Old 7 Mile Bridge Reopens to Public

Old 7 Mile Bridge Reopens to Public

The announcement five years in the making has finally arrived. The Old 7 Mile Bridge connecting the town of Marathon to Pigeon Key is officially open to the public! In the summer of 2016, the 2.2-mile span of bridge was shut down to pedestrians in anticipation of the...
Creature Feature: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Creature Feature: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Florida’s most common species of sea turtle is the Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), which is named for its exceptionally large head and powerful jaw muscles. The adult loggerhead has a heart-shaped, reddish-brown top shell (carapace) and a yellow bottom shell (plastron)....
Best Summer Camp of Marathon!

Best Summer Camp of Marathon!

We were honored last month to be nominated as one of Marathon’s best summer camps for the 2021 Best of Marathon awards hosted by Keys Weekly newspapers. The Keys Weekly annual awards contest accepted online votes all month of September and the people have spoken....
Planting Mangroves on Pigeon Key

Planting Mangroves on Pigeon Key

This past July, Pigeon Key partnered with the organization MANG to bring juvenile mangroves to our shorelines. Around 1,000 red mangroves were planted with the help of volunteers and various local organizations. This project had been inspired by the founders of MANG,...