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Worried about water quality? Let’s do something about it.

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The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program Steering Committee will meet virtually 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on September 23, 2020, with participation from...

Sanctuary’s expert talks about sources, restoration and why it matters

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As the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary wades through the Restoration Blueprint public meetings, discussions, drafts and revisions processes, water quality remains a primary concern for all...
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New Leadership at Sanctuary Advisory Council Discusses Priorities, Challenges

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

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

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...

EPA grants available for water quality projects

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...
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Sanctuary seeks fishing community members for advisory council

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for four seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in the management of the sanctuary....

Sanctuary buoy team completes maintenance mission before holiday weekend

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary buoy team member Brady Booton holds a pick-up line compromised by gooseneck barnacles. Prior to the Independence Day weekend, NOAA allowed the...

State versus feds – Wildlife board questions parts of sanctuary plan

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission board, appointed by the governor and chaired by Key West businessman Robert Spottswood, recently submitted its response to...

Marine debris cleanups make an impact in the Florida Keys

In March, the “Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys” (GCS) program released a report showing the impact of marine debris cleanups done in the Florida Keys National Marine...

BOCC, FKNMS SAC virtual meetings welcome public comment

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Monroe County will hold the Wednesday, April 15 BOCC meeting, scheduled for Marathon, virtually to handle any items needed to move...