Last Stand Annual Meeting Features Water Quality Expert

Last Stand will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  The session is open to the public and will be held via Zoom Webinar.  This year’s program features Dr. Rachel Silverstein, Executive Director of Miami Waterkeeper, who will talk about protecting nearshore water quality by keeping excess nutrients out of Keys waters.  She will also explain a model fertilizer ordinance for South Florida.  This topic fits well with Last Stand’s continued focus on water quality for the Florida Keys.

Dr. Rachel Silverstein’s role as a full-time Miami Waterkeeper is part investigator, scientist, educator, legal advocate, and public spokesperson for Miami’s Biscayne Bay. This organization has worked with local governments to ensure swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for South Florida. Her goal is to protect your right to clean water and empower you to defend your waterways too!

The annual meeting begins at 5:30 pm with a review of the organization’s activities this past year and a look ahead to 2021. Election of board members by the general membership will precede Dr Silverstein’s talk, which will begin about 6:00 pm.  Visit the Last Stand website,, for a link to the one-hour Zoom Webinar.

Participants will learn how anyone can help to protect our nearshore water quality.  Some meeting highlights:

  • Learn how ANYONE can help protect our near shore water quality!
  • Invite friends – anyone you think would be interested!
  • Just by participating, you’ll enter our Prize Drawing with lots of chances to win!
  • Join early to verify your technical connection and play Keys Trivia while you wait!

Last Stand is a volunteer organization formed to promote, protect and preserve the quality of life in Key West and the Florida Keys, with a particular emphasis on the environment. Formed in 1987, the group continues to research and comment frequently on city, county, state and national issues affecting our environment and quality of life.