Dan Kimball, superintendent of Everglades National Park, gives a tour of the Nike Missile Site in the park that was built for the Cuban missile crisis. After a decade overseeing the park, Kimball is retiring.

Published: Mar 24, 2014 6:23 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Everglades National Park's superintendent will be retiring this month after three decades in the National Park Service.
Dan Kimball oversaw the construction of a one-mile bridge on the Tamiami Trail to help restore the natural flow of water through the Everglades. Under his leadership, the park also has worked with rock miners to build underground barriers to hold more water in the wetlands. He also has worked with fishermen to establish protections for sea grass.
Kimball also has worked to eradicate exotic plants and animals such as the Burmese python from the park.
Environmentalists tell The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1izcyb4 ) that Kimball was easy to work with and saw the big picture about Everglades restoration.
The deputy director of the park service's southeast region will serve as acting superintendent.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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