This cache will introduce you to one of the largest canals in south Dade, and showcase how it influences the movement of water away from the Everglades. It will also provide a glimpse of an innovative project that endeavors to prevent future water losses through the creation of a hydraulic barrier paralleling the park border.
This is a simple park-n-grab cache. For safety, all visitors are asked to pull completely off the road and onto the wide road shoulder before exiting their vehicle. Visitors should also exercise caution entering and exiting the roadway, particularly during busy winter months. The cache location is occasionally overgrown—particularly in summer—and visitors should be wary of insects or poisonous plants while accessing the cache.
Please note that none of the caches in this series are located within Everglades National Park. Rather, they have been developed alongside our restoration partners and have been placed elsewhere throughout the much larger Greater Everglades Ecosystem. Each cache has been placed with the permission of the responsible land owners in an effort to highlight the ongoing work of restoration that aims to protect America’s Everglades for the enjoyment of future generations.
For a more in-depth exploration of this area and the effort to restore the Everglades, be sure to also visit this excellent EarthCache nearby!