Islandia http://blog.wlrn.org en Balancing Tourism With Eco-Preservation On Islamorada http://blog.wlrn.org/post/balancing-tourism-natural-habitat-islamorada <p></p><p>A proposal to build an eco-friendly resort in the Upper Keys is raising questions about how to marry economic development and environmental preservation.</p><p>Coral Springs urologist Dr. Albert Vorstman owns eight acres of land in Islamorada along US-1 that Miami Herald reporter Cammy Clark <a href="http://hrld.us/15LAUWz" target="_blank">described in a recent article</a>:</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:23:39 +0000 Arianna Prothero 17874 at http://blog.wlrn.org Balancing Tourism With Eco-Preservation On Islamorada Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/islandia-south-florida-s-own-little-atlantis <p>Fifty years ago, developers dreamed of turning a collection of isolated islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay into a resort destination. This year, the dream of Islandia quietly died. &nbsp;The Miami-Dade County Commission stripped&nbsp;Islandia’s status as a city. In essence, they voted&nbsp;Islandia out of existence.</p><p>The city of Islandia is on Elliot Key. It was never populated by more than a hundred people. &nbsp;Now the only people who live in Islandia are park rangers.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 988 at http://blog.wlrn.org Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis