Aug 142015
DOH Orders Boondocks Restaurant to Reduce Seating by Two-Thirds Due to Environmental Violations

by Naja and Arnaud Girard….. “I am sitting under the huge tiki hut roof and all I can think of is: Am I going to do it or not?” All around him people, hundreds of them, are having dinner, drinking, listening to the band of young local musicians, having a great time. Only the owners [more…]

Jun 122015
2015 Florida Keys Restoration Forum: An Evening With The Experts

In recent months the public has sent a clear message to Tallahassee asking the Legislature to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee to Restore America’s Everglades. The Legislature will consider purchasing this much-needed land under the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment [“Amendment 1”] during a special session set for June 1st – June 20th. The [more…]

Jan 302014
The Case of The Mysterious Water Contamination

by Naja and Arnaud Girard In early December when water testing in Key West harbor showed off-the-chart numbers for fecal contaminants, the city rounded up the usual suspects:  the boaters.  Them again!  Certainly they were polluting the harbor by not using mandatory holding tanks and new regulations for offshore liveaboards were swiftly introduced.  But the data [more…]