Mar 242017
 
Message to the Future: Remember Cudjoe Regional Shallow Wells May Only Be Used for Back-up

by Naja Girard…. Dear Future Florida Keys Residents, In 2015, a small group of caring community members made a big difference. They fought to protect the beautiful Florida Keys offshore environment.  They were able to convince Monroe County to install and use a deep injection well instead of the shallow wells already approved for the disposal of wastewater effluent at the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This was no easy task, it took strong voices, thick skin, hours upon hours of research, not to mention some of their hard-earned [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 1:02 am Environment, Issue #211 1 Response »
Apr 242015
 
GLEE Partners with DEP Overseas Heritage Trail for Cleanups

This year GLEE (Green Living & Energy Education) partnered with the DEP’s Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (OHT) team led by Ranger Amanda Linfors to host two cleanups around the bridgeheads of Niles Channel Bridge on Summerland Key and Ramrod Key. In January, twenty-two volunteers turned up and made significant progress removing marine debris, discarded items and litter. Over a ton of marine debris and trash from the bridgehead, bike trail and surrounding mangrove areas was found on the Summerland Key end of the bridge, [continue reading…]

 April 24, 2015  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #111, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »
Apr 172015
 
Cudjoe Deep Injection Well Funded But Shallow Well Battle Continues

by JD Adler… March 5, 2015: A team of environmental scientists led by Dr. Briceno of the Florida International University have gathered under blue skies on Cudjoe Key. Their mission: to determine whether the shallow injection wells installed for use in the Cudjoe regional wastewater treatment plant will successfully contain wastewater or whether the ground will prove too porous allowing partially treated sewage to migrate to nearby national marine sanctuary surface waters. By March 19th they would have already found the answer, as described in the report released April 11. “We [continue reading…]

 April 17, 2015  Posted by at 3:50 am * Featured Story *, Issue #110, JD Adler, Water World 6 Responses »