Everglades National Park
University of Phoenix SCI/230
September 23, 2010
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When it comes to one of the biggest national parks in the world, with beautiful animals, some on the verge of extinction and also all of the beautiful landforms it possesses a name that come to mind is the Everglades National Park located in the southern section of the Florida peninsula. The Everglades National park covers about 1,506,539 acres; it is the third biggest National Park in the United States, the first biggest is Death Valley National Park and second is Yellowstone National Park. It seems as though the Everglades National Park has been inhabited for 10,000 years or maybe 20,000 about 4,000 years ago the Everglades National Park was abundant in food supplies like fish, shellfish, plants and also in land animals.
The Everglades National Park is a place very well known for all of the beautiful animals and all of the terrain but what most people don’t know is the bad things that did go on and that do go on. These bad things not only happen with most of the animals but with some parts of land, with the water and the water supply as well. The first threats to the Everglades ecosystem came when people first stepped foot in them. Most of the birds were all hunted for their plumage up to the brink of extinction and the basis of existence of the Everglades, known as the river of grass was under attack by the Floridians when they started to divert the water to flow south from Lake Okeechobee to control floods and to provide water to the burgeoning population. During the early 1900’s the then governor Napolean Bonaparte Broward promised to get everything in order, the channeling projects were completed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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The park was never officially created before people started to take notice that the animals, especially birds needed
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