Everybody's National Parks | ENP 11.4 Everglades/Biscayne: Tips for Visitors from Everglades Park Ranger
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    02/28/2019
    In episode 11.4 Bryan talks with Park Ranger Allyson Gantt about how people have affected the Everglades, conservation efforts and recommendations for how visitors may enjoy the park.  

    Discussion includes the following:
     
    • What did the Everglades look like before settlement? (2:02)
    • Conservation efforts and relationship with agriculture (3:31)
    • Role of advocate Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’s The Everglades: River Of Grass (6:10)
    • Recreational activities (10:19)
    • Nike Missile site (10:33)
    • Backcountry excursions and beach or chickee camping (12:39)
    • Kayaking/canoeing day trips (17:15)
    • Airboats (18:14)
    • Bird watching (20:19)
    • Biking (22:22)
    • Hiking (24:39)
    • Dead Bryde’s Whale found in Florida Bay (26:09)
    • Allyson’s favorite activity, Wet walk (28:46)  

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