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Everglades Activists Plan Walk Around Loop Road Dec. 7

Two well-known activists/conservationists are leading the charge to protect the Big Cypress National Preserve and the rights of the indigenous and non-indigenous families who live among it. 

Betty Osceola and the Rev. Houston R. Cypress are organizing a prayer walk scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. The walk along Loop Road will start just off the Tamiami Trail in the Big Cypress National Preserve and last until 7 p.m. the following day.

A press statement from the Rev. Cypress said, in addition to prayer, "the goals are to educate and call attention to the plight of indigenous families and non-indigenous landholders who may be at risk to lose their lands in the Big Cypress Preserve as a result of the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP)." Walkers will be able to camp overnight, and an evening chat led by the participants is set to happen Saturday evening.

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Credit: Betty Osceola

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