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Stop the Virginia Key Mooring Field

$3,525 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 10 months
Virginia Key in downtown Miami has been a natural habitat and haven for over 40 years, for rowers, paddlers, and a variety of non-motorized sports.  The City of Miami has systematically tried to develop the area as income producing real-estate, not in keeping with the Virginia Key Master Plan.   This plan would allow the city to construct a mooring field for 50-60 foot vessels directly in the middle of the basin, which would interfere (and prevent) current activity for youth and adults, as well as present an environmental hazzard to the abundant wildlife (dolphin, manatees, stingrays, and nesting birds).  We have formed an alliance of citizens who oppose this development and have hired a law firm to inform the City about viable alternatives to a massive mooring field, that will both serve their purpose to rid the basin of derelict vessels, and provide a safe haven for passive water sports, for years to come.
We need immediate help to pay legal fees, and greatly appreciate your support to protect this jewel in the center of the city from development.  We aim to exceed our goal so we can keep up our campaign until we succeed.  Thank you for your generosity.
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Congratulations! We met our first goal of $3,000 !
Our attorney has already created the document we need to present to city officials. The document has been distributed to members of the Virginia Key Advisory Board and is being discussed at a meeting this evening at City Hall in Coconut Grove. The document prepared by our attorney does show a legal alternative to a mooring field, which was not previously researched by the city. This is great news - and the wind beneath our wings to continue to defeat this project. We increased our goal to $4,000 to cover support documents and additional meetings. Nice work everyone!
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Thank you all for your generous donations! It takes a village and we greatly appreciate ours. Please keep spreading the campaign amongst supporters. While the initial legal work will be done with $3,000, we anticipate that further legal assistance will be necessary - so exceeding our goal is our aim! We can't do this without our community of supporters... thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Proposed Mooring Field
Boat show docks another impediment
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Raised by 37 people in 10 months
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Arturo Aballi
8 months ago
CM
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Chris McAliley
9 months ago
KB
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Kim Bonomo
9 months ago
AG
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Alfredo Gutierrez
9 months ago
DM
$50
Debbie Matthews
9 months ago
PS
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Paul Scheller
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EW
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Eileen Wilkinson
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Facundo Barrera
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