Promote, Preserve & Protect

Last Stand has been organized to promote, preserve, and protect the quality of life in the city of Key West, the Florida Keys and their environs, with particular emphasis on the natural environment.

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Maintain the EcoSystem

Our wildlife lives on a delicately balanced eco-system. Our job is to maintain this balance.

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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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Tourism Impacts on Quality of Life

Is traffic congestion really worse than last year? Is it related to increased online vacation rentals that are not paying applicable taxes? Can more tourists really be accommodated in Monroe County? Last Stand had the following letter published with our suggestion to...

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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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KEYS WATER QUALITY: The Buck Stops Here / NOW ON VIDEO

Part I of V:  The Sources and Influence of Water Quality on The Marine Resources of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Speaker:  Billy Causey, PhD, NOAA's Southeast Regional Director. To access all five videos visit us...

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KEYS WATER QUALITY: The Buck Stops Here

Last Stand and the Everglades Law Center invite you to a discussion led by top experts on water quality, hydrology, and coral reefs. Events in Key Largo and Key West. April 16, 6:30-8:30 Key Largo Public Library,  April 22, 6:30-8:30 Eco-Discovery Center in Key...

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Everglades Restoration and Impact on the Keys

The Last Stand Annual Meeting on January 25th at the Eco-Discovery Center in Key West featured an educational presentation by Tabitha Cale, PhD from Audubon Florida. She discussed the Everglades Restoration and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries and how...

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Last Stand Action Alert

Last Stand is concerned about the impact of unmanaged residential growth and unsustainable tourism on hurricane evacuation, our residential quality of life and our environment. Review the documents below for more information on this topic.