July 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harvey Government Center
Monroe County’s Marine Resources Office, in coordination with FWC, has developed a pilot Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) for the Florida Keys. The program is designed to prevent anchored vessels in poor condition – but still floating – from becoming derelict or abandoned – and harming and polluting marine habitat and creating navigation hazards.
The VTIP program is free for eligible boat owners (based on funding availability) who would like to properly dispose of their anchored “end-of-life” boats that are between 16-40 feet long and who do not have the financial resources to pay for removal and disposal.
Information is also available on the County website www.monroecounty-fl.gov/VTIP and will be distributed to marinas and other areas frequented by mariners.
July 18, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Marathon Branch, Monroe County Public Library
Children up to age 12 are exploring all things science and conservation during Marathon Public Library’s 2017 “Build a Better World” summer reading program, which runs through August 12. At 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, we will have a special guest speaker: Kelly Grinter of the Wild Bird Center. She will share her thoughts on the theme "Build a Better World." Please come! The 2017 summer program reminds young people of the pleasure of reading, keeps their minds active, and helps them enter school in the fall ready to learn and succeed. All programs are free of charge, and children of all abilities are welcome. For more information, call Melody Dodamead at 305-743-5156.
July 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marathon Branch, Monroe County Public Library
Marathon Branch is offering “The Relaxing Art of Coloring” for adults. We will provide coloring books and pencils and a quiet space for you to focus on the pages. Research suggests that coloring provides the same therapeutic benefits as meditation. We welcome you to join us, zone in on your art and enjoy the relaxation every Tuesday at 3 p.m.