Biscayne National Park in south Florida was closed Wednesday due to a lightning-sparked brush fire that was burning hundreds of acres along Canal Drive, park officials said.
After watching several boat captains swim to shore after dropping off passengers and gear at Elliott Key Harbor for camping, Biscayne National Park officials have decided to close the harbor and campground to prevent possible drownings.
Nearly 70 National Park System units along the Eastern Seaboard were either fully or partially closed due to impacts from "superstorm Sandy," and it could be days before some reopen.
Nearly 2,000 Miami students will have an opportunity to visit Biscayne National Park thanks to the National Park Foundation's Ticket To Ride program.
It's being bill as "the most dangerous weekend of the year" at Biscayne National Park. "It" is Columbus Day Weekend, when the Annual Columbus Day Regatta sets sail.
With Tropical Storm Issac taking aim on the Gulf Coast, national parks and seashores in its path are battening down and getting ready to ride out the storm.
A package of legislation that sponsors call the Conservation and Economic Growth Act and which critics maintain would severely cripple the nation's environmental laws and pose a threat to the National Park System is expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.
If you live in south Florida, or are visiting the area this week, you might want to make plans to join the 12th Annual March for Parks to Biscayne National Park on Saturday.
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