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Welcome to our website!  We are the Key Deer Protection Alliance.  We're here to tell you about the Key deer, a very special endangered species unique to the Florida Keys, and how they (hopefully) are being saved from extinction... if their habitat doesn't keep disappearing.  As our name says, we are a group of citizens dedicated to protecting these endearing creatures, as extinction of any species bodes ill for our own survival.  

Please look around our website by clicking on the subjects on the menu to your left.  Enjoy learning about the Key deer and their existence on these islands, the threats they face, and about our organization and how we're helping to ensure survival of the Key deer.  And please consider joining KDPA.



Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

 Come Learn About USFWS Law Enforcement at the National Key Deer Refuge!

What:                     General Membership Meeting with a Guest Presentation by National Key Deer Refuge Law Enforcement Officer, Deputy Steve Berger.

 When:                    7:00 PM Thursday, January 8, 2015  

 Where:                   Lower Keys Property Owners Building on Bogie Road 

Deputy Steve Berger, a law enforcement officer at the National Key Deer Refuge, has been involved with law enforcement for many years here in the Keys and elsewhere. Steve’s background includes not only the National Refuge System but also the National Park Service System and the Bureau of Land Management.  His experience with animals is not limited to the United States because spent some of his time growing up in Guam.  

 In his presentation, Steve will be explaining how law enforcement works in a Refuge that is interfaced with privately owned lands.  He will be giving us general information on how FWS law enforcement works with other law enforcement agencies in the Florida Keys and also specific examples of how FWS law enforcement works in the National Key Deer Refuge.  Come meet Steve and learn about the regulatory side of the National Key Deer Refuge.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association Building on Bogie Road (turn right off Watson just past the No Name Pub and just before the bridge to No Name Key).  The public is invited: refreshments will be served. 



Check the HELP KDPA page for details!


KDPA has endorsed an effort by the Florida Land and Water Legacy to pass a constitutional amendment. Check the NEWS & HAPPENINGS page for more info and the petition.

Meetings start at 7:00 PM  
(Second Thursday of the months of Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar, Apr)

Election of Board of Directors at the November meeting


KDPA will celebrate 26 years this year!!!

TheArticles of Incorporation of the organization were filed with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations on May 2, 1989

Click here for some photos from the April 9 (2009) meeting and 20th anniversary celebration.

This website went online May 24, 2004.   Bookmark us and keep looking back for things we'll be adding.  Thanks for stopping by.

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