There are two ways to contribute to Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) you can make a tax deductible contribution and give to KML's Modernization & Improvement Fund (be sure to mention our fund when making a donation), or shop KML apparel and Tervis Tumblers at the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida gift shop.
The KML facility is strategically located and important for research and education within the entire Continental U.S. because KML is one of only a few locations which can serve nearly any marine researcher or educator working on tropical organisms and ecosystems without having to leave the continental United States. KML’s proximity is to the only shallow water coral reef system in the continental United States, as well as Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, and the Gulf Stream.
The Florida Keys ecosystem is delicate and vulnerable, where threats come from all sides: pollution and water flow in Florida Bay; acidification, warming, and disease on the reefs; and intense fishing pressure on lobsters and fish, just to name a few. While KML receives funding from the State of Florida to maintain the facility in its current form, these monies can only go so far. In order to expand and improve our capacity to fulfill our mission of providing affordable logistical support for our visitors, we also rely on receiving support from other sources as well.
Thank you for supporting the Keys Marine Lab!