Oct 212016
 
Last Stand: Vote NO on GM Mosquito Trial

Dear Editor, Last Stand recommends citizens vote NO on the non-binding polls about using genetically modified mosquitoes in an effectiveness trial in Monroe County that appear at the end of the November 8th ballot. Three prior trials have shown significant reduction in Ae.aegypti mosquitoes that can transmit disease to humans. But that is all those trials measured. The introduction of these mosquitoes into the United States will not allow Monroe County or the FDA to learn anything from the Oxitec experiment about the impacts to [continue reading…]

 October 21, 2016  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #189, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Oct 072016
 
Last Stand opposes Florida Amendment One and is recommending a NO vote on November 8th.

  This Amendment, titled the “Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice,” was drafted by statewide utilities in order to control how Floridians can install and use solar panels on their own properties.  The campaign to pass the Amendment is funded by Florida Power and Light, Duke Energy and Tampa Electric and is designed to protect their monopoly markets and profits. Florida is one of only five states that specifically prohibit companies from installing solar panels on homes or businesses and then selling the [continue reading…]

 October 7, 2016  Posted by at 12:41 am Issue #187 No Responses »
Jul 222016
 
"Devious" Developers Score on Offshore Island Development, 2016

by Arnaud and Naja Girard……. Remember, the first time you drove down US 1 all the way to Key West? We would like to take you from that glittering vision of hundreds of little green islands suspended over endless turquoise waters and sit you down in the boardroom of the County Commissioners who are in charge of protecting that whole magical expanse called the Florida Keys. Few issues in Monroe County have stirred as much passion and cloak and dagger plots as the development of those [continue reading…]

Jun 032016
 
Last Stand Forum - June 9

Neighborhood Information Forum June 9th covering Traffic and Parking Problems plus Affordable Housing Issues Join Last Stand board members on Thursday June 9th at 5:30pm at the Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Road in the Truman Waterfront for a Neighborhood Information Forum where you will hear about Transportation and Affordable Housing changes coming in the near future. After a brief social period, the program will begin at 6:00pm and adjourn at 7:30pm. The program begins with Chris Hamilton, Bicycle/Pedestrian/Transportation Coordinator for the City of Key [continue reading…]

 June 3, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #169, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Feb 122016
 
Last Stand Fundraiser TONIGHT [Friday 2/12] at BottleCap Blue Room

Join Last Stand board members Friday February 12th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the BottleCap Blue Room, 1128 Simonton Street in Key West for a happy hour fundraiser and take this opportunity to give your opinions on current issues of the day. There will be raffles and prizes, plus all tips will benefit Last Stand operating costs. There is never an off-season for quality of life issues in the Florida Keys. The board is working to define policy positions on a variety of topics, including [continue reading…]

 February 12, 2016  Posted by at 1:06 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Jan 152016
 
Last Stand Annual Meeting Features Photographer Mac Stone

Last Stand will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 pm, at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street in Key West. This year’s program features the award-winning photography of Mac Stone. Now based in Gainesville, Stone grew up in Central Florida and shares his adventures in springs and swamps, glaciers and mountain streams through his photography. His work explores the relationship between mankind and the natural world, and Stone’s talk will feature stunning photos of Everglades landscapes and wildlife. Everglades: [continue reading…]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 1:16 am Issue #149, Special Event No Responses »
Jun 122015
 
Last Stand Presents “Hot Topics and Current Issues” Forum 6/18/15

The board of directors of Last Stand invites our members, supporters and anyone interested to a neighborhood information forum, “Hot Topics and Current Issues”, beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 18th at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road at the Truman Waterfront. Board members will give brief presentations followed by questions and comments on a variety of current board projects, including: Shallow wells for treated waste water -What Last Stand’s expert witnesses say about impacts to water quality on Stock Island [continue reading…]

 June 12, 2015  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #118, Public Notice No Responses »
May 082015
 
LAST STAND: "SAFETY TESTING REQUIRED FOR CUDJOE WASTEWATER PLANT BEFORE START UP"

by Mark Songer on behalf of the Board of Directors of LAST STAND …………………………………………………………………………………… Last Stand commends FKAA Executive Director Kirk Zuelch for agreeing to urge funding for the study to confirm or to rule-out the hydraulic connection between the shallow injection wells discharge at the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Plant and surface waters. We also commend the FKAA Board of Directors and the Monroe County Commissioners for recognizing the need and funding deep well disposal. Dr. Henry Briceno’s April 2015 report clearly states there is convincing evidence [continue reading…]

 May 8, 2015  Posted by at 3:01 am Issue #113, Water World 1 Response »
Jan 232015
 
Last Stand Annual Meeting: Sea Level Rise – Impacts on You and Your Community

Last Stand’s annual meeting will feature a lively forum about sustainability and climate initiatives for the Lower Keys, emphasizing impacts of sea-level rise. The event is slated for Friday, January 30th, 6:30 pm, at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, at the foot of Southard Street in Key West. Last Stand members are encouraged to attend, and the public is invited. Attendees will learn which Lower Keys areas will be affected by sea-level rise and about natural coastal defenses to help mitigate shoreline erosion. Also, strategies [continue reading…]

 January 23, 2015  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #98 No Responses »