Apr 242015
 
April 12 cleanup

April 12 cleanup

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, including tents, TV, oil drum and an assortment of plastic and glass items.

In April another group of volunteers tackled the Ramrod Key end of the bridge, bike trail and surrounding area. Items found included discarded tires, decaying mattresses and numerous bottles, cans, plastic, food containers, plastic bags and assorted debris.

 

April 12 Clean Up

April 12 Clean Up Crew

Joining the GLEE volunteers and OHT were volunteers from FKNMS Team Ocean, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Reece & Associates Surveyors and FAVOR.  Participation in the  cleanups is open to all ages.

 

More cleanups along the Trail in other sections of the Keys are planned for later in the year.  Visit www.keysglee.com  or Contact keysglee@gmail.com .

 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 […]

 April 17, 2015  Posted by at 3:50 am * Featured Story *, Issue #110, JD Adler, Water World 6 Responses »
Apr 032015
 
Dog Lady is Free! Ocean Key Investigated...

by JD Adler… In February Ocean Key Hotel, subsidiary of the Nobel House corporation, held a for-profit concert on Sunset Pier during which the band, the Revivalists, invited local citizen Kelsey Haas and her dog Mali onto the stage to dance with them. Police, at the request of hotel management, removed and arrested Ms. Haas […]

 April 3, 2015  Posted by at 3:55 am * Featured Story *, Issue #108, JD Adler, Uncategorized 14 Responses »
Mar 272015
 
Ground Zero

by Alexander Symington… I went to the movies the other night and saw a preview for a documentary called, “Merchants of Doubt”. I was curious about it, so I did a little interweb sleuthing and discovered that the documentary exposes professional science deniers as a group; well funded by special interests that have found a […]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:55 am Alex Symington, Issue #107 18 Responses »
Mar 202015
 
Cudjoe Shallow Wells Need Deeper Look

by JD Adler… Environmental attorneys Caron Balkany and Christopher Byrd have issued a 60 day notice of intent to sue the government on behalf of local fisherman Mike Laudicina, due to failure to acquire proper review for the shallow well injection of municipal sewage in the Cudjoe Key area. They have issued a press release stating […]

 March 20, 2015  Posted by at 4:00 am * Featured Story *, Issue #106, JD Adler, Water World 2 Responses »
Mar 132015
 
"Free Dog Lady!" / Local Resort Uses Police To Grab Public Land

Article by JD Adler, Video by Arnaud Girard and Naja Girard…. Free Dog Lady! Saturday, February 7th, 2015: Key West native and charter boat captain, Kelsey Haas, heads to the Ocean Key Resort & Spa with her dog Mali to see one of her favorite bands, The Revivalists, perform on Sunset Pier at the foot of Duval […]

 March 13, 2015  Posted by at 3:14 am * Featured Story *, Issue #105, JD Adler 23 Responses »
Jan 092015
 
An Open Letter To New DEP Secretary From Dump The Pumps

Dump the Pumps, Inc. P.O. Box 1956 Big Pine Key, FL 33043 January 09, 2015 Jonathan P. Steverson Office of the Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 49 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Dear Mr. Steverson: We are a collection of citizens in the Florida Keys with grave concerns about environmental regulation, or […]

 January 9, 2015  Posted by at 12:25 am Issue #96, Letter to the Editor 3 Responses »