History of The Everglades!


Cypress in the Everglades

The Everglades once covered almost 11,000 square-miles. It was a well balanced ecosystem with many different animal and plant species. Then early colonist started to change the Everglades from wetland to land for farming. All of the development by the colonist caused severe damage to the environment and animal species.

The area was established as Everglade National Park in 1947 with the help of environmental activist and conservationalist. Not only does the area have a unique ecosystem it also has a rich human history. There were Native Americans that lived in the area and had a thriving community.





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