The everglades National Park Lindsey Ballantyne
location • Everglades is located on southern section of the Florida peninsula, about 20 miles away from the Biscayne National Park.
size of the park • The park is about 1,509,000 acres • The elevation ranged from about 0 to 8 feet above sea level
The history of the Evergland National Park • The Everglades National Park was established in 1947. • They where trying to conserve the natural landscape and prevent degradation of the land, plants and animals. • The Everglades is full of endless marches, dense mangroves, towering palms, alligator holes, and tropical fauna.
The history of the Everglades cont. • The people that lived in Florida where hoping to preserve at least part of the Everglades first proposed that the area become a national park in 1923. several years later, the Florida state legislature established the Tropical Everglades National Park Commission to study the formation of a protected area. The commission was led by a conservationist named Ernest Coe who was eventually nicknamed "Father of Everglades National Park. Coe's original plan for the park included more than 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) including Key Largo and Big Cypress, and his unwillingness to compromise almost prevented the park's creation. Various other interests, including land developers and sport hunters, demanded some of the land be trimmed • and is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley National Park and Yellowstone National Park
the human history • two tribes of Native Americans developed on the peninsula's southern tip: the Tequesta lived on the eastern side and the Calusa, greater in numbers, on the western side. The Everglades served as a natural boundary between them. The Tequesta lived in a single large community near the mouth of the Miami River, while the Calusa lived in 30 villages. Both groups traveled through the Everglades, but rarely lived within them, remaining mostly along the coast.
The number of people that Vistit the Park • There is about 1 million people that Visit the Everglades Park every year.
Climate • The Everglades is mild and pleasant from December through April, though rare cold fronts may create near freezing conditions. Average temperatures in winter - High 77°F (25°C); Low 53°F (12°C). Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures around 90°F (32°C) and humidity over 90%. Afternoon the area. Average Rainfall: 60 inches (152 cm) per year.
The foura and fauna of the National Park • The Everglades provides a sanctuary, as well as a breeding and feeding ground, for many species of wading birds that depend on the climate's wet and dry cycle in order to reproduce. • More than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles live within Everglades National Park.
The plants of the Everglades Park • sawgrass marsh, pine forests, hardwood trees like mahogany, gumbo limbo, cocoa palm, yucca, and grasses
Whats to see and do at the park? • You can take hikes. • Out door activities- boat tours throughout the park. • Nearby attractions- only parks like Biscayne National park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Dry Tortugas National park. • Art exhibits
Why you should go to the Everglades national park? • Its would be a great place to go if you have a family. Because there is a lot to see the do for example there are trails that you can go threw and see all the plants and animals threw the trails, you can also go on boat tours throughout the park…