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Wild Florida Blog | Florida Everglades (3)

Meet the heroine of the Florida Everglades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 15, 2016 11:31:42 AM

Thousands of years ago, the Everglades once made up more than 11 million acres. But due to the effects of time and urbanization, the Everglades now makes up just over 2 million acres. However, we're lucky to even have this! For you see, it wasn't until Marjory Stoneman Douglas highlighted what was happening in the Everglades, taking a staunch defense against efforts that would have drained and reclaimed the land for development in the Everglades. She is most known for her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, which redefined how people view the Everglades. In this blog, we'll break down who.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Eco Tours, The Everglades

Poisonous algae and how it's affecting Florida's waters

Posted by Sam Haught on Aug 18, 2016 4:16:44 PM

On June 29, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties due to the presence of the algae blooms in local waterways.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Natural Florida

What are the effects of climate change on the Florida Everglades?

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 21, 2016 1:06:54 PM

You might be familiar with some of the effects that climate change can have on the world, from melting ice caps to record heat temperatures in your own backyard. But some facts you don't hear about as often are the effects climate change will have on the Florida Everglades. With the Everglades making up almost 8 million acres of wildlife and foliage, and Wild Florida being located at the headwaters of the Everglades, it's safe to say this is something we think all Floridians should be aware of.  So, what exactly are the effects of climate change on the Florida Everglades? Well for one thing,.

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Alligators

How a Florida airboat ride will impress your city friends

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 28, 2016 5:45:09 PM

Everyone knows Florida to be home to Disney World, hurricanes, the Miami Heat and the best beaches. However, it’s important not to forget the one place that over 200,000 American alligators call home… the Everglades. Did you know the Everglades is the only location in the world to be named a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site? Beat that, city lights! Theme parks are definitely something you can’t miss when visiting Florida, but experiencing an alligator in its natural habitat is what we call impressive. So we're calling all our.

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Everglades, Airboat Tours