Marine Zones, Shoreline Speed and Water Quality, Oh My!

Because of social distancing, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary met virtually instead of in person for its March sanctuary advisory council meeting.  “As you know, we are...

STATE OF BUSINESS amid coronavirus concern

By Sara Matthis, Mandy Miles and Jim McCarthy Florida Keys airports and hotels remained open as of Wednesday. Bars were instructed by the state to close for the...

Fighting fire with fire

Michael Gue likes setting ecosystems on fire — to help save them. The Port Largo resident, a prescribed fire specialist, has been working in Everglades National Park...
Channeling Machine

Windley Key Day Returns March 21

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park is hosting a not-to-miss celebration. On Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the park and its rangers...

Army Corps of Engineers plans for storm resilience

At the February BOCC meeting, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) presented its initial plan for coastal resilience to the county commissioners.  The study will examine how...

STUDENTS AND STEWARDS

Twenty-two fifth graders from Plantation Key School ventured away from the classroom to a village preserve Feb. 25. With large buckets in hand, students joined forces with...

Free trees may bring back a butterfly breed

They’re just not here.  The giant swallowtail butterfly, once a common sight flitting amid fragrant gardens, has been noticeably absent since Hurricane Irma battered the Keys in September...

Famed NatGeo explorer to talk in Islamorada

Mireya Mayor has led an unconventional life — even for a National Geographic explorer — and she wants to tell people all about it.  Her story includes a...

KML plans open house

The Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) will host its annual open house event — free and open to the public — Saturday, March 7  from 1 to 3...

Restoring the Keys flats fisheries

Dr. Ross Boucek, Florida Keys initiative manager of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), joined a group of local fishermen and community members at the Florida Keys History...