Everyone was invited to learn more about the condition of the coral reef, the Lower Keys fishery and economic impacts of water based tourism from the experts on Thursday August 22nd at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street. The event was sponsored by Last Stand and Keys Keeper.
Admission was free, and the event was well-attended.
Presentations by the Guest Panel
Please see these links to view the presentations provided by our guest panel.
- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Regulations, Permitting and Socioeconomic Monitoring, presented by Sean Morton, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
- Coral Reef Conditions & Restoration Programs, presented by Dr. David Vaughan, Executive Director of Mote Tropical Research Laboratory
- The Flats Fishery of the Florida Keys, presented by Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Operations of the Bonefish Tarpon Trust
- Key West Harbor, presented by Eric Bush, Chief of the Planning and Policy Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jenna Stauffer, Host of Channel 19 Good Morning Florida Keys, moderated the panel and questions from the audience following the presentations.
Last Stand appreciates the involvement of the community and the participants in this initiative.