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  NRDC: Florida Everglades FAQ
The Everglades are the largest remaining sub-tropical wilderness in the lower 48 states.
Everglades wildlife includes a host of species of wading birds (including egrets, the endangered wood stork, spoonbills, and herons);; grassland birds including the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow; alligators; the endangered American crocodile; tropical fish and crustaceans, including the valuable pink shrimp and spiny lobster fisheries; and mammals (including panthers and wild hogs).
Everglades National Park, including Florida Bay, is seriously threatened by the water management practices of the Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District.
www.nrdc.org /water/conservation/qever.asp   (1084 words)

  
 Everglades National Park - Everglades National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
The historic Everglades are a vast wetland of international significance.
The Everglades is mild and pleasant from December through April, though rare cold fronts may create near freezing conditions.
www.nps.gov /ever   (451 words)

  
 Everglades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Florida Everglades are subtropical marshlands located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, specifically in parts of Monroe, Collier, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties.
The Everglades extends from Lake Okeechobee on the north to Florida Bay on the south and was once bordered by Big Cypress Swamp on the west and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge on the east.
In 1850 under the Arkansas Bill, or Swamp and Overflow Act, practically all of the Everglades, which the state had been urging the federal government to drain and reclaim, were turned over to the state for that purpose, with the provision that all proceeds from such lands be applied to their reclamation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Everglades   (1507 words)

  
 Everglades National Park Information Page
Everglades was the first national park preserved primarily for its abundance and variety of life, rather than for scenic or historic values.
Everglades National Park is a subtle place where earth, water, and sky blend in a low green landscape; where mere inches of elevation produce distinct changes in vegetation; and where a great wealth of birds and other wildlife find refuge.
The Everglades, a subtropical mosaic of surprising diversity, is a refuge for 13 threatened or endangered animal species.
www.everglades.national-park.com /info.htm   (6737 words)

  
 Everglades Restoration | Florida DEP
The Everglades encompasses a series of rivers, lakes and estuaries and within these waters exist a deep and inextricable relationship between Florida’s environment and quality of life for the more than seven million residents that call south Florida home.
By saving America’s Everglades — through the largest environmental restoration project in the nation’s history Florida is restoring wetlands, revitalizing water quality and reviving the habitats for more than 60 endangered and threatened species.
Restoring America’s Everglades is returning a more natural water flow to the 2.4 million-acre marsh, reviving habitat for more than 60 threatened and endangered species, establishing a reliable supply of water for millions of Floridians and providing flood control to the south Florida area.
www.dep.state.fl.us /secretary/everglades/default.htm   (429 words)

  
 Everglades Airpark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With the Collier family's business flourishing in Everglades City, the Collier brothers contracted to have an airport built in the City so they might fly in daily from their home base in Palm Beach.
Collier County purchased Everglades Airpark from the Colliers for $125,000 in 1968 and maintained the property until the Airport Authority was created to operate the airpark in 1993.
Everglades Airpark, our “Eco-tourism Airport,” is now the destination for vacationers and outdoor adventurers who come from all over to fish, boat, camp, and explore the magnificent natural beauty of the Everglades.
www.collieraviation.com /Everglades.htm   (451 words)

  
 Most listed their profession as farming.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of 45 local, state and national conservation and environmental organizations dedicated to full restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem, from the Kissimmee Chain secretary day of Lakes into Lake Okeechobee, through the "River of Grass", out to Florida Bay and the Keys..
Prosperity of a sort reached Everglades in the 1920s when Barron Collier made it his headquarters for the building of the Tamiami jamelia hanlin Trail across south Florida..In oregon repository of state wetter areas near the end of the ridge, dwarf pond cypress grow..
The magnificent Everglades hotel, situated on the banks of the River Foyle with superb views across the City to the Donegal Hills, is the ideal base from which everglades to discover the 17th Century walled City of Derry.
leftytheft.t35.com   (2506 words)

  
 Florida Everglades
Everglades National Park is the largest remaining sub-tropical wilderness in the continental United States and has extensive fresh and saltwater areas, open Everglades prairies, and mangrove forests.
Florida’s Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico.
The unique and intrinsic value of the Everglades is now widely recognized, and efforts to restore the natural water cycles are underway.
www.solcomhouse.com /everglades.htm   (926 words)

  
 Everglades National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America.
Everglades National Park is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States.
Often, too much water is withheld from the Everglades during the wet season, or too much is diverted into it during the winter drought, disrupting the natural cycles of feeding and nesting which depend on these patterns.
www.camping-and-national-parks.com /Everglades.html   (1351 words)

  
 The News-Press: Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Take a walk through the peaty muck that carpets the Everglades and you'll find your feet are slow to move and the trek is long.
At least seven projects are planned for the region that residents don't typically associate with the Everglades.
At the same time the Everglades restoration plan is unfolding, a $12 million document called the West Coast Feasibility Study is in the works to create a blueprint for restoration solely in Southwest Florida.
www.news-press.com /news/newcomers/newcomers-everglades.html   (573 words)

  
 Everglades National Park pictures - US National Parks stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Everglades national park, located at the southern tip of Florida, was the first national park created specifically to protect not scenery, but one of the most unique and endangered ecosystem, the world largest marshland.
The rock bed beneath the Everglades, only 6000 to 8000 year old, is one of the youngest on the continent, surfacing only since the Ice Age, and nowhere higher than 8 feet.
A difference of elevation of just a few feet give rise to small islands called hammocks, which are a whole different world from the wet prairie, and are densely forested with tropical trees such as gunbo limbo and mahogany.
www.terragalleria.com /parks/np.everglades.html   (425 words)

  
 Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax deductible organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the Everglades/Florida Bay ecosystem and its irreplaceable environmental and economic value.
Save Our Everglades was founded in 1993 by the late George Barley (1934-1995) an Orlando developer and avid sportsman, with Paul Tudor Jones an investment advisor and noted conservationist who has been a part-time Floridian since childhood.
His mission – the restoration of the Everglades for our children, our children’s children and our nation, has been taken up by his wife, Mary, and his many friends.
www.saveoureverglades.org   (162 words)

  
 Everglades Diary - Canoeing The Everglades Wilderness Waterway
To date, I've paddled the majority of the Waterway and the adjacent rivers and coastal waters between Everglades City and Flamingo.
An Everglades wilderness expedition is not for the inexperienced paddler, and it's my hope that I can offer some advice and guidance for those feel comfortable in undertaking such a trip on their own.
This site is far from complete and is being continuously developed and updated, and as it changes and (hopefully) improves, your feedback will be essential in making it a site worth returning to.
www.evergladesdiary.com   (444 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Everglades: Books: Jean Craighead George,Wendell Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
When the storyteller details the wanton destruction of this habitat, the dispirited children request "a happy story." He then tells of how "five children and a storyteller poled into the Everglades" and "eventually the children grew up and ran the Earth." With her narrative skill and expertise as a naturalist, George adroitly avoids didacticism.
Grade 2-5?An Indian storyteller poles five children through the Everglades in his dugout, and in language as lush as the land of which he speaks, he tells them the story of the river of grass.
The narration is moving and fascinating, as a Seminole Indian describes to a group of children the evolution of the Florida Everglades, and inspires them to fight to help it survive.
www.amazon.com /Everglades-Jean-Craighead-George/dp/0060212284   (1536 words)

  
 Everglades National Park -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Called the "mother of the Everglades," she was an environmentalist, activist, feminist, and independent thinker longer than many of us have been around.
She served on the committees to create Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, formed the Friends of the Everglades, and spearheaded legislation to protect the parks and their wildlife.
The Everglades evaporate, the moisture goes up into the clouds, the clouds are blown to the north, and the rain comes down over the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/ev/history/msd.html   (465 words)

  
 Everglades Travel, Tours, Hotels, Activities, Trips
Everglades National Park is actually one huge river moving so gradually you can hardly see movement at all.
To pile insult on top of injury, Everglades serve as the drainage basin for Southern Florida (think agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, Miami, industrial plants…), existing side by side in close inter-connetivity with surrounding regions.
Although you may not be able to pinpoint exactly what excites you about the Everglades and the subtle slow-moving beauty they bring, you’ll never forget it, and you’ll certainly be entranced while you’re there, and you may even want to go back again and again.
www.everglades-national-park.us   (355 words)

  
 Florida Everglades
The Everglades is home to a unique collection of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and plants.
Many people worry that the destruction of the Everglades may ultimately lead to the extinction of many species.
In fact, there are already 14 endangered species--those close to becoming extinct--and 9 threatened species--those close to becoming endangered--living in the Everglades.
www.cotf.edu /ete/modules/everglades/FEeverglades2.html   (111 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Everglades (NT0904)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Everglades is the most famous wetland in the United States and one of the most distinct in the world.
The Everglades are subtropical, meaning the climate is not quite as hot and wet as the tropics, but the area still gets a large amount of rainfall.
The Everglades have been described as one of the most endangered ecoregions, having suffered from a long history of human manipulation.
nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0904.html   (675 words)

  
 USGS Learning Web :: Project Ideas :: Land and People :: Students Guide :: Everglades
The Everglades' complex ecosystem includes "air plants" that have taken their nourishment directly from the air.
Today, water that once sustained the Everglades is controlled through hundreds of miles of canals and levees.
In the Everglades, mangroves are threatened by cattails that thrive on water polluted by agricultural runoff.
interactive2.usgs.gov /learningweb/students/landpeople_s_ever.htm   (211 words)

  
 Florida DEP -
Everglades Phosphorus Criterion Technical Support Document: Link to the technical support document used as part of developing the numeric phosphorus criterion for the Everglades Protection Area.
Meeting summaries of the Everglades Technical Advisory Committee: The Everglades Technical Advisory Committee was created by the Department to review and comment on the Everglades research and monitoring in support of the phosphorus criterion development, and to identify and resolve issues related to the process.
Everglades Protection Area Dissolved Oxygen Site Specific Alternative Criteria: (SSAC) Link to public workshop presentations and technical support documentation used to develop a Site Specific Alternative Criterion (SSAC) for Dissolved Oxygen in the Everglades Protection Area in order to formally recognize the natural variability that exists in Everglades marshes.
www.dep.state.fl.us /water/wqssp/everglades/index.htm   (386 words)

  
 Fishing Florida Naples
Everglades Angler, Naples Florida is home to some of the best saltwater fishing and fly fishing in the world.
Our guided fishing trips offer you the ability to see the Florida Everglades from a unique perspective and at the same time fish for some of Florida's premiere gamefish and see a wide range of animals, birds and sea life.
The Snook found in Naples Florida and the Everglades are generally 5 to 8 pounds.
www.evergladesangler.com   (617 words)

  
 Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
The Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) program was established in 2000 and is part of the LTER Network.
The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER program is based at Florida International University and includes 132 personnel from 16 other affiliated institutions.
The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER is funded by the National Science Foundation.
fcelter.fiu.edu   (234 words)

  
 The Everglades
The Everglades is a 50-mile-wide, slow-moving river full of saw grass, which is why it is nick-named the River of Grass.
The Everglades is one of the harshest habitats on Earth.
Perhaps the most famous resident in the Everglades is the alligator, which lives at the top of the food chain.
www.miamisci.org /ecolinks/everglades   (333 words)

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