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Florida Keys Natl Marine Sanctuary Impact Plan

Today, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) released their draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that will regulate the marine waters of the Florida Keys for years to come. The proposed Sanctuary regulations will be open for public comment for the next five months. You can find the proposed information online.

Comments may be mailed to:

Sarah Fangman
Sanctuary Superintendent
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
33 East Quay Road
Key West, FL 33040

FKNMS preferred alternatives are below.

Please go online and comment or attend one of the public hearing meetings.

Five informational sessions will be held for the public to learn more about the proposals and provide input. Written comments will be accepted at the sessions in Key West, Marathon, and Tavernier, while the sessions in the Miami area (Coral Gables) and Fort Myers will include additional opportunities for spoken public comments. Sessions start at 6 p.m.

September 23

Key West, FL
Key West High School
2100 Flagler Avenue

September 30

Marathon, FL
Marathon Middle High School
350 Sombrero Beach Road

October 7

Tavernier, FL
Coral Shores High School
89901 Old Highway

October 28

Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive

November 4

Fort Myers, FL
Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive

Members of the public may provide comments on the proposals during the Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings on October 15 and December 10 in the Keys. Meetings start at 9 a.m. These meetings will also be streamed live on the Sanctuary Advisory Council’s YouTube channel. Meetings will take place at the Isla Bella Beach Resort, 1 Knights Key Boulevard, Marathon, FL 33050.

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