Hot Spot

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary | Feb. 20-25, 2020

Florida Keys, FL

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles surrounding the Florida Keys, south of Miami and westward to encompass the Dry Tortugas. The sanctuary protects magnificent, unique and nationally significant marine resources such as North America’s only coral barrier reef and more than 6,000 species of marine life. The most common impacts observed in the sanctuary are vessel impacts to submerged areas, marine debris issues and user conflicts.

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Upper Keys Service Project

Time: Friday, February 21 @ 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Contact: [email protected] 

Additional Details: Park entry is free for those participating in the cleanup event. Volunteers will gather at the Visitor Center and Aquarium at 1:00pm to register and then walk to the cleanup site. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, and bring bug spray and a reusable water bottle. Participants are welcome to bring their own gloves and buckets for debris storage. For more information or to sign up, visit

Community Outreach at the Nautical Flea Market

Time: Saturday, February 22 @ 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Founders Park, Islamorada

87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Contact: Nicole Uibel, [email protected], 305-797-7226

Lower Keys Service Project

Time: Monday, February 24 @ 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Fury Corinthian will depart from 631 Greene Street. Registration begins at 1:30pm.

Contact: Max Mungall, [email protected], 305.407.0656

Additional Details: Space on the vessel is limited to 20 passengers. If the number of participants exceeds space, additional cleanups will be organized and led by FKNMS, Surfrider, and BSA – details TBD. For more information or to sign up, visit


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