A diverse community needs our help
Imagine an underwater world full of fish of every color, a community built by tiny animals growing over thousands of years. Surrounding this oasis of life is a meadow of seagrasses swaying in the ocean’s currents, protecting the coral reef from harmful nutrients that come from land. As you journey back to shore, you pass through tangled mangrove roots, protecting our coastal communities from damaging storm surges and providing safe havens for baby fish. You return to dry land to find a tropical hammock, a forest unlike anything you’ve ever seen, full of plants and animals not found anywhere else in this country.
“...two amazing parks protecting both land and sea for generations to come”
Welcome to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, two amazing parks protecting both land and sea for generations to come. These parks provide responsible recreation opportunities, while educating visitors, both local and from abroad and while continuing to restore our damaged environment back to what it once was.
We can’t do it alone
Join us in helping our parks protect these fragile ecosystems by providing safe and responsible ways to explore our unique habitats, educate over 500,000 visitors per year, and complete needed restoration projects to protect the forests, meadows, and reefs that make the Florida Keys a truly special place. We need your help to make these projects happen!