More than 10,000 watery acres of Biscayne National Park is being designated a "no fishing area" in a bid to improve the overall health of fisheries and coral reef systems in the park.
Biscayne National Park
The Convoy Point Channel is an important route for boaters at Biscayne National Park—it is the only marine passageway to Biscayne Bay from Homestead Bayfront Park, park headquarters and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The route becomes clogged with mostly human-discarded debris, but thanks to a recent volunteer route, the passage is now clear.
The deafening roar of the 225-horsepower Mercury engine propelled our skiff across the turquoise expanse of Biscayne Bay. It was hard to imagine that less than an hour earlier I’d been sipping a café cubano in the heart of downtown Miami. Here we were though, making headway toward an offshore reef to explore some of South Florida’s renowned marine habitat.
National Parks. They are places of wonderment. They spark our curiosity, help us relax, and can keep us in shape. They offer thousands of miles of hiking trails, majestic vistas, deep woods, rushing streams, and quite literally an open-air zoo of wildlife that relies on these landscapes to thrive and, in some cases, merely survive.
You now can camp at Biscayne National Park in Florida without worrying about a fee, but come October the rate will jump to $25 per night.
Volunteers Pitch Into To Slice Up, Remove 180-Foot Long Pipe From Elliott Key At Biscayne National Park
It's not every day that a 180-foot-long, 6,000-pound plastic pipe washes ashore in a national park. But that's what happened recently at Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park in Florida. What follows is the story of how it was removed by a band of volunteers.
Find yourself in Florida this month and pencil in a trip to Biscayne National Park on Sunday to attend the Family Fun Fest, where five sciences will be the topics for discussion.
It sure doesn’t seem like a whole year has passed, but it’s time again for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, this is the 115th consecutive year the count has been held, making it one of the world’s longest running and largest citizen science projects. The 2014-15 count dates fall between December 14th and January 5th. Participation is free.
Winter is not the season to leave the rig in the driveway. Across the National Park System there are wonderful places to explore while half the nation is locked in snow and cold.
Winter typically is the best season to visit south Florida's national parks, thanks to the cooler, dryer weather. And if you're heading down there in the coming months, be sure to check out the Family Fun Fest activities that will be offered at Biscayne National Park through the winter months.