While the Bible’s Ten Commandments advise people what NOT to do, these “Ten Keymandments” are designed to guide visitors in what you CAN do to have meaningful, memorable vacations while respecting and helping preserve the Florida Keys environment.
An education campaign focusing on the preservation of the environment is being introduced to motorists entering the Florida Keys via U.S. 1.
- Plant a coral (or adopt one of the cute little things, but don’t touch them on the reef)
- Support the wildlife (volunteer food, funds or time to a local wild bird center)
- Take out the trash (especially if it’s floating in the water)
- Capture a lionfish (any time and any size — we can show you how) Lionfish: Menace to the Atlantic Basin – Hunting Invasive Lionfish Help’s – How to Fillet a Lionfish – Video
- Leave a digital footprint (share pictures with fans, friends and followers)
- Hike it, bike it or hoof it (it’s low on eco-impact and high on fresh tropical air)
- Catch dinner (and release all the fish you know you can’t eat)
- Use a mooring buoy at dive sites (save your back and leave the anchor alone)
- Conserve vs. consume (reduce, reuse and recycle even on vacation)
- Get off the beaten path (you can hike, bike, walk, kayak or paddleboard along Keys trails)