Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting

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The new welcome center – the pride and joy of the Big Cypress Swamp Community Big Cypress National Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Friends of Big Cypress and Friends of Fakahatchee, as well as others in the Big Cypress community joined forces with the South Florida National Park Trust to… Read More

Fakahatchee Party in the swamp!

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Friends of Fakahatchee have decided to have an event in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park every year to help folks to understand the environment in this beautiful place. This year was the first year. Unfortunately, the weather was very cool, with occasional rain. However, the turn-out was wonderful! Just goes to show how many folks love Fakahatchee and want to… Read More

Winter Swamp Walk 2010

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This year our Winter Swamp Walk rolled around on one of the coldest days of the year in Florida. We honestly didn’t think we’d get many folks out into the swamp when the weather was so cold, but they came anyway! Hardy folks is what they are! Bob Nesmith, one of our guides, discusses the basics of the environment before… Read More