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Canal Restoration
Rhonda Haag
Sustainability Program Manager
Murray Nelson Center
102050 Overseas Hwy.
Suite 212
Key Largo, FL  33037

Ph: (305)453-8774

Next Canal Restoration Subcommittee Meeting

January 16th, 2015
9 a.m.

At The Marathon Government Center

Canal Restoration Public Outreach Seminar Series

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Many canals do not meet the State’s minimum water quality criteria and are a potential source of nutrients and other contaminants to near shore waters designated as Outstanding Florida Waters. Implementation of waste water treatment and storm water management systems will reduce loadings to the canals but will not completely eliminate the impaired water quality conditions. A Canal Management Master Plan is needed to develop a prioritization for canal restoration and develop feasible strategies to improve the water quality in the artificial canals in the Florida Keys. The county is developing the Master Plan, and is performing extensive field work, to better understand the water quality conditions of every canal in the county. This includes the canals in the municipalities.

The County BOCC has also approved moving forward with a series of canal restoration demonstration projects. The results will be used to further define restoration costs and for information in future grant applications to state and federal sources.

FIU Water Quality Monitoring Project for Demonstration of Canal Remediation Methods Florida Keys:

Data from FIU's water quality monitoring program of the demonstration canals in unincorporated Monroe County and the Village of Islamorada. Click Here to view the data.
Canal Restoration Sub-Committee Minutes and Related Topics:
  • June 14, 2013 
Meeting Agenda Minutes Attendance & Comments
  • July 12, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • July 26, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • August 22, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • September 27, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • October 18, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • December 12, 2013
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • January 31, 2014
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • February 28, 2014
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • April 11, 2014
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • July 15, 2014
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • November 21, 2014
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
  • January 16, 2015
Meeting Agenda Minutes  
Technical Information and Presentations:
Homeowner Questionnaire on Canals:
Eden Pines Canal YUK 001.JPG In November 2012, Monroe County, in association with AMEC, was awarded an EPA grant to complete a Canal Management Master Plan for the entire Keys. The effort is underway and is scheduled for completion by September 2013. The management plan will prioritize the water quality problems in all of the Keys canals and provide recommendations for appropriate remedial measures for each canal. The Master Plan will be a tool for all Keys managers to assist in planning and budgeting for canal water quality improvements. You can assist in the effort by completing the Homeowner Questionnaire. click here to download questionnaire
Updates on Canal Restoration Efforts:
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Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040