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2018 Summer Camps Islamorada Founders Park

It's that time again to register for 2018 Summer Camps. Here are some held at Islamorada Founder's Park. Summer Programs, Camps, & Clinics 2018 Islamorada Founder's Park Summer Recreation Camp: Runs weekly beginning June 4th through July 27, 2018. All-day Camp offers fun-in-the-sun activities including sports, games, movies, arts & crafts, ...
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Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco

Reaching a height of 15 feet and a spread of 15 feet, salt-tolerant Cocoplum grows in full sun or partial shade on a wide range of soils, needing little irrigation once established. Plant 3 to 4 feet apart to establish a hedge farther apart for a less formal effect in ...
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Sabal Palmetto or Cabbage Palm

The sabal palm, or cabbage palm, is native to Florida and coastal regions of North and South Carolina and Georgia, and is the state tree of both South Carolina and Florida. The name "cabbage palm" comes from its edible immature leaves, or "heart," which has a cabbage-like flavor. Sabal palms ...
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Mangrove Black – White – Red – the Protector of Our Florida Keys Coastlines

The Mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species. Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. Mangrove are salt-tolerant trees, also called halophytes, and are adapted to live in harsh coastal conditions. They contain a ...
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American Beautyberry – Callicarpa americana a Florida Keys Favorite

Beautyberry a rapidly-growing North American native forms a rather loosely-arranged, rounded shrub, five to eight feet tall and equally wide (Fig. 1). Branches form long arches bending toward the ground and lend almost a weeping habit to older, established shrubs. The coarse, fuzzy, light green, deciduous leaves are combined with ...
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Coontie in the Florida Keys Yard

Sunshine State gardeners have rediscovered the Florida coontie (Figure 1) as a native plant well adapted to Florida yards. Its increased use in landscapes has encouraged the presence of the rare atala butterfly, which uses coontie as a larval host plant. Landscapers and homeowners can encourage either the plant or ...
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Blue Hole on Big Pine Key – Video

The Blue Hole is an attraction on the island of Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys. It is an abandoned rock quarry that was used for nearby road fills and Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad. The Blue hole is a lake that has a freshwater surface that lays over the ...
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Miss Costa – Don’t fear the fin in Big Pine Key

She’s been spending the winter mostly in the Lower Keys, but by summer, she’ll most likely be back in Cape Cod like any snowbird, except she’s a 12-foot, 1,668-pound female great white shark named Miss Costa. This has been her second season visiting the Keys, according to shark research organization ...
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Smartphone App Collects Data Help Save Florida Reefs

Wondering how you can help in the fight against the decline of corals? With a new smartphone app called OkCoral, the Coral Restoration Foundation is hoping it can answer that question by turning underwater photographers into a citizen scientists. Florida Reefs The idea behind the app is getting recreational divers to help monitor the ...
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The Animal Lovers Guide to the Florida Keys

From red-shouldered hawks to six-toed cats, unique residents inhabit nearly every corner of the Florida Keys. It’s no surprise that this tropical archipelago is a favorite travel destination among animal lovers. At Cheeca, in keeping with our commitment to eco-friendly tourism, we encourage our guests to seek out humane local ...
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Sea Turtles will always have the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys

As long as sea turtles remain on the Earth, they will always have a Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys. The Turtle Hospital’s deed is now permanently restricted to remain a place for turtle care, thanks to its creator. Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti wanted to make sure the facility he started outlived ...
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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 ...
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2018 Key West Paddle Classic 

The 12-mile distance around the island of Key West is to become a saltwater racecourse for competitors on paddleboards and self-propelled watercraft during the 2018 Key West Paddle Classic. The race is scheduled Saturday, April 28, with accompanying events for participants Thursday through Sunday, April 26-29. Presented by Lazy Dog, ...
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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 ...
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Do You Work in a Restaurant & Get Paid Tips? WLRN Wants Your Opinion

Thousands of workers in Florida rely on tips. If you work in a restaurant and get tips, we'd like to talk with you. Recently, Congress OK'd a new rule that would allow restaurants to share tips with restaurant workers who don't normally get tips, as long as all the workers ...
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The Turtle Hospital Marathon Job Listings

Love sea turtles and want to share your knowledge? Always wanted to join our team? Now is the time! The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida Keys is seeking a full-time Educational Program Guide/Gift Shop Sales. Public speaking and retail sales experience are helpful. Immediate opening! Email your resume to theturtlehospital@yahoo.com or fax ...
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Key West Faces Rising Seas With Plans For Resiliency

When it comes to sea level rise, Key West is pretty much as vulnerable as it gets. The island's average elevation is less than five feet above sea level. A tide gauge at Key West Harbor tracks the steady rising seas over the last century. But it's the intermittent and ...
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Fish Pee – Number 1 Nutrient for Coral Reefs

“It’s kind of a funny thing to say that we would conserve for fish pee,” says study author Jake Allgeier, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington. “But it is hopefully setting a precedent to think about these reefs differently.” Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman emperor Vespasian taxed the sale ...
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Permit Spawning Season Closure Starts April 1

The Permit Spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida starts April 1. This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay ...
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Celebrations Highlight Florida Keys Earth Day 2018

Every day is full of natural wonders throughout the Florida Keys, known for their sweeping, scenic backdrops of earth, sea and sky. Throughout April, Keys visitors and residents can celebrate Florida Keys Earth Day with unique outdoor activities to be experienced only in the Florida Keys. This year’s Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 ...
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