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Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge Sept 24-26 in Key Largo

For over 20 years the Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge has combined community and families with fishing and fundraising. Presented by the Rotary Club of Key Largo, the 2021 tournament is to test anglers of all ages Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26.   The popular catch-and-release tournament raises money for scholarships awarded to Florida…

Win a Florida Keys Superfan Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure
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Win a Florida Keys Superfan Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure

For travelers seeking “voluntourism” opportunities to help sustain the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, the “Florida Keys Superfan” eco-adventure giveaway offers an enticing prize. One entrant is to win a five-night vacation that includes accommodations, eco-attractions and diving experiences to plant corals. The winner is to discover how divers can serve as…

George Poveromo Fishing Key Largo 20 Species Salute
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George Poveromo Fishing Key Largo 20 Species Salute

George Poveromo and Chris Hanson fishing Key Largo shallow Atlantic patch reefs and backcountry waters. On light Penn tackle, they encounter fish on the patches the likes of Bonefish, AfricanPompano, Snappers, Cero and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Groupers, Ladyfish and Sharks. Snook Regulations Then, in the back country, the duo scores Snook, Redfish, Tripletail and Goliath groupers….

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Key Largo Bridge Run 11-9-19

Runners of all ages are attracted to a unique scenic bridge race above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The 2019 event features a half-marathon and a 4-mile run/walk. The USA Track & Field–certified course is to start at the access road at Gilbert’s Resort, mile marker…

REEF Fest 2019 October 17-20 Key Largo
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REEF Fest 2019 October 17-20 Key Largo

REEF Fest 2019 registration is now available! Book diving and snorkeling, register for events, and purchase your ticket to ‘For the Love of the Sea’ banquet online today! REEF Fest is an annual, four-day celebration to acknowledge the success of marine conservation and education initiatives in the Florida Keys. Events include educational seminars, social gatherings, diving and eco-adventures…

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Live-aboards Not Wanted at Rowell’s Park in Key Largo

No live-aboards should be allowed to dock at the future redeveloped Rowell’s Waterfront Park, but a splash pad for children would be widely welcomed. Those were two main takeaways from a county-hosted public input meeting held last week. Neighboring residents asked Monroe County officials to implement the same ban on live-aboards accessing the park that…

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Bungalows Key Largo All-Inclusive Adults-Only New Resort

In Key Largo, the Florida Keys’ first-ever “all-inclusive” resort — the adults-only 12-acre, 135-unit Bungalows Key Largo — opened in late December. Located at mile marker 99 bayside, the property features 1,000 feet of shoreline, the Zen Garden Spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness Tiki hut, three piers for 40-foot-long boats, 800-square-foot individual bungalows and 4,000…

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest 10-6-18 in Key Largo

Divers can compete to wow judges with jolly jack-o-lanterns during the lighthearted 2018 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6, in waters off Key Largo. Strapped with dive knives as tools and creative ideas in their heads, crafty carvers are to descend 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary,…

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Monroe County Master Gardeners – 13 Plant Clinics April to June

The Monroe County Master Gardeners are holding 13 plant clinics at three locations this spring to help you with plant problems or insect identification. The Master Gardeners are part of the University of Florida/ IFAS/Monroe County Extension Service. All of the following plant clinics run from 9 a.m. to noon. KEY WEST: Gato Building, 1100…

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Key Largo – Your Gateway for Exploring The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys: a tropical island paradise known for incredible snorkeling, fresh seafood dining, and laid-back luxury. While a few areas throughout the Florida Keys are still making minor repairs and improvements post-Hurricane Irma, rest assured Key Largo is open for business and eager to welcome guests. I started my Florida Keys vacation in Key Largo—the…

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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…

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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…

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Hurricane Irma – Florida Keys to Reopen to Visitors Oct. 1

After the Florida Keys were impacted by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10, local government officials announced Monday that the island chain would reopen to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1. While Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the Category 4 storm, not all lodging, including RV resorts and other tourism facilities throughout the Keys, are…