Sunrise, first day in Florida, October 21, 2009.
The territory now known as the Everglades National Park has endured numerous transformations that have threatened the very existence of this unique place. Many of these threats continue today. The nearly 17,000 square miles of irreplaceable biological treasures are protected within the Park’s boundaries. Nevertheless, highways, condominiums, and strip malls compete for space along the perimeter, encroaching on the habitation and safety of the inhabitants of the Park.