30 October 2019

Stewards of the Keys: REEF’s Alli Candelmo

Alli Candelmo, Ph.D., has remarkable experience in conservation outreach, from surveying reefs for marine parks in tiny Malaysian fishing villages to studying manta rays in Hawaii and netting lionfish in the Turks & Caicos islands.
18 October 2019

Five Top Dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Harboring the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, the Florida Keys are largely devoted to maintaining the region’s offshore environment.
17 October 2019

‘Eco’ Films to be Unveiled at 2019 Key West Film Festival

Film aficionados can immerse themselves in cinematic offerings during the eighth annual Key West Film Festival from Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 24, showcasing intriguing Florida, Cuba, LGBTQ and ecological themes.
23 September 2019

Andrea Paulson Protects the Lower Keys Backcountry

Captain Andrea Paulson, owner-operator of Reelax Charters based at Sugarloaf Marina on Sugarloaf Shores, has a fierce love for the remote backcountry of the Lower Florida Keys.
16 August 2019

Connect & Protect: Be a Citizen Scientist in the Florida Keys

Increased efforts in volunteerism, often called “voluntourism,” contribute to the self-sufficiency and sustainability of tourist destinations like the Florida Keys, helping make the world a better place through environmental education. Advocacy groups and learning-based attractions in the Keys offer hands-on experiences that enable visitors to learn about impacts on Florida's reefs and the environment, and how the average person can help as a citizen scientist.
19 July 2019

Connect & Protect: Low-Impact Summer Watersports

Calm summer seas in the Florida Keys mean easygoing and easy-on-the-environment watersports powered by people or the rays of the sun.
25 June 2019

Connect & Protect: Sustaining Awareness

As the Florida Keys ease into summer, a “Connect & Protect” initiative continues to encourage awareness of sustainable opportunities and memorable activities for visitors. Here are five points to boost your eco-awareness and inspire positive actions.
29 May 2019

Connect & Protect: Living Reefs

Encouraging environmentally responsible behavior is a crucial element of the Florida Keys’ commitment to protecting the region’s natural resources.
19 April 2019

Connect & Protect: Eco-Friendly Elements in the Florida Keys

It’s easy to “unplug” in the Florida Keys & Key West. But a visit to the Keys is also a memorable experience for travelers seeking to “Connect & Protect” with the matchless and precious environment — the southernmost islands of the continental United States.
14 March 2019

Activities Celebrate Earth Day 2019 in the Florida Keys & Key West

With the global “Protect Our Species” theme for Earth Day 2019, it’s easy to participate in a variety of meaningful, memorable activities to “Connect & Protect” in the rich natural environment of the Florida Keys & Key West.