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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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Airboat Rides: Everglades Project Threatened By Army Corps

Federal officials Tuesday potentially derailed a nearly $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and curb coastal water pollution. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Review Board in an unexpected move Tuesday refused to sign off on the Central Everglades plan, which would redirect more Lake Okeechobee water south to replenish Florida’s …

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Airboat Tours: The Everglades is made up of many different species

The Everglades is made up of many different species–animals and plant life. The black mangrove, butterfly pea, Brazilian pepper, white fragrant water lily and the cattail are all plats that are commonly found in the everglades. At a high elevation, between the high and low tide marks, grow the Black Mangroves from the family Verbenaceae. …

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