Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with service and fun in the Keys

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day together this year on Saturday April 20, at the Earth Day-Arbor Day Eco-Fair and The Great American Clean-Up Earth Day in...

Council eyeing fertilizer ordinance

In an effort to prevent igniting harmful algal blooms in local waters, Islamorada village officials are beginning to discuss an ordinance that would limit application during the...

Bringing awareness to cigarette littering

In an effort to keep Islamorada clean, village officials are looking to raise awareness of cigarette butt littering. While receptacles are in place for disposal, not everyone uses...

Recycling rates are increasing, but so is ‘contamination’

Very few of us would consider it an ethical choice — whether to buy Corona beer in bottles or cans. The layperson shrugs a shoulder … both...

OKEECHOBEE lake levels – Army Corps of Engineers hosts meet in the Keys

Not many residents understand that the Army Corps of Engineers control the water level in Lake Okeechobee — when to conserve it, when to let it go,...

DARK SIDE – Lecture delves into light pollution

“Please follow me outside,” Charles Fulco said to his audience. Each person holds a solar eclipse viewer in front of his or her eyes to safely watch...

Lecture delves into light pollution

By TIFFANY DUONG “Please follow me outside,” Charles Fulco said to his audience. Each person holds a solar eclipse viewer in front of his or her eyes to...

Canal cleanup moving along

Canal debris removal in Islamorada hit completion last December. With 20 canals cleared of large amounts of hurricane debris, village officials are now working to get federal...

HIGH ADVENTURE

At the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base dock, a troop of scouts spent a portion of their Tuesday afternoon in scuba training. Across the way on...

Freebee: The Environmental Shuttle that Might Change Transportation in the Keys

By Charles Fulco Lately you may have noticed brightly colored vans shuttling passengers up and down Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Freebee Inc. is a no-charge, environmentally friendly shuttle...