Conservation of the Everglades National Park
... of the Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is home to several species of native flora and fauna, stretching a total of 5000 square miles of largely swampy land. On December 6, 1947, President Harry S. Truman dedicated the Park for conservation, paving way for expansion plans suggested by the congress months before its official opening. On the eastern side, the Park borders a high strip of land stretching along the coastline, joining the mangrove swamps to the south, Big Cypress Swamps to the west and another coastline fifteen feet above the sea level to the North. The Park is home to several species of wildlife such as herons, eglets, wood storks, red-shouldered hawks, sn...