Check out the site for Virginia Key here . It is intended to facilitate broad public involvement in forging the Master Plan for the island. Yet people need to know more about the island- its history, natural areas and environmental conditions, zoning and land use classifications - and pressures for development. Other waterfront planning efforts will eventually be integrated with this site, including that of Bicentennial Park and Coconut Grove. Student research and documentary production is encouraged. Contact us or send documents or comments. There is one documentary already up on the site that examines the history of Virginia Key Beach Park, the first "black beach" in the Miami area which was created after a civil rights demonstration in 1945.