Where are the Everglades?Located on the Southern coast of Florida,USA
Weather/ClimateSummers are hot and humid with the humidity reaching 90%Afternoon thunderstorms are very common making the rainfall per year about 60 inchesJune- November are the hurricane months
What do the Everglades look like?Landforms: MarshesSwampsOverflowing rivers
Waterways of the EvergladesThe Everglades are rivers that flow together forming large marshes and swamps.
What grows there?Swamps and Marshes are filled with:Cypress treesSawgrassOrchidsMangroves
Animals of the EvergladesOver 350 bird species and many mammals located in the everglades. AlligatorsFlorida PantherWhooping CraneGreat Blue Heron
Environmental IssuesThere is a worry of industrialization cutting into the natural beauty of the Everglades.People are cutting down the trees and draining some of the canals to build cities and towns.
History and CultureGladesmen were men who built their lives and lived off the resources in the Everglades in the 1940s.The Everglades was a site for military operations during the cold war. They drained the canals and set up the Nike Missile HM-69
Preservation EffortsErnest Coe was the man who urged Congress to declare the Everglades a National Park In 1934, due to his hard work, the Everglades in Florida was declared a National Park