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County: Monroe

Population: 8,622

 
In 2014 and 2016, the Compact conducted basic surveys of RCAP implementation in which municipalities indicated which recommendations they had completed. The implementation data shown below was self-reported by municipalities for RCAP 1.0 recommendation.

Case Studies

Urban Forestry

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Recommendations Completed By Marathon

Agriculture

AG-1 Preserve economic viability Read More

Energy and Fuel

EF-1 Promote renewables policies and technology Read More
EF-2 Advance energy efficiency and conservation Read More
EF-7 Help homeowners invest in renewables Read More
EF-9 Enable new energy systems Read More

Natural Systems

NS-1 Foster public awareness Read More
NS-2 Promote government conservation land acquisition Read More
NS-3 Support wildland fire management Read More
NS-4 Develop sustainable financing Read More
NS-5 Form species dispersal and conservation group Read More
NS-6 Assess invasive species impacts Read More
NS-7 Promote coastal natural systems Read More
NS-8 Protect coral reefs Read More
NS-9 Seek government climate science funding Read More
NS-14 Promote urban tree canopy Read More

Public Outreach and Engagement

PO-2 Promote public awareness Read More
PO-3 Inspire community action Read More

Public Policy Advocacy

PP-1 Support climate-conscious government action Read More
PP-4 Form coalitions Read More

Risk Reduction and Emergency Management

RR-8 Promote climate adaptation plans across sectors Read More
RR-9 Review the Florida Building Code Read More
RR-13 Use social media to communicate Read More
RR-17 Define “communities at risk” Read More

Sustainable Communities and Transportation

ST-1 Incorporate projections into plans Read More
ST-4 Designate adaptation action areas Read More
ST-6 Develop localized adaptation strategies Read More
ST-7 Incorporate risk-reduction strategies into planning Read More
ST-11 Modify local land use plans Read More
ST-13 Utilize unused or underutilized properties Read More
ST-17 Increase resilience through investments Read More
ST-22 Promote transportation-system management and operations Read More

Water

WS-1 Foster innovative water management Read More
WS-3 Plan for future water supply Read More
WS-8 Create resilient flood control systems Read More
WS-10 Integrate surface and groundwater impacts in planning Read More
WS-13 Practice integrated water management Read More
WS-15 Foster water management research Read More
WS-17 Advance capital projects Read More
WS-21 Expand surface water storage Read More

Completed Recommendations (Now Defunct)

Natural Systems

NS-1
Develop a vital signs status and trends monitoring program for biological communities. Key parameters may include rate of sea-level rise; saltwater intrusion boundary and monitoring wells; landscape-level vegetation patterns; percent coral cover and condition in offshore reef zones; water temperature and pH in areas; and occurrence and range of invasive exotic plants and animal species.
NS-11
Support regulatory requirements that provide for ecologically beneficial uses of clean, dredged materials.
NS-12
Develop long-term turtle-nesting beach preservation and management strategies to reduce nest vulnerability and mortality.
NS-13
Compile species information for rare plant species in threatened natural communities and develop adaptation plans that include, at a minimum, seed bank repository collection and assisted propagation.
NS-8
Leverage existing work of the Florida Reef Resilience Program’s “Climate Change Action Plan for Florida’s Coral Reef System 2010- 2015” for protection of marine habitat.

Public Outreach and Engagement

PO-5
Initiate a regional public education campaign to educate residents, business owners, policy makers on the merits of preserving open land as an ‘insurance policy’ for adaptation to sea level rise in Southeast Florida.

Public Policy Advocacy

PP-13
Urge Congress to pass legislation that removes federal barriers posed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) residential initiatives that are intended to assist property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
PP-9
Advocate to interests in Tallahassee for the preservation of the authority and resource capacity of the Water Management Districts in support of their continued participation in integrated water resource planning, particularly in southeast Florida where climate change and sea level rise pose additional challenges to the complex issues of alternative water supply development, Everglades restoration, salt water abatement, and drainage and flood control operations.

Sustainable Communities and Transportation

SP-33
Coordinate initiatives with those of the seven- county Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, known as Seven50, to maximize the opportunities presented as Seven50 is developed (e.g. sharing data and analysis; participating in alternative future scenario planning; engaging a myriad of public, private and civic partners) and actively engage in Seven50 implementation efforts, designed to address the following Livability Principles: Provide more transportation choices Promote equitable, affordable housing Enhance economic competitiveness Support existing communities Coordinate policies and leverage investment Value communities and neighborhoods Enhance community resiliency to the impacts of Climate Change