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Everglades National Park launches boat education program

On August 1, Everglades National Park will officially launch its boater education program, an online safety requirement for operators within the park waters. This new tool is part of the updated General Management Plan (GMP), completed in 2015, that identified a park specific need to better educate and train boaters on the unique waters and landscape of Everglades National Park. ...

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Boating and angling community rally congressional support for Everglades restoration

With federal appropriations season fully underway, nearly a dozen boating and fishing organizations recently wrote to Senate appropriators and encouraged lawmakers to continue the long-time support for the protection and restoration of America’s Everglades by providing robust funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Everglades restoration is a top NMMA advocacy priority and the association played a leading role in drafting ...

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NMMA meets with officials on Everglades restoration funding

This week, NMMA met with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Interior, and Office of Management and Budget to discuss the importance of robust federal funding for Everglades restoration projects in fiscal year 2020. The health of the Everglades remains a top issue for the industry, as the system is a key ecological and environmental source ...

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Grand Crossing acquires Everglades

EDGEWATER, Fla. – Grand Crossing Capital Partners LP, a family-backed private equity firm based in Chicago, today announced it has acquired a majority stake in Everglades Marine Holdings LLC and RJ Dougherty Associates LLC (operating as “Everglades”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Everglades specializes in premium offshore fishing boats. Founded in 1997 by boating industry legend and former ...

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New Everglades park plan restricts boating in Florida Bay

Under a new plan released Friday, Everglades National Park plans to restrict boating in Florida Bay and designate other areas for protection. The plan also calls for the designation of more than 42,000 acres as wilderness to kept in a primitive state, and creates new ways for visitors to access the park, the Sun Sentinel reported. The most controversial part ...

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