Tag Archives: Everglades

The Politics around the Everglades since 1970

It’s our privilege this week on The Florida History Podcast, to be once again joined by Michael Grunwald, author of The Swamp and current writer for Politico Magazine. In this episode, we discuss the political fights over Everglades restoration since 1970. In the episode we discuss a wide ranging set of topics related to the “River of Grass,” the political, […]

Hidden Florida: Gulf Coast Visitors Center and Everglades City

When people think of Everglades National Park they think of Flamingo, the boardwalk close to Florida City or Shark Valley. Often forgotten is the Gulf Visitor Center and Everglades (City) in Collier County on the other side on the peninsula. Iconic locales like Ted Smallwood’s Store make this gaunt well worthwhile.  The below photos were […]

Hidden Florida: The Atlantic Trailhead

The recently opened Atlantic Trailhead at the west end of the interchange between SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) and Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs is walking distance from my residence. The trailhead allows access to both the Conservation Levee Trail which runs along the Sawgrass Expressway and the Conservation Area Trail that cuts through the center of […]

What we are reading: Is Florida moving too slow to save the Everglades?

From Florida Trend comes a summary of a national report.  The report makes it clear that impediments have placed on restoration efforts. Quoting from the report: Timely authorization, adequate funding levels, and creative policy and implementation strategies are needed to achieve restoration benefits and to expedite implementation of the Central Everglades Planning Project.  Climate change and […]

Progressive Activism’s Growth in Florida via Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future

Book Review of Ditch of Dreams Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future (Florida History and Culture) is one of many Florida related books that have peaked my curiosity when I’ve seen them on Amazon. This book written by David Tegeder and Steven Noll is one of the best. The […]

Saving the Caloosahatchee River

This weekend I stumbled upon this gem of a PBS Earth Edition by WGCU the PBS station in the Fort Myers-Naples media market. The Caloosahatchee is one of the most endangered rivers in the country and the mixing of freshwater thanks to channelization of the river with salt water in the river’s estuary has worsened […]

New boss named for Everglades National Park

Many of our readers probably did not know that Florida has more national parks than any other state east of the Mississippi River – three parks in total, Everglades, Biscayne and the remote Dry Tortugas.  This week, The National Park Service named a new Superintendent for Everglades National Park with responsibilities over Dry Tortugas National […]