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30 is the new 20: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary turns 30

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in...

Cheers to 30 Years: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Turned the Big 3-0

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in 1988, this...

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...

Living in sanctuary a dream come true that I didn’t know I had

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You’ve all witnessed me talk about how much I love the oceans that surround us here in the Keys. It’s why I moved here just over two...
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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 Advisory...

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 citizen-at-large member and Marathon city planning...

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 adjacent areas...
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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. The sanctuary...
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