Start making your plans because on Monday, Jan. 20, national parks across the country are offering free admission to all visitors in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
In other good news, the proposed entrance fee increase at Everglades National Park for 2020 will be delayed until 2021. Everglades National Park has ambitious plans over the next few years and these entrance fees are vital to providing and maintaining the facilities and activities that our visitors expect at a world-renowned national park.
Finally, the National Park Service has also designated four additional entrance fee-free days for 2020 so don't forget to mark your calendars! Dates are listed below.
Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week
Tuesday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
Saturday, September 26 – National Public Lands Day
Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
More information at the link in our story.
Photo by Vineesh Agrawal (www.sharetheexperience.org)
Não só de praia e outlets vive Miami! 😊🤟🏻 Essa dica é pra quem curte natureza e não curte tanto os lugares óbvios!
A cerca de 1h de Miami está o Everglades National Park, ele protege uma extensão incomparável de pântanos( maior pântano do mundo!) abriga espécies raras e ameaçadas de extinção, como peixes-boi, crocodilos e pumas-da-flórida.
Uma das melhores formas de conhecer é a bordo de um aerobarco ( alguém tem dúvidas de que fui?!) - basicamente um barco com uma hélice gigante atrás) que navega suuuuperr rápido pelos rios, canais e ilhas. Esses barcos são projetados para atravessar as áreas alagadas com rapidez, sem causar danos às plantas e aos animais que as habitam. Os passeios são educativos e emocionantes ( da medo de cair e dar de cara com um crocodilo- aí está a emoção). Eu amei conhecer.. acho que vale super a pena! Leve repelente, protetor solar, chapéu e toalhas se for andar no aerobarco, eu sai encharcada! 😊👌
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Hang in there... It's almost Friday! 🐸
This little tree frog decided to pick up a shift this morning and help us greet visitors at Shark Valley. 😂
Photo by Zak Skelton (@ranger_zak)
South Florida’s ocean and Everglades environments are deeply interconnected. 🌾 Today, we’re proud to release our “Ocean to Everglades” film series: a three-part documentary exploring the unique challenges facing South Florida. 🌴 Grab some popcorn and click the link in our bio to watch the full series! 🎥🌅💫 Directed by the talented @isaacmeadfilm. 🎞
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Last Friday, we posted a photo that really caught your attention! In response, we received a lot of questions about the reptile in the photo—the American crocodile.
In short, American crocodiles are found in the Everglades! They are a native species here in southern Florida where they occur at the northern end of their range. In fact, southern Florida is the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist.
This is the face of a boy who just caught himself a SHARK!!!😯🦈
Tayden has had a love for animals since the day he was born and I remember promising him we'd take him shark fishing someday, well today was that day!!! While everyone else was reeling in regular fish, this guy magically snagged a shark! We were all so excited and had an amazing day fishing with @10k.capt_ricky and
Everyday in Florida is like a dream come true, we hope this dream never ends✨
6.000 kilómetros cuadrados del Parque Nacional de los Everglades conforman la zona más salvaje de Estados Unidos; un terreno pantanoso de carácter subtropical y belleza exótica que ha sido declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Reserva de la Biosfera y Humedal de Interés Internacional. .
North America has both alligators and crocodiles, and both can be found in the #everglades of #florida
This video is of an #americanalligator .
. #extracredit question for my #biology students: How can you tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? .
I saw many alligators in the #evergladesnationalpark on this day, but it's important to remember that this vital ecosystem, with its wealth of species diversity, is in constant danger of drainage and development even outside of the park's borders. All the water that gets pulled to feed places like Miami and its surrounding farmland is water that doesn't supply the Everglades wetland. Just outside of the parks border I had to pass through what looked like a spinach farm. If I want to eat fresh spinach up in Boston when I get back home, I must remember that it comes from somewhere--perhaps land which would otherwise be part of the Everglades. Through the action and sacrifice of environmental activists in Florida, the borders of the Everglades National Park were preserved. But it's through the decisions and actions of EVERYONE that the ecosystem in its entirety will be preserved. #eatlocal#buylocal#everythingisconnected
A few pics from today’s event from NWD Projects by Dale Andree and dancers Katie Brennan, Barbie Freeman, Sun Young Park and Rebecca Pelham with musicians Ray Robinson, Samuel Tommie and more. Costumes by Camilla Haith.
The sales tax holiday would run from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020. Mayfield, a Rockledge Republican, filed the measure (SB 1310) late last week. A similar bill (HB 777) from Republican state Rep. Tommy Gregory was filed in the House in mid-November.
The full list of items exempted from the sales tax includes firearms, ammunition, camping tents and fishing supplies. Those fishing supplies cover rods, reels, bait and fishing tackle, but do not include supplies used for commercial fishing.
The bill would also not grant the sales tax exemption to “sales within a theme park or entertainment complex…within a public lodging establishment…or within an airport.” Florida offers similar sales tax holidays for other goods. Ahead of hurricane season, consumers are given a week to purchase disaster supplies such as batteries, gas and generators without paying the 6% sales tax.
Similarly, parents preparing for the school year are granted a weekend to round up clothing and school supplies for a discount.
Mayfield’s measure would add to the available holidays with an aim to support recreational hunting and fishing.
The bill provides $237,000 in nonrecurring General Revenue funds to cover the costs associating with foregoing the sales tax. - https://floridapolitics.com/archives/314457-mayfield-sales-tax-holiday-hunting