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Posted on: May 18, 2022

KEVIN KOPP, CUDJOE KEY TRANSFER STATION, NAMED COUNTY'S EMPLOYEE OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2022

Kopp joins the County Commissioners standing in room to accept award.

Kevin Kopp, who works the scale at the Cudjoe Key Transfer Station for the Solid Waste Department, was named Monroe County’s employee of the first quarter for 2022. On Wednesday in Key West, he was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

COUNTY HOSTS PUBLIC INPUT TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR FY23 STRATEGIC PLAN PRIORITIES

Matthews stands in front of room with projector with question on it.

Along with hosting numerous in-person meetings with local rotary, chamber, and property owner’s association groups, Monroe County will be hosting several in-person town hall meetings to provide the public the opportunity to give feedback and inp...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

THE AREA FORMERLY KNOWN AS BIG PINE KEY SWIMMING HOLE HAS A NEW NAME: PINE CHANNEL NATURE PARK

Boardwalk at Pine Channel Park overlooking water with tree in background

For the past year, Monroe County has been improving the property at the west end of Big Pine Key, formerly known as the Big Pine Key Swimming Hole, with funding from the Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of Transportation. The park wi...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

WILKINSON POINT AT HARRY HARRIS PARK REOPENS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA REPAIRS

A silhouette of four people with fishing poles at the park at sunrise

Monroe County is pleased to announce the reopening of Wilkinson Point at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. The point was closed following extensive damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. Through the hard work of Monroe County staff and project manager Suzi Rub...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

KEY LARGO: HARRY HARRIS PARK BEACH AREA & PLAYGROUND CLOSED FOR BEACH JETTY REPAIRS

Sign in front of gate announcing the closure

The beach area and playground at Harry Harris Park in Key Largo is closed for repairs and will remain closed until the construction of the beach jetty is completed. The boat ramp and ballfields will remain open.

“The County understands that any cl...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

AREA OF CRITICAL STATE CONCERN ANNUAL REPORT APPROVED BY GOVERNOR & CABINET

Dane Eagle stands at lectern facing the Cabinet for presentation

Monroe County's designation as an Area of Critical State Concern was re-approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis at today's Cabinet meeting in Tallahassee. Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity (DEO), presented progress...
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Posted on: March 22, 2022

MONROE COUNTY ACCEPTS DONATED 200-YEAR-OLD LOGBOOK RECORDING THE FOUNDING OF KEY WEST

5 people stand around the open logbook, a picture of the schooner is next to the book

On Sunday, March 20, the Monroe County Library System accepted the donation of the 200-year-old original logbook of LCDR M.C. Perry’s voyage on the U.S. Schooner Shark, in which he documents the claiming of the Florida Keys for the United States...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

MICHELLE ROBINSON, SENIOR BIOLOGIST, NAMED MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER 2021

Michelle Robinson accepts an award from the Board of County Commissioners and the planning director

Michelle Robinson, Senior Biologist in Planning and Environmental Resources, was named Monroe County’s employee of the fourth quarter 2021 for her exemplary service recognized in the community and by her co-workers. 

Robinson worked long...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM & SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS REMINDERS

Cathy Crane and Dawn Crane look at a computer screen. A tv shows a picture of the VA staff.

If you are a Veteran and need transportation to and from medical appointments at or around the Miami VA Hospital, Monroe County Veterans Affairs offers round trip transportation Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for scheduled appointments. Transportation...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

47 TONS OF DEBRIS REMOVED FROM LOWER KEYS SHORELINES BY LOCAL FISHERMEN WITH FWC GRANT

Barge filled with debris and trash bags collected from offshore islands

Monroe County received a total of $1.8 million in Hurricane Irma-related grant funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for the cleanup of marine debris along shorelines of the Lower Keys with a focus on fishing-related deb...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

KOEHN AND BIG PINE SHORES ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

Deb London and engineers look at plans, truck in background with asphalt and workers pouring asphalt

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: February 28, 2022

FLORIDA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ASSOCIATION CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES FROM MONROE COUNTY

Four EM staff members pose with their certificates of EM designation

Congrats 
to these new Florida Emergency Preparedness Association Class of 2022 graduates at Monroe County Emergency Management:
Florida Professional Emergency Manager
Jeffrey Manning
Matt Massoud
Florida Associate Emergency Manager
Mary Napoli
Valeri K...
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Posted on: February 28, 2022

MONORE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & OCEAN REEF DISCUSS MIGRATION

Group picture of 12 people who attended the migration meeting

Due to the recent number of migration landings in the Florida Keys, Monroe County Emergency Management, in partnership with the Ocean Reef Community Association, hosted a meeting Feb. 17 to discuss migration in Monroe County and its effects, challenges, a...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

MCFR WELCOMES 27 NEW FIREFIGHTERS; ADEQUATE STAFFING MEANS ‘SAFER’ COMMUNITIES

27 new firefighters are at a pinning ceremony posed with the county commissioners

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcomed 27 new Monroe County Fire Rescue Firefighter/EMTs and Paramedics at a badge pinning and oath presentation at Wednesday’s meeting. Family and friends of the newly hired recruits were also a...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

MCFR HIRES 24 FIREFIGHTERS WITH A 3-YEAR, NO-MATCH SAFER GRANT

MCFR 24 new hires stand and kneel in front of a fire truck

Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomes 24 newly hired firefighters after receiving a $5.6 million Federal Emergency Management Agency SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant to adequately staff five firehouses in the Florida Keys. The ...

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