PUBLIC COMMENT ON UPDATED SANCTUARY BLUEPRINT PLAN NOT EXPECTED UNTIL SPRING 2021

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Updates to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint aren’t expected to go back to the public for comment until 2021.  More than a thousand comments were...

OPINION: KEY WEST SURFRIDER GROUP SUPPORTS CRUISE SHIP REFERENDUMS

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It all starts with the ocean.   Diving, fishing, sailing, snorkeling — life revolves around our crystal blue waters here in Key West. That is our draw, our lifeline,...

I.CARE CLEANUP SHOWCASES HOW EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO OUR OCEANS

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In September, Islamorada Conservation and Restoration Education (I.CARE) hosted a clean-up at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada in honor of National CleanUp Day. The event showcased how the...

ISLAMORADA ARTIST USES PAINTINGS TO DRIVE CRITICAL EVERGLADES RESTORATION

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Jessica Ann Hessing knows that our wild places can inspire art, and that art can also inspire conservation. In her latest collection, “In the Glades,” the painter focused...

HOW MUCH WILL KEY WEST’S CRUISE SHIP DEBATE COST?

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As if the national political climate weren’t sufficiently contentious, the city of Key West is dealing with its own divisive debate over cruise ships. Voters will decide on...

KEY WEST MAYOR GETS STUDENTS INVOLVED IN SUSTAINABILITY

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Mayor Teri Johnston is pleased to announce that she appointed Key West High School students Valerie Thene and Rosa Nafrere to the Key West Sustainability...

Man charged after posts with nurse shark, fileting goliath grouper

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A 32-year-old man from Callahan, Florida, turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 13 after photos and video allegedly showed him in possession of a nurse shark...

Help count horseshoe crabs for research in the Keys

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Did you know horseshoe crabs were around 200 million years before the dinosaurs, but are not actual crabs? They’re related to spiders, ticks and mites....

JOIN THE “BATTLE OF THE PROPAGULES” TO HELP CRITICAL MANGROVE RESTORATION

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The Battle of the Propagules is on, and the Conch Republic Marine Army (CRMA) wants your help.  “Mangroves are huge!” said CRMA...

KEY WEST FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS RECEDE

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Some 8,000 Key West property owners will see substantial savings in their flood insurance, come Oct. 1.  FEMA announced it has awarded...