There’s a swath of farmland in Homestead that represents some of the last remaining green space in Miami-Dade County. It’s not far from Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. It sits outside the county’s Urban Development Boundary. Yet developers want to build a 794-acre industrial complex on the agricultural property — posing a needless threat to Biscayne Bay and, potentially, Everglades restoration efforts. The proposal also could create additional pressure to bring cargo jets to the nearby Homestead Air Reserve Base, a dangerous idea.

Luckily, the county’s own staff has wisely recommended the Board of County Commissioners deny this development application. We need commissioners to follow that advice. If you’re a resident of Miami-Dade County, we’re making it easy for you to contact all 13 Miami-Dade commissioners, plus Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava, to ask them to reject the South Dade Logistics & Technology District proposal. There’s plenty of other industrial land in the county available. This is the wrong place.

Help us protect this part of the Greater Everglades ecosystem. If you’re a Miami-Dade County resident, please click here or use the button below to send commissioners this message today.