More funds to support moving water south

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The South Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered into an agreement on July 27 to fund the Central...
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New Leadership at Sanctuary Advisory Council Discusses Priorities, Challenges

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In June, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) seated new members and elected new leadership.  George Garrett, Middle Keys...

Illegal lobster harvest from artificial habitat draws FWC resource case

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On July 29, at approximately 12:34hrs, Lt. Joshua Peters of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on-duty and on water patrol. He was patrolling in...

Snakes be gone – 5,000 pythons removed from Everglades

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District, recently announced the removal of 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons from...

FWC Makes Case vs. Renters Who Removed Large Staghorn Coral Colonies

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On July 29, 2020 at approximately 08:30 PM, Investigator Chris Mattson of the FWC received information that renters of Landings of Largo (located on Key Largo) had...

Mosquito district to vote mid-August

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The board of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has decided to defer its vote on the Oxitec genetically modified mosquito experimental trial to its...

Two more foxes find sanctuary in the Keys

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Remember the story of Louie and Libby finding sanctuary in the Keys after their rescue from a Minnesota fur farm? Well, two more foxes facing death were...

Coffee Roasters’ new blend benefits local reefs

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Islamorada Coffee Roasters, a boutique coffee truck run by Danny Ganim and Sharon Sealy, has been winning over coffee addicts and aficionados with its unique,...

EPA grants available for water quality projects

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The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for water quality, seagrass and coral health-related projects within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the...

Mother manatee and calf return home

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A mother manatee found tangled in netting and rescued off the Key Largo waters earlier in the year is back to full strength and swimming...