Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ft Lauderdale Airboat Rides Everglades: The Everglades Wildfire

The wildfire that blanketed South Florida in thick smoke Monday now has exploded in size, covering about 19,500 acres in western Broward County – up from 2,500 acres earlier in the day. “I’ve never seen smoke like this before,” said Scott Peterich, Florida Forest Service spokesman, adding that firefighters are mostly monitoring the blaze, rather …

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Private Airboat Rides Everglades: The Big Cypress Swamp considers more trails for vehicles

As we stay informed about the Everglades, the Big Cypress is some of the most rugged territory accessible to the South Florida public, a vast expanse of swamp and forest just 45 minutes west of Fort Lauderdale. Big Cypress National Preserve has just begun work on a plan for managing its backcountry, areas off main …

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Everglades Airboat Rides: Saving the Pythons?

One of the world’s most unique remaining wetlands is in the throes of its own “silent spring” — a quiet death we apparently can’t hear above the din of the political wrangle over Lake Okeechobee water. While earnest politicians have just pledged hundreds of millions on the mechanics of Everglades restoration and water flow — …

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