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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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]