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…]

Join Reef Relief for the September 21st Shoreline Clean-up

 
Join Reef Relief for the September 21st Shoreline Clean-up

LOCAL ACTION TO CREATE GLOBAL CHANGE Reef Relief will be celebrating International Coastal Cleanup with a community shoreline cleanup on Sunday, September 21, 2014. We invite locals and visitors interested in protecting our ocean and wildlife to this weekend event. Meet us at the Lazy Dog kayak stand located at Hurricane Hole Marina, look for [more…]

LAST STAND CALLS FOR DEEP INJECTION WELL AT CUDJOE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

 
LAST STAND CALLS FOR DEEP INJECTION WELL AT CUDJOE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

  Last Stand announced on Wednesday that it is strongly opposed to disposal of treated sewage into shallow wells at the as yet unfinished Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. In letters to DEP, FKAA and each Monroe County Commissioner, the Keyswide environmental group cited state regulations, insufficient treatment and danger to sealife as reasons why [more…]

SAVE THE DATE! Keys Water Quality: The Buck Stops Here

 
SAVE THE DATE!  Keys Water Quality: The Buck Stops Here

Everyone acknowledges that the interaction between water quality and coral reefs, seagrasses, and marine creatures in the Florida Keys is a complicated issue. Climate-change, land-based sources of pollution, habitat loss and destruction, and overfishing all contribute to the health of local waters. Recognizing the importance of water quality, Last Stand and Everglades Law Center are [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…]

Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

 
Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean water. From North Florida’s renowned freshwater [more…]