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Biscayne National Park

Volunteer for a Day, Biscayne National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 01.28.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Living 95 percent under water, Biscayne National Park is certainly one of the most unique and unusual parks in the system. You don't enter through a gated entrance as you do at so many other parks, but by sea.

New Frontier to National Parks Opens at Miami Airport

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

For 40 million international visitors passing through Miami International Airport each year and 11 million local commuters, "national parks" will soon become a household world. The brand new sign spanning the airport's Central Boulevard portraying a beautiful view of the Everglades bathed in sunset is sure to pique the curiosity of many.

Sir Lancelot Day in Florida: Anatomy of a National Parks Legacy

Audrey Peterman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The time has come for these important legacies to be recognized for the uplift, unification and inspiration" for the benefit of this and future generations."

On World Oceans Day, Biscayne National Park Paves the Way for Protecting Corals and Fish Populations with New Marine Reserve

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Theresa Pierno

After 15 years of hard work and planning, we are thrilled to celebrate a major victory at Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service recently announced plans to create a no-fishing marine reserve that will protect about a third of the park's reefs, which are in desperate need of recovery and stronger protections.

World Water Day: An Underwater look Into America's National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Theresa Pierno

At the National Parks Conservation Association, our work can often be described as a "battle of inches," with many efforts that are punctuated by small milestones achieved over extended periods of time.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Boats Carrying 18 People Collide

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Nine people have been hospitalized after two boats carrying 18 people collided Sunday afternoon at popular Sand Cut near Elliott Key in Bisca...

LOOK: Local Creatures Like You've Never Seen Them Before

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 06.05.2013 | Miami

Many of us Miamians spend much of our time in nature hoping NOT to see certain Florida animals -- alligators and pythons, for example -- so it's refre...

Share Your Thoughts On How To Save These Beauties

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 08.01.2013 | Miami

South Floridians will get the chance this month to share ideas on how to protect 105 miles of coral reef running from northern Biscayne Bay to norther...

This Decision Could Devastate Our Coral Reef

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 07.25.2013 | Miami

Biscayne National Park has dropped a controversial proposal to ban fishing across nearly 16 square miles of coral reef, after vigorous opposition from...

Biscayne National Park As A "Sacrifice Zone?"

Eye On Miami | Gimleteye | Posted 03.12.2013 | Miami

I googled to see if I could find the first usage of the term "sacrifice zone". The term describes areas (and neighbors) we sacrifice in order to pollu...

PHOTOS: Do The Columbus Day Regatta Right

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

This weekend, thousands are expected to crowd the shores and waters of Biscayne Bay for races, leisure boating, and parties in advance of Monday's Col...