Images from Everglades National Park.

May 02 - 09, 2003

 

World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, Wetland of International Importance. These are just three things that you can call Everglades National Park.

Scott visited in early May 2003 to interpret this unique Park for us through his artwork.


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The Flamingo Visitor Center is the major user interface at the park. Because of the park's endangered status due mostly to human encroachment, invasive species and water diversion, it's extremely important for everyone to learn about this magical park. Only through public awareness can it's future be insured.
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Since 1947 Everglades National Park has existed in an attempt to preserve this fragile and unique ecosystem.

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Once this area was a river usually less than a foot deep, flowing from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay about 120 miles long and 50 miles wide. The difference between dry ground and marsh is only a few inches up or down. That's what makes water diversion such a potentially devastating problem.

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The park's intricate waterways are perfect for travel by kayak. Scott took full advantage of this, accessing places off the beaten track by paddling in a few inches of water.

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