Everglades National Park clings to the edge of Miami, a dramatically flat landscape that feels impossibly distant from the claustrophobic bustle of the city. As the sky opens up to reveal solitary egrets and lonely mangroves, we feel as if the miles had taken us back in time rather than down the road.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
|Maurice installing an efficient fluorescent fixture|
|Maurice working on a light fixture at the Entrance Station|
Maurice took it upon himself to research the Motorola manuals to engineer a system that would solve the problem at a much lower price. What he built was a system that used a second Motorola mobile radio as a receiver and connected this radio to the main Motorola mobile vehicle radio.
Now when the Ranger does a vehicle stop he calls dispatch while in the vehicle. Once they leave the vehicle he switches his portable radio to channel two which communicates to the second radio and retransmits the signal to dispatch. This solution has saved tens of thousands of dollars.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
|17 foot python found in Chekika area 2012|
|Skip Snow doing a necropsy on a python|
|Alligator eating a python on famous Anhinga Trail|
Thursday, May 8, 2014
By Bill Wagner, Maintenance Supervisor, Northwest District, Everglades National Park
The team then started organizing my file cabinets. Linda took the lead in inventorying our many blueprints rolled up or folded up haphazardly in one of the cabinets. Lee spear headed the fabrication of a blueprint storage case. Providing me with a list of materials for print cases and wood for the case, I made haste to get it purchased. The result was a furniture grade case with room for expansion and a easy to follow inventory sheet.
During Linda and Lee’s last week of volunteering, they worked on a couple of other projects such as installing new personnel lockers, building a sink side cabinet from left over wood, and a much needed shoeshine box for the shop.