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Posted on: January 20, 2022

KOEHN AND BIG PINE SHORES ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

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The Koehn and Big Pine Shores Roadway and Drainage Improvements project on Big Pine Key is underway. It includes culvert drainage installation, milling, overlaying existing road surfaces with asphalt concrete pavement, regrading roadway shoulders as drain...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

COUNTY AND PARTNERS REMOVE 80 DERELICT VESSELS FROM KEYS WATERS IN 2021

A 42 foot boat with heavy sea growth sits on land after being removed from local waters.

Monroe County’s Marine Resources Derelict Vessel Program removes an average of 60 derelict vessels each year in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement and pre-qualified marine con...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

KEY LARGO ROCK HARBOR CANAL #84 RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY THROUGH MARCH 2022

Orange barriers are placed at the entrance of canal 84 to start the restoration project

Monroe County is underway with its water quality improvement and restoration project on canal #84 in Rock Harbor in Key Largo. The work includes organic material removal and backfill of the deeper areas and is funded by a Florida Department of Environment...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

STILLWRIGHT POINT & TWIN LAKES NEIGHBORHOODS INCLUDED IN STATEWIDE RESILIENCE PLAN

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

The Dept. of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday two Key Largo neighborhood flood mitigation projects for more than $5 million in funding have been included in the state’s first-ever Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise and Resilience Pl...

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Posted on: December 5, 2021

VOLUNTARY HOME BUYOUT PROGRAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Monroe County extended the registration deadline for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Voluntary Home Buyout Program until further notice. Property owners who qualify for the program will receive market value for their property.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM AWARDED $975,000 GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

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The Monroe County Public Library system was awarded a record-breaking American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant for $975,469. This is the greatest amount awarded to a Florida library and the highest ever bestowed to Monroe's libraries. The 100 percen...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

COMMISSIONER RASCHEIN APPOINTED POLICY LEADER OF TWO FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES COMMITTEES

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Monroe County Commissioner Holly Merrill Raschein received a mid-year appointment as a Policy Leader on the Presidential Select Committee on Preemption and on the Water and Environmental Sustainability (WES) Committee.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

MONROE COUNTY ANNOUNCES MARINA PUMP-OUT OUTFITTING PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL MARINA OWNERS

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the Marina Pump-Out Outfitting Program (MPOOP) at today’s regularly scheduled meeting to reduce pollutant discharges from liveaboard vessels by expanding the number and use of sewage pump-out facili...

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