Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020

The Everglades are a federal park, but it’s private contractors who are getting the money to engineer its revitalization, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just take a look at the signage to the left side of the entrance to Shark Valley and Everglades National Park. It reads: “Old Tamiami Trail Removal. Miami-Dade County.… Continue reading Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020

Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

People don’t usually cheer for a flood. But that’s exactly what scientists, politicians, and everyday people around the world are doing now that the Everglades are getting a much need influx of natural, fresh Florida water. In fact, Everglades National Park officials have said water levels haven’t been this high since 1962. UPDATE: Shark Valley… Continue reading Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Wind, rain, hydraulic powered heavy metal machinery, the aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, these are some of the forces that shape the Everglades as we know them today. But one thing is different between today and almost every other day in the past 45 years, and that’s the historic return of freshwater flowing through the southern Everglades,… Continue reading The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters