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Cove Communities Acquires Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge

Cove Communities, announced the acquisition of an iconic RV resort in the Florida Keys, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge (BPKFL).  Located on ten pristine acres between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the resort was founded in 1959 and owned and operated by the Gladwell family since 1972.  Cove is the fourth owner of this unique property which offers…

World Famous GRIMAL GROVE After 160mph Winds Video

World Famous GRIMAL GROVE After 160mph Winds Video

This legendary tropical fruit property in the Florida Keys had a massive hurricane roll through 2 years ago, so everyone’s been wondering… How did this 60+-year-old Grimal Grove recover after another battling round of catastrophic winds? After Hurricane Irma’s colossal damage to Big Pine Key, the losses were extreme, our friend Patrick Garvey didn’t give…


Welcome the Holiday Season at Lower Keys Island Art Festival

Santa might wear shorts in the subtropical Lower Florida Keys, and palm trees might outnumber Christmas trees, but holiday lovers can find plenty of seasonal spirit amid the area’s balmy breezes and warm temperatures. Visitors and Keys residents are invited to welcome the festive season and celebrate the creative arts at the free-admission Big Pine &…


Sixty Acres on Big Pine Key Targeted for Habitat Restoration

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Institute for Regional Conservation will begin a two-month restoration effort in the pine rockland habitats of the National Key Deer Refuge this week. This work, funded through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant for hurricane restoration of habitat and species, will include a reduction of potential…

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FAVOR Florida Keys – Outdoor Fest!

Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges’ Outdoor Fest – March 10-17, 2017 –  is a celebration of the unique plant and animal species and rare habitats that are found only in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Guided walks, bike rides, kayak excursions, photography workshops, ‘Nature Therapy’, plus an interesting lecture series, and more let you see the refuges…


National Key Deer Refuge Offering Free Guided Nature Excursions

The Florida Keys Wildlife Society, a friends group for the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and the National Key Deer Refuge, kicks off this season’s full moon kayak excursions Monday, Jan. 29, departing at 4 p.m. from Big Pine Kayak Adventures on Bogey Road. The two-hour paddle traverses through the National Key Deer Refuge….

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Chance to Win a Florida Keys Angling Vacation

Sponsored by The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, Florida 33040. Winning a Florida Keys Angling Vacation could be as simple as following the Florida Keys Facebook page and entering the #FishFLKeys trip giveaway, part of a four-month social media program that launched Monday. The program spotlights the Keys’ recreational…


Hurricane Irma – Volunteer for Florida Keys Recovery

People and parties interested within Monroe County Florida in response to Hurricane Irma  Volunteer for Florida Keys Recovery may register to do so at www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/. How to Volunteer for Florida Keys Recovery Efforts September 25, 2017 People and parties interested in volunteering within Monroe County Florida in response to Hurricane Irma may register to do so at www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/. …


Sharks of Big Pine Key – Sportsman’s Adventures 2017

While the flats are usually a quiet place, the sharks of Big Pine Key make their presence known with loud drag screams and high jumping.   Welcome to Sportsman’s Adventures — Florida’s most popular fishing show. Join South Florida fishing guide and tournament professional Capt. Rick Murphy as he shares his knowledge gained from a…


Texas A&M Helping Find ‘Key’ to Preserving Endangered Florida Key Deer

For the past several months, a Texas A&M University System institute has been actively involved in efforts to quash a screwworm outbreak in Florida that has jeopardized an already endangered species, said the director for the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. “While there had been no screwworm outbreaks in the U.S. for the past 30 years,…


Looe Key Snorkeling Some of the Best in the Florida Keys – Video

Just east of Key West, Looe Key snorkeling is considered by many locals as the best snorkeling in the Florida Keys. During a snorkel at Looe Key, you may encounter black-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, anglefish, filefish, butterflyfish and stingrays. There are healthy formations of elkhorn coral and firecoral along with magenta sea fans…