Maintain the EcoSystem

Our wildlife lives on a delicately balanced eco-system. Our job is to maintain this balance.

Promote, Preserve & Protect

Last Stand has been organized to promote, preserve, and protect the quality of life in the city of Key West, the Florida Keys and their environs, with particular emphasis on the natural environment.

Photo taken by Last Stand member:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Photo taken by Last Stand member:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Photo taken by Last Stand member:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Is your beach safe for swimming?

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Minutes ~ Annual Meeting 2020

LAST STAND ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES January 30, 2020  -  Eco-Discovery Center, Key West Board members present: Mark Songer, Bill Hunter, Dottie Moses, D. A. Aldridge, Don DeMaria, Ann Olsen, Joyce Newman, Dora DeMaria and alternate members Naja Girard...

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Letter to Monroe County re: County Charter

Letter to Monroe County re: County Charter

January 19, 2021 Via Email: Monroe County Commissioners RE: Agenda Item M2: Discussion on County Charter Dear County Commissioners: Last Stand will be closely following the BOCC’s discussion on the issue of charter vs. non-charter county.  At this time, Last Stand has...

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2021 Annual Board Meeting

Join us for our virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30pm.  Please feel free to invite your friends – it’s an open meeting – anyone interested may join us. Here is the Zoom Webinar link → https://zoom.us/j/93674712423 and also listed below. Last Stand...

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Letter to Monroe County BOCC regarding 300 Additional ROGOs

Letter to Monroe County BOCC regarding 300 Additional ROGOs

January 19, 2021 Dear County Commissioners: Last Stand represents hundreds of residents concerned about environmental and quality of life issues in the Florida Keys. Last Stand has and continues to be opposed to the additional ROGOs offered by Governor Scott's 2018...

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Farewell 2020

Farewell 2020

[Photo Cred: Keys Last Stand member, Lynne Bentley-Kemp]   In wishing 2020 farewell, we are excited about our upcoming annual board meeting on January 26th, held via Zoom. We are honored to have Dr. Rachel Goldstein, Executive Director of Miami Waterkeeper as our...

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Affordable Housing Position Statement

Affordable Housing Position Statement

October 26, 2020 Last Stand has been asked to provide a “solution” to the affordable housing situation in the Keys.  Given that Last Stand is a volunteer organization, we have neither the resources nor the ability to dictate housing policy in the Keys. Because the...

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Last Stand Needs Board Members

We are looking for part-time and full-time residents who want to participate with Last Stand board members to promote, protect and preserve the quality of life and environment of the Florida Keys. Time committment is for a 2 hour meeting twice per month. Currently we meet the Monday before the First and Third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 12:30 pm at the Key West branch of Monroe County Library.