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Shrimp Farm Workforce Housing Proposal

This August, the Board of County Commissioners will meet in Key West to consider a request to change the land use category of the property known as the "Shrimp Farm" on Summerland Key. Neighbors were vocal in opposition at the Planning Commission meeting where the...

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Pedestrian Safety in Key West

On May 2nd, Key West City Commission will be considering a resolution requesting that FDOT install HAWK - High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk signals on N. Roosevelt. The resolution also suggests the same signals be installed at 3 crosswalks on S. Roosevelt when that...

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Density Issues for Affordable Housing

The BOCC has postponed until August 2017 consideration of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would allow conversion of the density in motels and hotels to be used for affordable housing. The following letter to the editor was published in the Key West Citizen that...

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3 days ago
Washington Post

Good information article regarding Zika.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Zika virus and its spread across North and South America.

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6 days ago
The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico

Wow!

Big, big news. Today we are launching a new conservation corps program, called GulfCorps. This program will create 300 jobs over three years across the Gulf of Mexico.

We are so grateful for the ... See more

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1 week ago
Sustainable Gardening for Florida

"Many critical services, such as flood protection and climate mitigation, rely on keeping ecosystems intact." Mike Beck, lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team

"Mangroves ... do it all: sequester greenhouse gases, protect marine life, maintain fresh water and, of course, defend against rising sea levels and storm surges."
An article by The Nature ... See more

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1 week ago
Florida’s ‘landmark’ water law sure looks familiar

Informational - this law was passed this month. It is a complicated issue, but public health, water quality and the ecosystems are at risk; this needs to be addressed sooner, rather than ... See more

In 2000, amid a flurry of state and federal pledges to clean up the ailing Everglades, Florida passed a law hailed as a landmark and key to an ambitious $8 billion restoration plan: the Lake ... See more

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