Mayra P. Lindsay, Mayor of Village of Key Biscayne, stands in an area along the shoreline where protected mangrove trees had been cut down illegally without a permit, next to the Marine Stadium by contractors hired by the City of Miami to work on the stadium and the surrounding areas. County inspectors last month found about 2,000-square feet of red and black mangrove tree canopy had been cleared. The Mayor has bitterly opposed putting the boat show at the stadium, says the blunder indicates how little prepared the city is to be ensure the show doesn't damage fragile sea grass beds and other marine life in a nearby marine reserve in Key Biscayne, on Friday, June 26, 2015.
Mayra P. Lindsay, Mayor of Village of Key Biscayne, stands in an area along the shoreline where protected mangrove trees had been cut down illegally without a permit, next to the Marine Stadium by contractors hired by the City of Miami to work on the stadium and the surrounding areas. County inspectors last month found about 2,000-square feet of red and black mangrove tree canopy had been cleared. The Mayor has bitterly opposed putting the boat show at the stadium, says the blunder indicates how little prepared the city is to be ensure the show doesn't damage fragile sea grass beds and other marine life in a nearby marine reserve in Key Biscayne, on Friday, June 26, 2015. PEDRO PORTAL EL Nuevo Herald staff
Mayra P. Lindsay, Mayor of Village of Key Biscayne, stands in an area along the shoreline where protected mangrove trees had been cut down illegally without a permit, next to the Marine Stadium by contractors hired by the City of Miami to work on the stadium and the surrounding areas. County inspectors last month found about 2,000-square feet of red and black mangrove tree canopy had been cleared. The Mayor has bitterly opposed putting the boat show at the stadium, says the blunder indicates how little prepared the city is to be ensure the show doesn't damage fragile sea grass beds and other marine life in a nearby marine reserve in Key Biscayne, on Friday, June 26, 2015. PEDRO PORTAL EL Nuevo Herald staff

Miami cuts Virginia Key mangroves to make way for boat show

June 26, 2015 04:53 PM

UPDATED June 26, 2015 08:37 PM

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