The Keystone-Odessa community will continue to be a rural community, embracing its agricultural past. Its continuing desire is to be an open area that values nature above commercialism; dark, star-filled skies at night above the glare of urban lights; and, the sound of crickets and frogs above traffic noise. Blessed with many lakes, wetlands and rivers, and dependent on water wells for survival, these will be supported to ensure their continued health. Protection of water resources will be paramount.
Rural roads that transect the Keystone-Odessa community will remain in their present form (two-lane local and collector roadway connections for movement without entering major arterial highways), freely used by community residents. Urban design standards and/or traffic generated by surrounding high population center are not to degrade the community's country roads.
Trash and other discards along Tarpon Springs, Gunn, and Van Dyke are routinely removed by our KCA team of 30 Keystoners.
They meet at the Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway (1/4 mile north of Van Dyke Road) between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. each Quarter. There are refreshments and complementary T-shirts provided by Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, and as always, judging for the treasures of the day.