As a member of the Hold the Line Coalition, Friends of the Everglades signed on to the following letter urging Miami-Dade County Commissioners to “deny and do not transmit” an application filed by the Aligned Real Estate Holdings LLC and South Dade Industrial Partners LLC that would allow for the building of a 794-acre industrial complex on agricultural property that sits outside of the county’s Urban Development Boundary.

The development not only represents unnecessary threats to Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Park, but also could create additional pressure to bring cargo jets to the nearby Homestead Air Reserve Base. The County’s own Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Planning staff wisely recommends that this application be denied. We could not agree more.

You can read the full letter sent using the button below. Miami-Dade residents can help us protect this swath of land by sending their own email to all 13 Miami-Dade commissioners, plus Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava. We’ve made it easy with a pre-formatted message below.