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Mill McCleary

Water quality must be sanctuary’s top priority

For 32 years, Reef Relief has fought incredibly hard to keep our reefs alive and protected through educating our community and its many visitors. Through our outreach...
holly raschein

State will have major role to play

As a boater, diver, angler, and your state representative for the last eight years, I can think of no issue more wide-ranging in its impact than the...

Is the Sanctuary listening?

This Sanctuary “restoration blueprint” is a fatally flawed document that is not supported by the majority of our local residents. This document did not go through an...

Do What We Can Today, To Save What We Can For Tomorrow

So far, community response to the Restoration Blueprint proposed by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has been divided. At the recent community forum I attended, the...

Local group hires lobbyists to oppose sanctuary plan

Organized opposition to the marine sanctuary’s draft management plan is gaining momentum. Having reviewed the 1997 legislation that formed the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key West attorney...
Glimmer of hope for the Restoration Blueprint? - A man wearing sunglasses driving a boat in the water - Goggles

Glimmer of hope for the Restoration Blueprint?

Having attended or viewed all of the public meetings held in the Keys since the unveiling of the Restoration Blueprint, and listening to all the public comments,...
BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment - A man holding a fish - Vacation

BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment and our historically great fisheries for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. ...
‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to future generations’ - A group of people standing in front of a building - United States Capitol

‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to...

As a Florida Bay fishing guide, my initial reaction to the proposal of more regulation and potential closures is a resounding “NO!” However, I am also very...
Chris Bergh

‘What can the Sanctuary do then?’

I’ve been watching the declining condition of the environment in the Florida Keys since the '70s, studying the science that tries to explain the problems and develops...
David Paul Horan

“Can we trust them?”

In 1989/1990, a large commercial transport ship attempted to save time and fuel by hugging the Keys and staying out of the Gulfstream. It ran aground and...