help get you outdoors this week, including tips for your next trip to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, an excuse to […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/feed/ 0 Three Years Later: Gulf Coast Still Recovering from BP Oil Spill http://parkadvocate.org/three-years-later-gulf-coast-still-recovering-from-bp-oil-spill/ http://parkadvocate.org/three-years-later-gulf-coast-still-recovering-from-bp-oil-spill/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:26:41 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3115 This Saturday, April 20, marks the third anniversary of the oil rig explosion that devastated coastal communities, waters, and lands in the Gulf of Mexico and imposed tragic loss among 11 families. Nearly three years ago, I flew over the Gulf of Mexico in a small plane, to see firsthand the devastating impacts the 2010 […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/three-years-later-gulf-coast-still-recovering-from-bp-oil-spill/feed/ 0 Focus on Water: Celebrating World Water Day with Major Everglades Milestone http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-world-water-day-with-major-everglades-milestone/ http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-world-water-day-with-major-everglades-milestone/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:47:29 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2903 Today, March 22, we celebrate World Water Day. Officially sanctioned by the United Nations, this year’s theme is water cooperation, which recognizes the need to balance demands and priorities among multiple players involved in water management decisions. Much of Everglades restoration is about water cooperation and finding appropriate management solutions to meet the many needs […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-world-water-day-with-major-everglades-milestone/feed/ 1 A Valentine’s Day Q&A with Audrey Peterman http://parkadvocate.org/a-valentines-day-qa-with-audrey-peterman-one-enthusiasts-love-letter-to-the-parks/ http://parkadvocate.org/a-valentines-day-qa-with-audrey-peterman-one-enthusiasts-love-letter-to-the-parks/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:31:21 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2677 In 1995, Audrey Peterman and her husband Frank packed up their car and traveled 12,000 miles to national parks around the country for the first time, despite the protests of family and friends who worried for their safety. For two months they had life-changing experiences in places where they were often the only African Americans […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/a-valentines-day-qa-with-audrey-peterman-one-enthusiasts-love-letter-to-the-parks/feed/ 2 Focus on Water: Celebrating Everglades Victories and Looking Forward http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-everglades-victories-and-looking-forward/ http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-everglades-victories-and-looking-forward/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:33:11 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2599 Everglades champions and advocates convened earlier this month in Coral Gables, Florida, for the 28th annual Everglades Coalition Conference–an event that unites hundreds of people who are working to restore America’s Everglades. Looking back over recent years and at the opportunities that lie ahead, there is a lot to celebrate. Under the leadership of NPCA’s […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/focus-on-water-celebrating-everglades-victories-and-looking-forward/feed/ 1