What We Do


 KDPA and its members contribute to the Key deer's survival through our many programs including but not limited to:

  • Education and Advocacy
  • Participation in Local Planning Processes
  • Commenting on Federal Issues impacting the Key Deer and its habitat
  • Legal Challenges
  • Threats to Key Deer
  • Supply maual labor on very worthwile programs


KDPA helped or  initiated the following:

  • Artifical rainwater catchment tanks on islands within range of the Key Deer
  • Helped subsidize a Sheriff's Deputy to reduce speeding in Key Deer habitat on US1
  • Helped get improved county animal control services in Key deer habitat to reduce the hazard from free-roaming dogs 
  •  We were instrumental in getting the signs posted that tally the annual number of Key deer killed on the highway.  
  • Development of the Frederick C. Mannillo Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trail

Mannillo Trail Info


 For more than a decade, KDPA has presented college scholarships to deserving students, and this year is no different.

Teaming with the Friends and Volunteers of the Refuge (FAVOR), KDPA awards $1,000 scholarships to Monroe County high school students who plan on majoring in biological science, environmental science, or a related field.

Class of 2017 Recipients:

Hannah Child
Marathon High School (left)
Hannah plans to attend the University of Florida and undertake studies in Zoology and Environmental Studies

Morgan Bently (right)

Key West High School

Morgan plans to attend the University of North Florida and undertake studies in Marine Science and Environmental Science.    


KDPA  congratulates Morgan & Hannah, as well as her parents and school for an outstanding role in guiding Megan to reach these accomplishments.