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Biscayne National Park

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Columbus Day Boaters Can Party In Biscayne Nat’l. Park

Biscayne National Park may be closed due to the government shutdown, but law enforcement will allow the annual Columbus Day tie-up and party to go on in the waters of Biscayne National Park.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Biscayne Park Closed To Boaters For Columbus Day Weekend

The government shutdown has crippled national parks across the country, including Biscayne National Park. Now, with Columbus Day approaching federal, state and local law enforcement officers will be asking boaters who normally hang out on the water in the park to leave.

CBS Miami–10/09/2013

Marijuana found along the beach of Biscayne National Park on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, (Source: Biscayne National Park)

“You Never Know What You Might See On A Walk In The Park”

A Homestead woman had quite the surprise while walking her dog in Biscayne National Park Thursday morning.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

Green sea turtles were released into open water after the first ever documented nest on Biscayne National Park was excavated August 15, 2013.  Photo by: Ryan Fura

First Green Sea Turtle Nest Found At Biscayne National Park

The first documented green sea turtle nest was discovered at Biscayne National Park exciting biologists around South Florida.

CBS Miami–08/19/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Divers About To Hit Water For Lobster Mini-Season

It’s time to melt some butter and grab your lobster bib. It’s nearly time for Florida’s annual lobster mini-season which means your office may be a bit short of staff for the next couple of days.

07/21/2013

MIAMI (CBS4) - A brush fire burns in South Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

Homestead Brush Fire 75-Percent Contained

Florida Forestry Service workers are finally getting a handle on brush fire in Homestead.

04/04/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Biscayne National Park Closed Due To Brush Fire

A roaring brush fire which has charred hundreds of acres in Homestead has forced the National Park Service to close land access to Biscayne National Park.

04/03/2013

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Boaters To Pack Biscayne Bay Over Columbus Day Weekend

The Columbus Day holiday in South Florida usually means a big boating weekend on the water, if the weather cooperates and that means heavy enforcement on the high seas for boating safety.

10/04/2012

Adult male Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Source: Jaret C. Daniels/ University of Florida)

Hunt Underway For Super Rare Butterfly

WANTED: four female Schaus swallowtail butterflies for an emergency plan to repopulate the species.

CBS4–06/14/2012

(Photo Credit: Marco Oquendo/ImagesbyMarco.com) Columbus Day Regatta 2010.

Boaters Out Despite Wet Weather For Columbus Day Weekend

The race is on and hundreds of sailors are participating in South Florida’s 57th annual Columbus Day Regatta despite the wet weather.

CBS4–10/08/2011

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