On Dec. 2, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) unveiled the county photos featured in their 2022 – 2023 annual calendar: Keep Calm & Love Water. Monroe County was selected as July 2023. The photo was taken by Michael Schilling and is of Long Key, an island in Dry Tortugas National Park. The island is home to the only nesting colony of magnificent frigatebirds in the continental United States.
Every year FAC opens a contest to all of Florida’s 67 counties to be one of the fifteen featured in their annual calendar. More than 500 photos were submitted from 52 Florida counties. The calendar is sent to all members of the FAC.
“We are very excited to be featured this year in the calendar,” said Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Lincoln. “Monroe County hasn’t been featured in a few years, and with this year’s theme being water related, we knew we would have a good chance to show off one of our best assets.”
Chosen photos from other counties can be seen at https://www.fl-counties.com/2022-2023-fac-calendar-counties/.
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