The South Florida National Parks Trust develops and funds projects that promote, preserve and enhance South Florida's national parks in ways that enrich the experience of park visitors, connect diverse communities to these unique resources and build a legacy of park stewardship.
Everglades Environmental Education: South Florida school kids explore Everglades National Park on a ranger-led field trip in Everglades National Park.
Sea Turtle Conservation: Students remove marine debris from beaches in Biscayne National Park in advance of turtle nesting season in the park.
Family Camping: Kids learn how to camp in a national park as part of the Camping Adventure with My Parents (CAMP) program at Everglades National Park.
Sea Turtle Conservation: Two student interns monitor the hatching success of sea turtle nests on Cape Sable in Everglades National Park.
Families from Little Haiti explore Everglades National Park on an "Experience Your Backyard" park outing sponsored by the SFNPT.
Everglades Environmental Education
More than 12,000 school kids visited Everglades National Park last year (2015-2016) on ranger-led field trips and overnight camping programs funded by the SFNPT. Another 1,500 kids explored Biscayne National Park on field trips and camping programs supported by the SFNPT.
Sea Turtle Conservation
Three hundred volunteers removed 13,500 pounds of debris from Biscayne National Park beaches this year (2016) to improve the nesting success of threatened and endangered sea turtles in the park; SFNPT supports sea turtle conservation programs in Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks as well.
Everglades Family Camping
Everglades National Park rangers introduce minority families to camping through the Camping Adventure with My Parents (CAMP) program supported by the SFNPT.
Coral Reef Restoration at Biscayne National Park
A team of divers removed 3.3 tons of marine debris from the reef tract in Biscayne National Park in July 2016, including 72 abandoned lobster and crab traps, 4.9 miles of line and 136 other pieces of debris. The annual cleanup is supported by the SFNPT.
Historic Nike Missile Base Tours
More than 2,800 people visited the historic Nike Missile Base inside Everglades National Park on public tours led by a volunteer intern funded by SFNPT. Since the park re-opened the base with SFNPT support, the Nike Missile Base tour has become the park's 2nd most popular public tour.