An environmental win: Biscayne National Park


Letter writer Susan Kahn asks, “Why do we need Biscayne National Park?”

Many years ago, Elliot Key and many parts of lower Biscayne Bay were eyed with huge dollar signs by several prominent politicians and construction businesses. Plans were afoot to hop scotch bridges from Key Biscayne, Soldier Key, Boca Chita and on to Elliot Key, which would have become another concrete canyon like Miami Beach.

This precious ecosystem would have been destroyed in the name of pure greed.

If it were not for men like the late Congressman Dante Fascell, this park would have never been created.

Now it is part of the National Park System and greedy developers and politicians will never be able to destroy this jewel.

There is a saying in the environmental community: “Environmentalists must win every year, developers need to win only once.”

This time we won.

Joseph Zawodny, Cutler Bay

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