The EarthEcho Water Challenge will provide water monitoring kits to help Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors monitor water quality in Biscayne Bay
Coastal Grill Chain Provides Funding to Support Coral Reef Conservation and Protection
[A] 25-year-old photo of coral in the Cayman Islands ended up as evidence purporting to show reef recovery in Florida waters in a suit over damage to coral from dredging work in the Port of Miami.
Dredging delayed until 2019
Waterkeeper Groups & Earthjustice Urge U.S. EPA to Reject Florida Rule Allowing More Toxic Chemicals in Public’s Water
State Didn’t Use Proper Science or Ensure Adequate Public Participation
SCUBA And Environmental Organizations Challenge Massive Dredging Project To Try To Save Threatened Corals.
The last few weeks, we’ve seen some of the worst algae blooms ever recorded in southeastern Florida. It’s not a natural event; it’s entirely manmade, stemming from overly-engineered waterways and industrial pollution.
In a race to expand U.S. ports to accommodate larger, next-generation shipping vessels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is targeting ports along the eastern seaboard for expansion and dredging. The Port of Miami was first on the list, where the shipping channel bisects a once-thriving coral reef and threatened staghorn corals and their critical habitat. Since construction began in November 2013, our reefs have been smothered by sediment from the dredging. Despite mounting recorded violations, the Army Corps failed to stop the impacts or its contractors, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, accountable for the damage.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result. The Army Corps, after illegally wiping out over 250 acres of Miami’s reef during the dredging of the Port of Miami, has asked Congress for permission to do the same to Ft. Lauderdale.
Miami Waterkeeper (MWK) is thrilled to introduce Dr. Jessica Bolson as the new Director of Climate and Freshwater Programs. Jessica will focus on ensuring that climate and fresh water management decisions are based on the best available science and will work to develop resilience strategies aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change in vulnerable South Florida, while also supporting ecosystem and clean water protections. "Jessica's extensive expertise will help to guide Miami Waterkeeper's positions and actions on these critical and timely issues," said Rachel Silverstein, Executive Director and Waterkeeper.