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Islamorada, Village of Islands

July 2 at 2:44 PM · 

All Islamorada Public Parks, Public Beaches and Public Boat Ramps Closed to the Public Fourth of July Weekend
Friday, July 3 to Monday, July 6

Reopening at 50% Capacity July 7 through Labor Day

To support and supplement South Florida local government efforts to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, all public parks, public beaches, public boat ramps and the area known as the Fills in Islamorada are closed beginning Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6.

All Founders Park facilities are closed to the public during the holiday weekend. The dog park, tennis courts and other fenced facilities will be locked. Entry to Founders Park will be limited to resident and homeowner use of the boat ramp.

Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina boat ramp at Founders Park:
The boat ramp at the Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina in Founders Park will be open to Islamorada residents and homeowners ONLY from July 3 to 7.
• Proof of residency or home ownership is required with a Driver's License (or other legal form of ID) with an Islamorada address or a Founders Park Resident ID card.
• Those using a Founders Park Resident ID card must also show legal ID with the same name.
• Only boats registered to the resident/homeowner will be allowed to use the boat ramp.
Reopening at 50% capacity:
Islamorada parks, beaches and boat ramps will reopen at normal operating hours on Tuesday, July 7. Upon reopening, all facilities in the Village will be limited to 50% capacity through the Labor Day weekend holiday. Limiting the capacity at parks and beaches for the remainder of the summer is an additional measure to reduce the community spread of COVID-19.

In the area known as the Fills from MM 77.5 to 79.8 and the Indian Key Boat Ramp area, approximately half of the parking spaces will remain closed through Labor Day weekend with barriers in place. No parking is allowed except in the parking spaces provided. No vehicles without trailers, picnicking, tents, chairs, grills or other items will be allowed in the Indian Key boat ramp area and no swimming will be allowed in that shoreline area.

Firefighters Barbeque - Saturday April 13 at Founders Park 11 am - 5 pm or till the food is gone!  Free for Islamorada residents!

Iguana Control Training by FWC - click here for details of a Mar 27 2019 training program

Join us on a guided historic trolley tour!   January 15 at 1 pm or 3 pm.  Send an email to LMKAnews@gmail.com for details.

Letter from Peter Frezza - follow-up to meeting Dec 4 - regarding iguanas at Parmalee property, FDOT landscaping on Lower Matecumbe, county boat that removed floating weed from canals.  (Click here)

December 4, 2018 LMKA Meeting- Village Manager, Seth Lawless, will update us on Village issues at our meeting, 6:30, Boy Scout SeaBase, Administration Building

Lower Matecumbe Boat Parade will be December 8, 5:30 pm. 

If you want to light up your boat and join the fun, contact Ann Haber

at aoaklee@aol.com to register for this great annual event. 

It is opened to anyone who wants to participate…. with a boat, kayak,

paddle board, Jet Ski or intertube. The vessel just has to have lights on it.

Or just enjoy the sights and sounds from the sidelines!  It has been so much

fun to watch in the past. You won’t want to miss it.  Spread the word.

​Announcement: Glenn Taylor announced that the Village Fire/EMS usually has a fund-raiser every spring.  This year they are having a special event for the community instead of the annual fundraiser.  They will be having the event, free food as long as it lasts – 12 noon to 6 pm at Founders Park, April 7.  He handed out bracelets that will identify residents.

Notes from the March 12, 2018 LMKA Meeting: Click here

From Lower Matecumbe Key Association Meeting: ​Plant species list provided by Susan Sprunt at the LMKA meeting on March 12, 2018... (Click here)  Reference books and links (Click here)

​Detailed notes from the meeting (click here)



TAX Relief Information:  Charles Gomes, LMKA member and CPA, shared a newsletter which includes important tax information for property owners regarding their 2017 income tax.  On September 29, 2017 President Trump signed the Disaster Tax Relief Bill of 2017 into law. 100% of all uncompensated casualty losses from Hurricane Irma can be deducted (eliminating the usual requirements that the losses exceed 10% of your gross adjusted income to qualify).  See the attached newsletter from Gomes for a more complete explanation of this and other tax benefits included in the Tax Relief Bill (click here)  

Next Meeting of LKMA: March LMKA meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 12, 2018 at the Boy Scout SeaBase.  Mark your calendar now. 

Program: Susan Sprint, Environmental Resources Program Manager, for the Village of Islamorada.  

At the February LMKA meeting, members discussed the need to better understand what plants are best suited for our specific tropical environment now that so many property owners are planting new vegetation to replace what Irma damaged.  Susan is the expert!

In addition, Susan will be providing a brief update on the canal restoration program and on the plans for the restoration of Sea Oats Beach.

Click here for more information about Susan Sprunt.