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2011-03-10 23:16:15

The Everglades National Park in Florida is home to hundreds of species of native wildlife.

2011-02-24 10:08:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 22, 2011, two veteran environmentalists - Maggy Hurchalla and Nathaniel P. Reed - and renowned author and historian, Dr.

2011-02-14 15:18:00

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2012 (FY12) includes $4.631 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S.

2010-12-03 10:24:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key business leaders, elected officials and community members came together recently to witness the unveiling of a new tourism brand for the Okeechobee region.

2010-10-22 16:49:24

Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park.

2010-09-23 13:05:15

A decade-long, multibillion dollar effort to restore the Florida Everglades has made tangible albeit slow progress, but additional projects need completion before substantial benefits are seen.

2010-09-09 09:34:00

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, today announced the launch of the Conservation Tour of Duty for its Outdoor Channel Corps initiative.

2010-09-07 06:45:00

NAPLES, Fla., Sept.

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2010-08-05 08:35:00

With its vast acreage of mangrove swamps, sawgrass prairies and subtropical jungles, could the Florida Everglades--the famous river of grass--be affected by the Gulf oil spill?


Latest Everglades Reference Libraries

Everglades National Park
2013-04-18 00:57:02

Everglades National Park is located in the state of Florida in the United States. The park holds 1,508,538 acres of land and holds twenty percent of the original Everglades. This park is the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, like the Calusa and Tequesta peoples, and the Seminole people, a mixture of Creek people, escaped African slaves, and other Native Americans, known as the Seminole Nation. Most of this tribe...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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2009-02-28 22:49:00

Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) also known as Everglades Palm, Madiera Palm, and Silver Saw Palmetto, is a single species of plant from the genus Acoelorrhaphe. It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. It was once plentiful in Florida, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. It is now protected in Florida in the wild. It grows in swamps and forests that flood periodically. The species is named after the...

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