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8/16/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Growing flooding risks west of Fort Lauderdale and Miami on Wednesday triggered new emergency measures to deal with rising Everglades waters.
8/15/2017 1:00:00 AM
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8/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West Special Local Regulation.
8/9/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The clock is ticking on the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which could result in significant increases in property insurance rates in the Florida Keys.
8/9/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Continues Historic Investment in Florida's Iconic Spring Systems
8/9/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A Message from Sandy Moret
8/8/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A massive ocean outfall pipe intended to dump partially treated human waste in deep water far from Miami has instead been leaking in shallow water within a mile of tony Fisher Island for at least a year, an environmental group said Monday.
8/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
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No impacts from Tropical Storm Emily are expected within the Florida Keys.
7/31/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Two-day lobster sport season regulations and where you can lobster.
7/25/2017 1:00:00 AM
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It is a scene that is all too familiar, and has businesses and homeowners in South Florida cringing.
7/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
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7/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Monroe County has postponed the closing date for the last hand-collected toll on Card Sound Road from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.
7/21/2017 1:00:00 AM
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If another hurricane strikes South Carolina, Rep. Mark Sanford wants residents in private communities and neighborhoods with homeowners associations to be eligible for help cleaning up debris.
7/19/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners under a bill that a Florida real estate group called “devastating.”
7/19/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A giant technology company will release up to 20 million bacteria-filled, buzzing mosquitoes this summer in Fresno, California.
7/18/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The Coral Restoration Foundation sustains the world’s largest collection of ocean-nursery-raised corals, which in the wild are increasingly endangered by overfishing, agricultural runoff, warming water temperatures and ocean acidification.
7/18/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Florida International University will monitor Taylor Slough for four years to gauge impact of sending more clean freshwater to help reduce salinity levels in the bay. (Click above for full article)
7/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Our Turkey Point Pollution Project team is pleased to report progress toward the win-win solution: to have FPL construct cooling towers and abate the damaging pollution from their antiquated cooling canal system into Biscayne Bay. (Click above for the full article)
7/13/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The price to pay for spearing 320 spiny lobsters was a trip to jail Sunday — and hundreds of charges for seven out-of-state men. (Click above for the full article)
7/12/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Keys – June 30, 2016 – The importance of high quality drinking water cannot be understated and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) wants to make sure customers are informed about their water. (Click above for the full article)
7/11/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Diana Umpierre’s recent oped on deep injection wells being costly and a waste of water gets the facts wrong about an extremely effective tool in managing excess water that is commonly used in nearly every corner of the state. (Click above for the full article)
7/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The ORCA Office will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (click here for more info)
7/3/2017 5:00:00 AM
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7/3/2017 2:00:00 AM
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Scientists, military veterans and student citizen scientists took a dive Tuesday to increase the number of corals in the Lower Keys.
7/3/2017 1:00:00 AM
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During a hurricane you usually hear meteorologists refer to its intensity by categories. If you don't know the difference between a category 1 and a category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot breaks it down for you. (Click above to watch the video.)
6/27/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Big news broke in the butterfly world this week. (Click above for the full article)
6/26/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Support from the Florida Keys “made a very, very big impact” in persuading Florida lawmakers to approve a massive water-storage area south of Lake Okeechobee, state Sen. Anitere Flores said Wednesday. (Click above for the full article.)
6/26/2017 1:00:00 AM
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In Addressing the Hazardous Public Safety Issue on Card Sound Rd. Click above for the full article.
6/23/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Renewed Governing Board program, which eliminated 158 snakes in pilot phase, will begin phase II on Saturday, June 17. (Click above for the full article)
6/19/2017 1:00:00 AM
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6/19/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Every year when summer temperatures sizzle and the rest of South Florida heads inside, a dedicated crew of citizen scientists ventures into the buggy heat to do an increasingly difficult job: Count butterflies. (Click above for the full article)
6/16/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The last hand-collected toll at Card Sound Bridge is set for July 31. (Click above for the full article)
6/15/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Keys projects survived the governor’s veto pen. (Click above for the full article)
6/8/2017 1:00:00 AM
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In the Florida Keys, we have not experienced significant impacts from a hurricane since October 2005 (over 11 years). (Click above for the full article)
6/6/2017 1:00:00 AM
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It was typical of the dog park interactions one so often hears about: I thought to ask the pet’s name but not his owner’s. In this case, though, it wasn’t a dog park—or a dog.
6/5/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Every year we get to June and people start talking (or whispering) about hurricanes.(Click above for more information)
6/5/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Please be aware of the upcoming scheduled quarterly testing of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant's warning sirens. (Click above for full article)
6/1/2017 1:00:00 AM
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5/30/2017 1:00:00 AM
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5/26/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Federal forecasters expect an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes predicted to form. (Click above for the full article)
5/26/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light (FPL) aims to modernize its Dania Beach center and shut down a coal plant in Jacksonville. (Click above for the full article)
5/25/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Sunscreen is essential for all that summer fun outdoors, but some SPF products may contain chemical additives that can be harmful not only for you, but also for the environment you enjoy on summer travels. (Click above for the full article)
5/25/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Strong thunderstorms are no longer expected. (Click above for the full article)
5/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Two nights of seven kills mark unprecedented success for pilot program battling invasive predator. (Click above for the full article)
5/18/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Citronella grass is the most commonly used natural ingredient in mosquito repellents.(Click above for more information)
5/18/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Things are a bit quieter at the state capital, now that the year's legislative session is over. Many bills were left on the table, as always happens, but one that made it is being cheered by numerous environmental groups. (Click above for the full article)
5/17/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A strange phenomenon happens when you’re traveling on both the 18-Mile Stretch or Card Sound Road — the two roads leading in and out of the Keys. (Click above for the full article)
5/16/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Fla.—For people who prefer to avoid large, scary snakes, Tom Rahill’s routine won’t be of much use. (Click above for the full article)
5/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Months of negotiation and compromise over whether to build a deep-water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee ended in victory Tuesday for Senate President Joe Negron as the Florida House agreed to the Senate plan and sent the measure to the governor for his approval.
5/3/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A diver explores coral in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Scientists say the sea floor in parts of the region has eroded over the last eight decades. (Click above for the full article)
5/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The Florida Senate’s proposed billion-dollar water storage plan, which calls for the expedition of building of a large reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that would prevent harmful discharges into two rivers while providing clean water to the Everglades and ailing Florida Bay, is scheduled to go to the Senate floor for a vote this week. (Click above for full article)
4/13/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Video on how to survive an active shooter event. (Click above to watch the video)
4/11/2017 1:00:00 AM
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n ambitious plan in the Florida Senate to combat future instances of green slime upon Florida’s waters has been scaled back in the wake of opposition from the House, the sugar industry and Glades-area farm workers. (Click above for full article)
4/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Fishing guides in the Florida Keys turned to the tools of their trade to send a message to Tallahassee Thursday. (Click above for the full article)
4/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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4/4/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Much has been written about the impact of the proposed Everglades Agriculture Area reservoir on the Caloosahatchee and Indian rivers and the estuaries of our central coasts, but no place has more at stake from construction of the reservoir than the Florida Keys. (Click above for full article)
3/27/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Recent plans to release lab-reared mosquitoes could be titled a tale of two mosquitoes. (Click above for full article)
3/21/2017 4:00:00 PM
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Although no items are scheduled for discussion at Tuesday’s Key West City Commission meeting, the board will vote on construction projects, grant funding and possible regulations on the use of leaf blowers. (Click above for full article)
3/21/2017 4:00:00 AM
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Florida Bay needs a massive southern reservoir that treats and supplies fresh water — and funding needs to happen soon, says the Everglades Foundation. (Click above for full article)
3/15/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Gearing up for the largest coral restoration project ever in the Florida Keys. (Click above for the full article)
3/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Please note that the projected F2H infrastructure map is currently being updated.
3/2/2017 2:00:00 AM
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There have been many people who have been involved with the FPL Cooling Canal issues over the past several years. (Click above for the full article)
3/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
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As a nonprofit organization that works to safeguard South Florida’s clean water, we’ve been hearing a lot of public concerns about Florida Power & Light’s plans for Turkey Point.(Click above for full article)
3/1/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Deep Fiber Solutions will be working in the following areas. (Click above for full article)
2/27/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The Turkey Point nuclear plant sits on the southern edge of Miami-Dade, but that doesn't mean it's the only county affected by the Florida Power and Light plant. (Click above for full artcicle)
2/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Florida's largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement --- and say they would like to see more. (Click above for full article)
2/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Showers will be likely along with a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday Night across the Florida Keys and adjacent coastal waters.
2/21/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Beginning this morning, guardrails will be installed at all four corners of the Sunset Cay, East Snapper, and West Snapper Bridges. (Click above for the full article)
2/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Whether they took the brunt of Hurricane Matthew or experienced a rainy breeze, Florida Power & Light customers will spend the next year paying for the utility's response to the early October storm.
2/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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In case you haven’t heard, Japan’s Toshiba is in financial free-fall and is pulling its subsidiary Westinghouse out of the nuclear construction business due to massive losses.
2/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Industrialized fossil fuel and nuclear power plants run massive quantities of water continuously through the units in part to cool them down in order to prevent the consequences of overheating. (Click here for the full article)
2/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Water for America's Everglades (Click above for the full article)
2/1/2017 1:05:00 AM
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Everglades Coalition Supports SB 10, Applauds Florida Senator Rob Bradley for Restoration Leadership ( Click above for the full article)
2/1/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida’s Everglades.
1/30/2017 2:00:00 AM
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Congressman Francis Rooney, R-Naples, has joined the bipartisan Congressional Everglades Caucus, which is aimed at helping to restore Florida’s critical wetland ecosystem.
1/30/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Growing up in Indiana, Andrea Leal had never heard of mosquito control efforts, much less an entire government agency dedicated to eradicating the blood suckers.
1/30/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Public Safety is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their phone lines.
1/29/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Last week was the regular monthly ORCA board meeting and the second meeting of the Advisory Council this season, a forum that has come of age. (Click above for full article)
1/27/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Following up on his promise to release the details of the Senate plan to buy farm land for a water-storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee this month, Sen. Rob Bradley filed a 14-page bill Thursday that gives the South Florida Water Management district until ..(Click above for the full article)
1/26/2017 1:00:00 AM
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Earlier this month, environmentalists were aghast when the feds shot down a last-ditch effort to prevent Florida Power & Light from storing radioactive waste beneath Miami's underground water supply.
1/25/2017 2:00:00 AM
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1/25/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The squall line that passed through the Florida Keys provided wind gusts in the 40-50 mph range over the Keys proper through its entire length, although per radar imagery wind gusts may have exceeded 50 mph in the Sugarloaf Key area. (Click above for full article)
1/23/2017 1:00:00 AM
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There should be no doubt that the Florida Legislature should move forward with a sensible plan to create more water storage space south of Lake Okeechobee to achieve the goals of the multibillion-dollar Everglades cleanup effort. (Click above for the full article)
1/16/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The recent discovery of a stray dog infested with screwworm in the Homestead, Fla., area has motivated state... (click above for the full article)
1/12/2017 1:00:00 AM
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A plan to conduct a test release of one form of lab-reared mosquitoes could start in March, but the possible release date for a more controversial form is still unknown.
1/5/2017 4:00:00 AM
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The Stock Island desalination plant was such a marvel to technology that when it was dedicated in 1967, Vice President Hubert Humphrey traveled here and read a letter from the president.
1/4/2017 2:00:00 AM
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1/4/2017 1:40:00 AM
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Florida Keys – December 30, 2016 – Over the last 50 years the U.S. population has doubled, but our water consumption has tripled. With at least 40 states anticipating water shortages by 2024, the need to conserve water is critical.
1/4/2017 1:00:00 AM
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The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has asked federal nuclear regulators to not grant Florida Power & Light’s request for two new reactors at Turkey Point, citing FPL’s “poor track record.”
1/4/2017
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Let's bring in our New Year in a happy and safe way....(Click above for the full article)
12/30/2016 2:00:00 AM
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Issuance of Combined Licenses for FPL’s Turkey Point Units 6 and 7. (Click above for the full article)
12/30/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Despite mild coral bleaching this summer, there has been widespread coral disease from the Upper Keys to Miami.
12/28/2016 1:00:00 AM
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12/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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12/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Coral reefs in the Florida Keys and South Florida generally avoided a bleaching blight this summer, but some local reefs showed “widespread coral disease.”
12/20/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Join us in making the holidays a little brighter for children in need (Click above for the full flyer)
12/19/2016 2:00:00 PM
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“First Screwworm Infestation in Florida in 50 Years”
12/15/2016 4:00:00 PM
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In the waters off Key West, a bare underwater landscape is the new "normal."
12/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the federal government over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration greenlighting a British company’s plan to release millions of genetically-engineered mosquitoes in Monroe County.
11/29/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida wildlife officials expressed concern Wednesday that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida.
11/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A retired emergency responder, a community activist and a current sitting wastewater district board member expressed gratitude and relief after being elected to Key Largo posts last week and also outlined some goals for their terms.
11/21/2016 2:00:00 AM
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The debate about releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is far from over in the wake of two non-binding referenda on the Nov. 8 ballot.
11/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The state Department of Health has changed how it releases Zika cases in Florida, and as it turns out, there are more Zika cases in the Florida Keys than the public has been informed about, and they involve pregnant women.
11/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Monroe County commissioners say two new nuclear reactors should not even be considered at Turkey Point nuclear power plant until Florida Power and Light has resolved the issue of a plant-induced saltwater plume threatening the Florida Keys’ freshwater supply.
11/14/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Precint 33- Academy at Ocean Reef Results
11/10/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Click on the link above to view the ORPAC recommendations.
11/3/2016 3:00:00 AM
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The Primary Election has come and gone and your Ocean Reef Political Action Committee (ORPAC) has now researched the candidates in the General Election races that affect our community. (Click above for the full article)
11/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Twice this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency due to a toxic, blue-green algae in Lake Okeechobee that has made its way into Florida’s waterways and canals. (Click above for the full article)
11/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Though the New World screwworm outbreak has been seen only in the Lower Keys, efforts to widen the buffer zone of the flies that produce the worms are underway.
11/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Water flowing south through the Everglades and Florida Bay eventually reaches the Florida Keys, where an 11-day awareness campaign ends Nov. 6.
11/1/2016 1:00:00 AM
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10/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Even though the Key deer death toll had risen to 107 as of Friday, a bit of good news arrived this week. (Click above for the full article)
10/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The final step was taken Friday to bring Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes to the Florida Keys when a transfer agreement received unanimous approval from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. (Click above for the full article)
10/24/2016 5:00:00 AM
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New World screwworm flies have now caused the euthanization of nearly 10 percent of the endangered Key deer population... (Click above for the full article)
10/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed an observance to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, one of the worse fires in the U.S. (Click above for the full article)
10/20/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Efforts to drain Lake Okeechobee after the deluge of Hurricane Matthew could lead to more algae blooms and other pollution problems in coastal communities.
10/17/2016 1:00:00 AM
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This year’s seasonal king tides swelled again Thursday morning in South Florida, boosted by offshore currents from Hurricane Nicole. (Click above for the full article)
10/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
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10/14/2016 7:00:00 AM
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Dead and dying are two very different things. (Click above for the full article)
10/14/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Federal, state and Monroe County officials said aggressive efforts to eradicate the New World screwworm from Big Pine and No Name keys will begin Tuesday with the release of male-radiated flies imported from Panama. (Click above for the full article)
10/11/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The presence of the New World Screwworm was reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on October 3, 2016 after samples collected from a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key in Monroe County were tested and confirmed positive. (Click above for the full article)
10/10/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Information From the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. (Click above for the full article)
10/7/2016 10:00:00 AM
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Arriving to Ocean Reef this morning, it was great to see that only a few small trees tipped over and some branches were scattered along the sidewalks and road. (Click above for the full article)
10/7/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Click on the link above to download the printable survey.
10/6/2016 3:00:00 PM
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Please click on the link above to see the weather briefing from NWS Key West on Major Hurricane Matthew.
10/6/2016 12:00:00 PM
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When it comes to protecting pets, Dr. Courtney Blumer with the Marathon Veterinary Hospital said pet owners need to be vigilant in looking for screwworms. ( Click on the link above for the full article)
10/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Even though the Florida Keys weren’t in the forecast cone for Hurricane Matthew earlier in the week, effects of the storm could rain down in the Upper and Middle Keys on Thursday. ( Click on the link above for the full article)
10/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration, and telephones, may be unavailable. (Click above for the full article)
10/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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With the emergence of New World screwworm in the Lower Keys, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council has developed this Q&A to provide a resource to answer visitor questions about the disease. (Click above for the full article)
10/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm in Key deer from a (Click above for the full article)
10/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Please click on the link above to view ORCA's Hurricane Preparedness Plan.
10/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A pest that had been considered eradicated from the U.S. has re-appeared in the Lower Florida Keys. (Click above for the full article)
10/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A classic sportfishing photo scene -- a happy angler holding a just-caught sailfish before releasing it -- could become an expensive snapshot.
10/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light has started the process to draw back hyper-saline water generated from the Turkey Point nuclear power plant cooling canals that is threatening the Florida Keys water supply. (Click above for the full article)
10/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Residents and business owners in unincorporated Monroe County and the city of Key West will soon see sizable reductions in their flood insurance bills. (Click here for the full article)
10/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay was pointing out the features of the new $2.5 million Sikorsky helicopter destined to be the new air ambulance for the Florida Keys last week when he pointed to the tail number — N911RR. (Click above for the full article)
9/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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he Monroe County Commission last week approved its operating and infrastructure budgets for the 2016-17 fiscal year and an accompanying property tax rate that will cost property owners about $372 per $100,000 of assessed value. (Click above for the full article)
9/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A test project that could be used to locally battle the Zika virus and other tropical diseases, and the mosquitoes that carry them, has gained federal approval.
9/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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On the agenda for action at the Sept. 21 meeting for the Monroe County Commission is an item that has been discussed for years: abolishing the Upper Keys Health Care Taxing District, more commonly known as the trauma district. (Click above for the full article)
9/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved new recreational and commercial regulations for hogfish, a popular fish in the Florida Keys for catching and eating. (Click above for the full article)
9/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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From building cars to vacuuming floors, robots have made life easier and better. (Click above for the full article)
9/26/2016 1:00:00 AM
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In a December 2015 article for the Atlantic, author Andrea Wulf says, “Alexander von Humboldt revolutionized the Western conception of nature by describing it as an interconnected living web — and in doing so, inspired thinkers from Darwin to Thoreau.” (Click above for the full article)
9/26/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The death toll from diseases carried by mosquitoes is so huge that scientists are working on a radical idea. Why not eradicate them? (Click above for the full article)
9/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Lake Okeechobee's rising waters are pushing past the peak range intended to guard against flooding South Florida, and are expected to keep going up before the end of hurricane season.
9/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The Ocean Reef Political Action Committee will be interviewing candidates for the November Election September 19-20th and will send out information to you. If you haven’t registered to vote please do so immediately. (Click above for more information)
9/23/2016
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KEY WEST — Jon Rizzo became a meteorologist in part to understand his own fears about weather. (Click above for full article)
9/23/2016
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Water managers announced Thursday they would increase the dumping of water from Lake Okeechobee that over the summer spread guacamole-thick algae across the Treasure Coast.
9/20/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida's next Senate president plans to deliver 2.4 billion reasons for the politically powerful sugar industry to part with South Florida farmland needed to build a Lake Okeechobee reservoir. (Click above for the full article)
9/20/2016 1:00:00 AM
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On September 15th The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority joins, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, and businesses participating in Imagine a Day Without Water, an effort to educate the public about the value of water. (Click above for the full article)
9/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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MONROE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County and Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) hosted five door-to-door outreaches on mosquito bite prevention from Key West to Key Largo, including all military bases and housing in Key West. (Click above for full article)
9/7/2016
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To celebrate their Centennial Celebration, the Florida Engineering Society (FES) has designated nine outstanding "Engineering Projects of the Century" honoring the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA). (Click above for the full article)
9/2/2016
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The staff of the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is asking for public comment about its scientific research projects through Sept. 9. Follow the link within the article to contribute to the comment process. (Click above to view article)
8/29/2016
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In an effort to prevent future toxic algae from destroying coastal communities, incoming state Senate President Joe Negron earlier this month proposed buying 60,000 acres of sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee. (Click above to read full article)
8/27/2016
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State and federal agencies have reached a tentative agreement on law enforcement presence in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which calls for a significant decrease in funding. (Click above for full article)
8/26/2016
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Just under 400 people will be infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes in Florida by mid-September, and about 80 of them will develop symptoms, according to projections developed by an international team of scientists from the University of Florida and half a dozen other research institutions. (Click above for the full article)
8/24/2016 1:00:00 AM
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John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston was packed to standing room only Aug. 16 for a meeting about the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP). (Click above for more information)
8/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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As the number of Zika cases continues to rise in South Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several tips for staying safe. (Click above for more information)
8/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The Monroe County Extension Office of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has scheduled free one-hour Zika workshops for outdoor workers such as landscape staff.
8/16/2016 1:00:00 AM
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- The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today notified officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of the consequences of their continuing failure to control invasive plants that are wreaking havoc on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. (Click above for the full article)
8/12/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 (6:30AM – 8:30AM) ... (Click above for more information)
8/9/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Next Wednesday ,August 10th the FKAA ( Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority) is going to perform... (Click above for more information)
8/8/2016 1:00:00 AM
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FKEC will complete their rear yard electric line easement tree trimming.. (Click above for more information)
8/8/2016
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Click on the link above to view the ORPAC recommendations for the August Election.
8/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Four cases of Zika infection in Florida are very likely to have been caused by mosquitoes there, the State Department of Health said Friday — the first documented instances of local transmission in the continental United States. (Click above for more information)
7/30/2016 1:00:00 AM
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In March, state regulators announced that the Turkey Point nuclear power plant had been leaking dangerous saltwater into the Biscayne Bay, and possibly the Biscayne Aquifer, the county's largest source of drinking water, leaving local politicians aghast. (Click above for more information)
7/28/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A South Florida Water Management District operational plan will provide as much as 6.5 billion gallons more fresh water per year to Florida Bay beginning in September, according to the state entity. (Click above for more information)
7/28/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Road and boat traffic in Key Largo will be affected next week by the installation of a 120-foot concrete pedestrian bridge.
7/26/2016 1:00:00 AM
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At the end of the month, lobster hunters will descend upon the Florida Keys for the lobster sport season. (Click above for the full article)
7/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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It is important for all residents to obtain their “resident re-entry vehicle decal” in order to be allowed back into the county after an emergency event. (Click above for the full article)
7/19/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust have won a $250,000 grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign, the trust said Wednesday.
7/18/2016
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Weather Office in Key West Plays Vital Role During Island Storms (Click above for the full article)
7/12/2016 1:00:00 AM
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"Once again we are proud to present our annual drinking water report, covering all drinking water testing performed between January 1 and December 31, 2015." (Click above for more information)
7/6/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A letter to Jonathan Steverson. (Click above to view the letter)
7/6/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Several Monroe County elected officials were automatically sent back to office without opposition Friday when the weeklong period to qualify for the ballot this year was complete. Some races, however, are crowded -- there are 10 candidates for the Mosquito Control Board. (Click above for the full article)
7/1/2016 1:00:00 AM
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ORCA 2016 HOLIDAY WORK SCHEDULE FOR CONTRACTORS, SUB-CONTRACTORS, BUILDERS, TRADES, ETC.(Click above for more information)
7/1/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Oliver “Ollie” Kofoid is making a second run for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board.
6/24/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Kathryn Watkins is seeking her first term on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board.
6/24/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Improvements to freshwater-starved Florida Bay, where roughly 22,000 acres of sea grass died last summer, may take five to 10 years, according to South Florida Water Management District Director John Mitnik.
6/24/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Europe was good to Keys standup paddleboard star Seychelle Hattingh, and her performance there showed her appetite for winning is nowhere near satisfied.
6/23/2016 4:00:00 AM
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The Community Managers International Association Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge David Ritz for his tireless service as President of CMIA. (Click above for the full article)
6/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Of hearing the unfortunate news of the alligator attack in Orlando, it is natural for there to be concern; Ocean Reef is considered a very natural habitat for many species. (Click above for more information)
6/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light will have 10 years to clean up a massive underground plume of saltwater threatening drinking water well fields near its Turkey Point plant under a deal struck with state environmental regulators. (Click here above for the full article)
6/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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When undeliverable mail is returned to the elections office the voter is moved to inactive status. (Click above for more information)
6/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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ORPAC would like to remind everyone that absentee ballots will no longer be sent automatically
6/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Ocean Reef joins Monroe County, the State of Florida and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in their efforts to kill mosquitos that carry the Zika Virus.
6/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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This year’s rainy season could be one of the busiest and potentially most expensive since 2010 for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.
6/6/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light submitted plans last week it says will fix the controversial water issues surrounding its Turkey Point nuclear plant on Biscayne Bay.
5/31/2016 1:00:00 AM
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National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knobb slapped his hand down on a lectern as he spoke before a swath of county and city business leaders Monday about the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
5/31/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light Co. is working to develop a plan to remove hypersaline water near the cooling canal system at its Turkey Point Power plant complex.. (Click above for more information)
5/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power & Light has told state officials that it will put a four-year pause on its construction plans for two proposed nuclear power plants at its troubled Turkey Point site but it wants the state to waive a requirement that it prove the project is still “feasible” in order to charge customers in advance for it. (Click above for more information)
5/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Environmental Presentation Friday, May 20th 1-3pm Cultural Center (Click above for more details)
5/17/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida's water system and the FPL Turkey Point Cooling Canal. (Click above to watch the video)
5/6/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Scammers Continue to Target Electric Utility Consumers. (Click above for more information)
5/5/2016
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Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms for late this Afternoon & Evening, May 4, 2016 Issued May 4, 2016 – 10:00 am EDT
5/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, (Click above for more information)
5/2/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The failed Port Bougainville housing and marina project from the late 1970s and early 1980s that is located within Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park will soon be a thing of the past. ( Click above for more information)
5/2/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Days after issuing a controversial plan for managing the troubled cooling canal system at Turkey Point, state environmental officials have cited Florida Power & Light for threatening nearby drinking water supplies and ordered the utility to hammer out a fix to stop the spread of an underground plume of saltwater. (Click above for the full article)
4/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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With more than 50 known varieties of Mangrove Trees found around the world, there are only three mangrove tree species found in Florida. All of which can be found within the waterways of Ocean Reef creating a beautiful home for an array of wildlife. ( Click above for more information)
4/25/2016 2:00:00 AM
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday rejected a judge's recommended order... (Click above for more information)
4/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Zika-carrying bugs remain top priority, but others more common. (Click above for more information)
4/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Monroe County government officials used what would have been a routine meeting with the governor and Florida Cabinet last week to express their concerns about Turkey Point nuclear power plant impacting the Florida Keys water supply.
4/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Everyday should be Earth Day, but since it's not make sure you do your part today!
4/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Power and Light’s presentation before the Monroe County Commission on Wednesday did little to appease commissioners’ and residents’ concerns about Turkey Point nuclear power plant’s potential impact on the Florida Keys’ water supply.
4/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Do you know who to call to report things that are amiss? Here is a little guide to some of the ORCA staff members who are here to help.(Click above for more information)
4/19/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The main topic of ORCA’s Annual Meeting was Dewey’s update on the internet improvement project. ( Click above for more information)
4/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Hurricanes are tropical cyclones in which winds reach a constant speed of at least 74mph and may gust in excess of 200mph.
4/15/2016 1:05:00 AM
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Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that sets up the framework for the state to direct as much as $25 million a year to the Florida Keys for water-quality and land-conservation projects.(Click here for more information)
4/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A new state law committing a portion of Amendment 1 money to Everglades restoration became official Thursday. (Click above for more information)
4/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Acquiring land for water storage south of Lake Okeechobee urgent priority. (Click above for more information)
4/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Following this year’s Annual Meeting, we have updated our ORCA Committees list, and we also welcome Nanette Elenbaas and Gary List as our newest Board of Directors. (Click above for more information)
4/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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While the FDA has released a preliminary finding of no significant impact from a proposed test of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, many in the neighborhood where the test would take place are opposed to the plan. (Click above for more information)
4/12/2016 1:05:00 AM
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The campaign to save Florida Bay should move to the ballot box (Click above for more information)
4/12/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Easter is over, and soon many of you will head to other homes. (Click above for more information)
3/30/2016 1:00:00 AM
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3/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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When Florida’s largest power company added two nuclear reactors to an existing plant that sat between two national parks — Biscayne Bay and the Everglades — (Click above for more information)
3/24/2016 1:00:00 AM
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This rain chart compares rainfall amounts from previous years with the current year. (Click above for more information)
3/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The Parkinson's Support Group Meets on April 8th, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at The Medical Center. (Click above for more information)
3/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Good Friday HOLIDAY Friday March 25, 2016
3/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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There are many things that make the Ocean Reef Community special. Due to our busy lifestyles some of the most obvious are often overlooked. One of our most valuable resources is a natural one, Mangrove trees. (Click above for more information)
3/14/2016 1:15:00 AM
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Recent news reports have prompted questions about the movement of water from Florida Power and Light’s (FPL’s) Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant cooling canals and the potential effects on the Florida Keys Water Supply. (Click above for more information)
3/14/2016 1:00:00 AM
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What is arguably America’s least-well-placed nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea.(Click above for more information)
3/9/2016 1:00:00 AM
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An ongoing probe of pollution in South Florida's groundwater has identified a potential threat to the FL Keys' primary source of drinking water. (Click above for more information)
3/9/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Radioactive ‘tracer’ detected at up to 215 normal levels near canals. (Click above for more information)
3/8/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A University of Alabama faculty member has been commissioned by the National Parks Service to create a map of Florida Bay in Everglades National Park.
3/7/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Environmental activists are targeting the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation over its ownership of the U.S. Sugar Corporation, which critics blame for environmental degradation in the Everglades (Click above for more information)
3/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Though the Florida Keys has so far evaded the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has infected 37 people in Florida as of Feb. 27, local physicians and health officials are beginning to encourage pregnant women to take some preventative measures.
3/4/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Florida Keys residents are getting an early start on voting to skip the actual March 15 election day. (Click above for more information)
3/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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There will be a guest speaker at next week's Parkinson's Support Group meeting. (Click above for more information)
3/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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School board veteran Andy Griffiths called the financial consequences catastrophic if Florida Keys voters fail to approve the renewal of a half-mill school tax on the March 15 ballot. (Click above for more information)
2/26/2016 1:00:00 PM
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is is a reminder that the State of Florida Tornado Drill was moved to today, Feb. 26, 2016, for 10:10 AM EST.
2/26/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Alligators in Florida's Everglades National Park are in trouble: They are remarkably thin, weighing 80 percent of what they should, and they are growing much more slowly. (Click above for more information)
2/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Turkey Point cooling canals dump 600,000 pounds of salt into aquifer daily. (Click above for more information)
2/23/2016 1:00:00 AM
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This report was prepared under an agreement between Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami. (Click above for more information)
2/22/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Dr. Stephen Davis, the Everglades Foundation’s Ecologist, participated in a Florida Bay Science Coordination meeting on Monday, February 8. (Click above for more information)
2/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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A bipartisan caucus in the U.S House of Representatives — on climate change? Yes, this is really happening. (Click above for more information)
2/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Chairwoman Penny Stamps thanked the board members, volunteers, guests and especially the sponsors who made the show possible. (Click above for more information)
2/15/2016 2:00:00 PM
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Managed by the Florida Department of Health, and will answer questions on the Zika virus and the state’s preparedness efforts. (Click above for more information)
2/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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High salinity levels at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point plant’s cooling canals on the edge of Biscayne Bay caused the American crocodile population nesting numbers to significantly dwindle over the past season (Click above for more information)
2/11/2016 4:00:00 AM
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2/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Comcast is currently experiencing an area wide outage in the Florida Keys. (Click above for more information)
2/5/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. The virus has recently spread to the Americas. (For more information click above)
2/3/2016 1:00:00 AM
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On Jan 28 a group of intrepid explorers from Ocean Reef traveled to the Everglades to learn more about the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. (Click above for more information)
2/1/2016 1:00:00 AM
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1/29/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The registration for the U.S. Customs Local Boater Option (LBO) will take place on Thursday, March 3rd! (Click above for more information)
1/29/2016 1:00:00 AM
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2016 Election Day Dates, 2016 Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline, 2016 Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline, 2016 Early Voting Period, 2016 Candidate Qualifying Period, Scheduled County and Municipal Elections (Click above for more information)
1/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Miami-Dade County is investigating whether water from Florida Power & Light’s industrial cooling canals at Turkey Point have seeped into Biscayne Bay. (Click above for more information)
1/27/2016 1:00:00 AM
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The Ocean Reef Coast Guard Auxiliary will again present the course, "Suddenly in Command" on February 18, 2016 from 3-5 pm in the Tarpon room.
1/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
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1/21/2016 1:00:00 AM
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1/20/2016 1:00:00 AM
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As we enter 2016, the Ocean Reef Political Action Committee (ORPAC) continues to work to make sure your voice is heard, and the interests of Ocean Reef members are protected. (Click above for more information)
1/18/2016 1:00:00 AM
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There is a gentleness to Ocean Reef - you cannot miss it. People here love family, two and four legged - feathers, too. (Click above for more information)
1/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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1/15/2016 1:00:00 AM
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Know the rules before you fly. (Click above for more information)
12/29/2015 1:00:00 AM
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We gratefully pause to wish you a warm and Happy Holiday Season!
12/23/2015 1:00:00 PM
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The Federal Aviation Administration (the "FAA") provides that any drones used for recreational purposes are considered model aircraft. (Click above for more information)
12/15/2015 3:00:00 AM
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Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella) grows in the Florida Keys and Everglades.(Click above for more information)
12/15/2015 1:00:00 AM
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The aptly named Poisonwood Tree (Metopium toxiferum) is intensely virulent and is found from Key West north to Stuart and across the Everglades and Big Cypress. (Click above for more information)
12/15/2015 1:00:00 AM
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Rules apply to consumer devices greater than one half a pound. (Click above for more information)
12/15/2015 1:00:00 AM
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The Rules listed in the Dog Park article sent on December 10 included a mention of dog treats. This is incorrect. (Click above for more information.)
12/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
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ValleyCrest is hosting a December Palm Tree Tour! (Click above for more information)
12/9/2015 1:00:00 PM
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Monroe County needs your help! (Click above for more information)
12/9/2015 1:00:00 PM
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There are 15 million children living in poverty in our country (Click above for more information)
12/7/2015 9:00:00 AM
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Please Respect the Holiday Work Schedule (Click above for more information)
12/2/2015 1:00:00 PM
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The staff of the Ocean Reef Community Association would like to wish all of our residents a very happy Thanksgiving holiday (Click above for more information)
11/26/2015 4:00:00 AM
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One of the privileges you have as an ORCA member is clearing both guests and contractors through the Front Gate. (Click above for more information)
11/19/2015 4:00:00 PM
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ORCA has a brochure, available at the front gate, from Public Safety Officers, the Public Safety Building and in the ORCA office. (Click above for more information)
11/19/2015 4:00:00 PM
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Does your email box look like santa's sleigh before he takes off on Christmas Eve? (Click above for more information)
11/19/2015 11:00:00 AM
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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect (Click above for more information)
11/11/2015 2:00:00 PM
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Ocean Reef Coast Guard Auxiliary teams up with the US Coast Guard Islamorada (Click above for more information)
11/10/2015 2:00:00 PM
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Beginning with bills sent in November 2015, FKEC will implement a rate restructure. The bill explanation below follows the new rates as of November.
11/9/2015 1:00:00 PM
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The Ocean Reef Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a new course, "Suddenly in Command" on November 18, 2015 from 3-5 pm at the Tarpon room. (Click above for more information)
11/9/2015 1:00:00 PM
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FKEC Rate Change Starting November 2015-Free First 1000 kWH! (Click above for more information)
11/2/2015 12:10:00 PM
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Assessments to be Reviewed at its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015
10/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
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ORCA offers a mandatory registration service of all privately owned golf carts operated on Ocean Reef. Golf carts may be registered at the Ocean Reef Public Safety Department or the ORCA Office. (Click above for more information)
10/19/2015 2:45:00 PM
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The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has initiated a new program to call residents and businesses in the Florida Keys (Click above for more information)
10/15/2015 9:35:00 AM
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Meter Surge Protection Available NOW by calling Florida Keys Electric Cooperative (FKEC) - (Click above for more information)
10/15/2015 9:25:00 AM
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Monroe County has five elected Constitutional Officers. Over the next several issues of TORN these elected officials will be featured. (click above for more information)
10/8/2015 3:00:00 PM
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The Villa Cay project which involves burying the overhead electric lines in the Villa Cay community (click above for more information)
9/28/2015 9:00:00 AM
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Over the past three weeks, workers have been removing the existing concrete docks (click above for more information)
9/18/2015 3:00:00 PM
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Unfortunately, the paving work had to be canceled and has been rescheduled for this Sunday (click above for more information)
9/18/2015 2:00:00 PM
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We are removing the invasive tree vines that are located on the right-hand side as you leave the front gate. (click here for more information)
9/18/2015 1:50:00 PM
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There has been a last minute schedule change for the CPR & AED classes. (Click above for more information)
9/11/2015 11:20:00 AM
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Hello, my name is Debbie Saylor. I'm pleased to provide TORN its second article from the newly formed (click above for more information)
9/10/2015 3:40:00 PM
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Occasionally we will bring you interesting stories for Ocean Reef's rich past. Below is a little history from 1965's Hurricane Betsy. (click above for more information)
9/10/2015 3:40:00 PM
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This Thursday, September 10th starting at 6 p.m. there will be construction at the 4-way intersection (click above for more information)
9/9/2015
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Greetings from ORCA, Whether you are on or off The Reef, you likely have heard that Tropical Storm Erika (click here for more information)
8/30/2015 3:00:00 PM
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After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration (click above for more information)
8/30/2015 2:15:00 PM
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Due to the recent threat of potential tropical storm Erika ORCA is requesting that you (click above for more information)
8/28/2015
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Saturday September 5, 2015 and Monday September 7, 2015 - NO CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL BE ALLOWED (click above for more information)
8/27/2015 4:45:00 PM
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Comcast is committed to keeping you informed about any network maintenance that has the potential to affect your services. (clcik above for more information)
8/19/2015 3:50:00 PM
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New crosswalk striping for the golf course placed freshly over the new pavement on Ocean Reef Dr. (click above for more information)
8/18/2015 11:20:00 AM
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ACE Committee, A Committee of Line Level Officers. Public Safety Director Tim James- (click above for more information)
8/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
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Do you remember the captain who fell overboard and was saved at sea in the Bahamas this past Spring? (click above for more information)
8/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
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Eastern Miami-Dade and Broward counties have fallen into extreme drought conditions, water managers warned Thursday. (click above for more information)
8/6/2015 1:00:00 PM
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Rain Comparison 2011 - 2015 January - July. We keep accurate records at our water and sewer plant near the airport. Below are some multi-year statistics from our plant. 7 Month Rain Chart. (click here for more information)
8/4/2015 11:45:00 AM
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Consist of 130 miles of transmission line from Florida City to Key West leaving Florida City at 36 inch in diameter to Tavernier then 30 inch diameter into Marathon..-more. (click above for more information)
7/30/2015 11:30:00 AM
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A “Force Main Replacement Project” is underway, which is boring for new pipe to replace old -more. (Click above for more information)
7/30/2015 10:25:00 AM
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On average, South Florida’s wet season begins around May 20 and ends around October 13, lasting for about 21 weeks. What you can do: Ask your landscaper - more (click above for more information)
7/23/2015 10:30:00 AM
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On the golf cart path from Harbor green to the water garden, tree roots have been removed (click above for more information)
7/22/2015 2:00:00 PM
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A new curb between the golf cart path and the landscaping has been put in (click above for more information)
7/17/2015 3:55:00 PM
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Please walk against traffic and bike with traffic. While walking against traffic..(click here for more information)
7/16/2015 3:55:00 PM
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The 4-way intersection- Ocean Reef Drive and Anchor Drive is being paved. (click above for more information)
7/13/2015 4:20:00 PM
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Dog waste doesn't biodegrade like wild animal waste. . It sticks around for a long time. (click above for more information)
7/13/2015 1:15:00 PM
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ORCA will begin its summer road paving project July 14th, weather permitting. (click above for more info)
7/13/2015 9:15:00 AM
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The Salt Marsh Mosquito is our most common mosquito in the Florida Keys. (click above for more information)
7/9/2015 9:55:00 AM
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Floating Docks E and F. Ocean Side Mangrove pruning, Marina Village, Welcome Center/Permit Office, Caloosa Court and South Harbor Drive and Cart Paths. (Click above for more info)
6/24/2015
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Preparedness through the Season, During the Storm, After the Storm and Home Preparedness. (click above for more info)
6/16/2015 8:50:00 AM
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New Marine Reserve at Biscayne National Park to Protect Coral Reefs and Replenish Fish Populations (click above for more info)
6/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
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We are aware that some members are confused about ORCA`s policy for including personal photos in the 2016 directory. To be clear, the policy is as follows: (click above for more info)
6/8/2015 9:45:00 AM
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Floridians know that it pays to plan ahead. This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week (click above for more info)
5/28/2015 12:00:00 PM
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The National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Hunter aircraft. (click here for more info)
5/11/2015 10:45:00 AM
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Please join us at our monthly luncheon meeting for a presentation by Congressman Carlos Curbelo!
5/5/2015 2:00:00 PM
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4/15/2015 8:40:00 AM
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4/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
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4/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
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Hooshir - Prize winning a cappella group from Indiana University - Thursday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cultural Center - complementary
3/16/2015 5:00:00 PM
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The ribbon was cut this week for a new on-site Monroe County permit office to facilitate the workflow at Ocean Reef. Alan Goldstein, who championed this project for many years, cut the ceremonial ribbon with County Commissioners Sylvia Murphy and David Rice. (click above for more)
3/4/2015 10:40:00 AM
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Sometimes ORCA Has No Easy Answers. Iguanas and the Whitefly, Island in the Sound ,Tough Calls, Opening the Gate to Paradise and Public Safety on the case. (click above for more)
3/2/2015 10:15:00 AM
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Although there is very little written history, the elements of today’s Public Safety began in the 1950’s and 1960’s. (click above for more)
2/26/2015 4:10:00 PM
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What's going on with the Speed Limit on CR905? The speed limit on 905 is temporarily 45 mph both northbound and southbound. County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy advises even though the bike lane pavement is five feet wide, the contractor marked the bike lane for four feet. The speed limit when a bike lane is four feet wide is only 45 mph; the speed limit for a five foot bike lane can be 55 mph. Once the lines have been corrected, the speed limit will return to 55 mph.
2/26/2015 4:00:00 PM
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Coyote Sightings at Ocean Reef Yes, as you may have determined by recent articles in TORN, we live in nature! (click above for more)
2/18/2015 9:00:00 AM
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How the Cats Saved the Rats A heated confrontation has embroiled pet owners, cat lovers, and the Crocodile Lakes Wildlife Refuge. The issues were aired in a meeting on November 10th with the Regional Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System. (click above for more)
2/10/2015 2:00:00 PM
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Where else but at the benefit called "CATWALK", would you see animals strutting on a runway, male models stirring up the crowd, the latest fashion trends on stunning models, adorable pets appearing in their splendor and all for a good cause? (click above for more)
2/9/2015 8:00:00 AM
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Did you know? 1. Grayvik Center offers veterinary services along with flea and tick products, heartworm preventative, and veterinary prescription diets. (click above for more)
1/28/2015 9:00:00 AM
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Sculpt Your Pet Work with terra-cotta clay to capture your pet's appearance and personality. All skill levels welcome and individualized instruction will be tailored to meet each person's ability.February 9,10,11; 9:00-4:00. Sign up for 1, 2, or 3days. For details call the Art League- 367-2359; signup by February 2.
1/23/2015 4:00:00 PM
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ORCA Trucks You probably have no idea how many vehicles it takes for ORCA to fulfill its mission: pick-up trucks, garbage trucks, panel trucks, public safety vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, and more. (click above for more)
1/23/2015 8:15:00 AM
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ORCA Trucks You probably have no idea how many vehicles it takes for ORCA to fulfill its mission: pick-up trucks, garbage trucks, panel trucks, public safety vehicles, fire trucks, (click on title for more)
1/15/2015 9:00:00 AM
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Front Gate: Do You Know who You Are Clearing? One of the privileges you have as an ORCA member is clearing both guests and contractors through the Front Gate. Most of the time homeowners use (click above for more)
1/15/2015 9:00:00 AM
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Be Alert to Toads, if your Dog Bites or Licks One it can be Hazardous to your Pet's Health On Friday, November 14, a dog owner at Ocean Reef lost his beloved pet, "Our 12-pound Jack Russell was in the yard in the early morning. She got into a fracas with a large toad and bit the toad. We separated (click above for more)
12/19/2014
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting repairs on US Highway 1 just north of the Jewfish Creek Bridge that will necessitate closures of the northbound lanes at night. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Card Sound Road with the regular north bound bridge toll lifted and limited to local traffic only. Speed limits will be reduced for southbound traffic during construction. The following are the project details: January 26-29, and February 2-6, 2015 8:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. Mile Markers 108 - 112
12/2/2014 10:00:00 AM
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Biscayne National Park Committee-Members from our Community are Talking Turkey, Point that is (click above for more information
11/28/2014 12:00:00 PM
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2015 ORCA Phone Books are here! They are available at the ORCA & Public Safety Offices. You are allowed 2 books per property and additional books are $5 each
11/21/2014 1:00:00 PM
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Wynn's at Ocean Reef is Back! Open daily beginning Friday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
10/7/2014 8:00:00 AM
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“A Unique Way of Life”… “a refuge from the clamor and demands of the world beyond our boundar-ies”…”the reassurance of world-class security and public safety”…”a place where privacy is paramount, security is assured, and family comes first”. click on above title for more
9/25/2014 8:00:00 AM
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Discombobulated? Changes in Ocean Reef Cart Paths Last spring when I arrived at my summer home (click above for more info)
9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
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Your Amazon.com Purchase can help ORCAT There is an easy new way for you to help ORCAT! (click on above title for more)
9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
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How Ocean Reef Can Help Restore Reefs. In the 1980's Carysfort Reef was known as the crown jewel of the Florida Keys. (click on above for more)
9/8/2014 8:00:00 AM
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Letter from Superintendent Brian Carlstrom updating the progress of the General Management Plan (click on above title for more)
9/5/2014 10:00:00 AM
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2014 General Election Your Ocean Reef Political Action Committee (ORPAC) began their General Election research (click on title above for more)
9/4/2014 2:00:00 PM
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North Key Largo Utility Corporation Capital Credits North Key Largo Utility Corporation (NKLUC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides sewer service to the Ocean Reef and Angler’s Club communities. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE!
8/20/2014 8:00:00 AM
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We have added a new cart path on Marina Drive which will allow us to have 2 one way cart paths. Please keep a watchful eye out. This weekend will be very busy and our Public Safety officers will be out...PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE
8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM
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Golf Cart Safety Reminder Ocean Reef is a very unique community that utilizes the golf cart as a primary method of transportation. The use of golf carts is ecologically pleasing as well as fun, but particularly during the holidays, we would like to reinforce some of the rules and regulations of golf cart use. All private carts should be registered through Public Safety. CLICK ON ABOVE TITLE FOR MORE
8/8/2014 8:00:00 AM
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Serious Business The proposed Biscayne Park fishing restrictions could have disastrous and long-lasting consequences for our Ocean Reef Community Just say NO to a “no fishing zone” At the Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 17, David Ritz (ORCA president) and Russ Fisher (Chairman of the Environmental Committee) convinced me that fighting a proposed “no-fishing zone” in the Biscayne Park waters just 4 miles off Ocean Reef is serious business. Every CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO
8/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
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Security Reminders from Your Public Safety Department The Ocean Reef Community has been synonymous with safety and security. While your community is still safe, and security is always working, the Pubic Safety Department would like to reaffirm our thoughts to you about how to we can work together to ensure everyone’s security. CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE!
8/4/2014 12:15:00 PM
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Has the Iguana population increased at Ocean Reef? If you hang out too long on the 5thhole of the Dolphin Course, you might have reason to think so. But Greg Lunsford, our Ocean Reef Community Association’s VP, assures us the number has not changed. Surprisingly some residents enjoy having these grotesque but harmless (except to your flowers) creatures in their yards. However, If you are not one of the pro-iguana crowd, call your Pest Control Company or the ORCA office and they will arrange removal by a Pest Control agent ….CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE!
7/21/2014 11:00:00 AM
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ORCA is improving Marina Drive and the cart paths in that area. Road work will continue through the beginning of August with periodic road closures. During the day one lane of Marina Drive will be closed and one lane open. Traffic will be re-routed during this time so that access to all areas will available. The windy cart path in front of Marina Village will remain open in both directions and all carts are encourage to use it during construction. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the improvements will be worth it!...CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE!
7/21/2014
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Your Ocean Reef Political Action Committee (ORPAC) will begin their election research and interview process shortly. ORPAC will be sending their recommendations prior to each election. Since most voters at Ocean Reef are away during the summer, voting by absentee ballot is very popular. This year there is a change in the way the Supervisor of Elections Office is accepting absentee ballot requests. They can no longer accept the request by phone....CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE!
7/21/2014
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Preparing for Hurricane Season June 1 Through November 30 Hurricane season is here again and as we have learned over the years, predictions of active or inactive hurricane seasons don’t always pan out so well. This means that we all need to be prepared in the event that a hurricane does impact our community this year. Most of you have experienced at least one and usually several hurricanes and have a good plan of action for yourself and your family. Below are a few hurricane preparation reminders as we begin the new hurricane season....CLICK ON THE TITLE TO READ MORE!
7/21/2014