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The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Sculpture Bike Rack and "Garbage Can Art" trash cans on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

By Debra Stucki

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The vision of the Trail is for a continuous trail that would use the Historic Bridges that traverse the length of the Florida Keys and provide alternative transportation and recreational opportunities. Currently the Florida Park Service maintains over 40 miles of trail. Since the Florida Keys is a haven for artists both locally and beyond and plays such an important role in local culture, it will be featured as part of the trail project in the future.

photo of Artists working on the new cans
Artists working on the new cans

We worked with the Village of Islamorada Artists to paint garbage cans to go on the bridges and attract attention to some of our bridge needs. This continues to be a work in progress. We have seven cans on the bridges and in other locations.

The Trail paid for the supplies and the Scenic Highway group advertised for artists. We were able to get more money from the County and the Scenic Highway group for additional paint supplies, primer and coatings, when the program picks up again.

In this program, businesses and volunteers can sponsor the cans by contacting our local office.

 

 

photo if artistic trash cans installed on the trail as it crosses the historic bridges
The artistic trash cans installed on the trail as it crosses the historic bridges

Cynthia Wynn. a local artist on Stock Island, was solicited to do the bike rack for the dedication ceremony in 2002. She works with steel media and used maritime chain to make the bike rack.

For more information:

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
FDEP/Office of Greenways and Trails
3 La Croix Court
Key Largo, Florida 33037
305-853-3571
305-853-3574 Fax

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photo of Sculptural bike rack on the Florida Keys Trail
Sculptural bike rack on the Florida Keys Trail

 

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