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Independence Day Celebration Set for June 29th

Come out to historic Everglades City for a full day of celebrating our Nation’s birthday! The day starts with a bang and ends with the amazing fireworks at 9 pm.

Everyone is invited to attend…and, spoiler alert! Our fireworks display is amazing and you are so close to the action you will understand why we say these are the best fireworks you will see!

Easter Sunrise Service at ENP

The beautiful Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Everglades National Park’s Gulf Coast Center on Sunday, April 21 at 7 am. Local clergy will deliver the service overlooking picturesque Chokoloskee Bay.

The Gulf Coast Center is located at 815 Oysterbar Lane, Everglades City, FL 34139.

Snook Season Opens in Everglades City

Snook season reopened in Collier County south of Gordon Pass on March 1st.  In areas north, Snook and redfish are catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide through May 10, 2019. This includes all state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County, including all waters in Hillsborough County.

    There is a limit of one per harvester per day, with a minimum length of 28 and a maximum length of 33 inches.

Great Horned Owlets Emerge

The Great Horned Owl Momma in Everglades City had two chicks again this year. This photo was taken on February 11th. The owlets can be seen on the light post behind the fire department and in front of the Thrift Shop!

Great Horned Owl Nest Located in Everglades City

The Great Horned Owls have chosen the nest site behind the fire station and in front of the community center in Everglades City for the second straight year. The momma bird can be seen sitting atop the nest during daylight hours. The owlets will be hatching in January and visible sometime in February.

This beautiful photo was taken by local photographer Greg Dupignac last year at the nest. Last year the Great Horned Owl pair raised two owlets.

Everglades City & Chokoloskee Clear of Red Tide

There has been quite a bit of media attention about Red Tide in SW Florida keeping visitors and anglers nervous about visiting the 10,000 Islands.

Everglades City and Chokoloskee are free of red tide and there are no restrictions on keeping redfish or snook…so come on down!

Our motels and marinas are hosting happy anglers each day as our fishing has been fantastic.

The map shows the catch and release areas for water quality management…and we are in the clear.

 

One Year Ago Today…

One year ago today SW Florida was hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

There has been much progress, but many of our friends and neighbors are still displaced and living in temporary housing.

Although we have made great strides and our community is strong , there is still much to do here.

Don’t forget about all of the hurricane victims in SW Florida, Houston and Puerto Rico.