Mile Markers

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Museum looking for volunteers

Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, located at 5550 Overseas Highway in Marathon, will host a volunteer training at 4 p.m. Jan. 6 in the orientation hall next to the gift shop.

Volunteer opportunities include miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning, working in the hammock, distributing flyers, driving the trolley for guided tours and museum docents. Organization also needs volunteers to host tables at local events and festivals. There are opportunities to help with school field trips assisting teachers with local elementary students, as well as out-of-county groups.

RSVP for the scheduled volunteer school at 305-743-3900. Hours are very flexible, and you can work as much or as little as you like.

For information, call 305-743-3900, or send an email to

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Park programs to begin

Winter is the perfect time to visit Everglades National Park. It is the dry season with few mosquitoes and afternoon storms, and temperatures are cooler.

Starting today, the park will offer more than 85 free ranger-led programs daily for the public. These programs include guided walks, talks, bike rides, hikes, canoe trips and evening programs to Royal Palm, Flamingo, Shark Valley and Gulf Coast.

Schedules may change. See the park website for a complete list of programs at