Greetings from Everglades National Park

My family and I began visiting and camping in National Parks when the first of the children were babies. One reason was that the Parks were an economical way to vacation the other reasons was a love of history and the outdoors. I have visited National Parks in 49 of the 50 states plus Puerto Rica. I’ve seen them when we were keeping them in great condition and unfortunately in their present state of neglect. The Parks are important to me and, I believe, to our nation. Fourteen years ago when I turned 65, I requested my Golden Park Pass card so that I could continue to visit them as I age, but so far I’ve have continued to be able to donate and support them each year.


Everglades National Park

One of the largest wetlands in the world, this iconic "River of Grass" protects 1.5 million acres of subtropical wilderness in South Florida.

State(s): Florida

Established: 1947

“I think they are vital to our nation and its future, yet most of our elected officials do not think they are important enough to fund and maintain.”

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