Miami Waterkeeper on Panel for 2017 Florida Region Mini Honors Institute: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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Beta Pi Theta chapter answers the question, “What are the three major obstacles keeping our oceans from being healthy?

Across July 21 - 23, 2017 Miami Dade College’s (MDC’s) Beta Pi Theta chapter hosted the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Florida Region Honors Institute at the Hialeah Campus. The institute included three days of compelling speakers on this year’s topic: How the World Works: Global Perspectives, which sparked thought-provoking discussions and provided leadership development opportunities to students. Miami Waterkeeper was honored to participate for day three, as part of a panel discussion with Rescue a Reef, discussing protection of our Florida waters. 


Fashion Designer, Mara Hoffman Supporting Miami Waterkeeper

Mara Hoffman, the New York-based clothing and swimwear designer, hosted an elegant Miami dinner to kick-off Swim Week, in support of Miami Waterkeeper. It was a gorgeous evening for mojitos and a sit-down dinner at The Standard, a luxury boutique hotel in Miami Beach overlooking Biscayne Bay. Fashion industry professionals from all over the world enjoyed a three-course meal, great conversation, and a guest spotlight from Miami Waterkeeper’s Kelly Cox. After a humbling introduction from Mara Hoffman, Kelly shared Miami Waterkeeper’s mission and educated fashion industry leaders on ways they can become involved to protect and preserve their local watersheds. Water is integral to South Florida’s health, economy, and culture, yet our water resources are continually threatened. The privilege to participate in events such as these only allows us to broaden our impact to educate diverse groups in the community and promote swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all. We would like to thank Mara Hoffman and her team for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful evening, as well as The Standard for their ongoing partnership of Miami Waterkeeper. 

We had a chance to learn more about her, her brand, and why Mara was so eager to share the night with us during this Q&A.


Public Lands Pitted Against Climate Action in New Senate Bill

by Emily Hernandez
In 2016, America’s National Parks celebrated 100 years. Next year, 2018, the National Trails System will celebrate its 50th anniversary. It is unfortunate then, that in the year between these two celebrated times, the current administration has proposed a budget for 2018 that would see the funding for trails, and the agencies that manage and maintain them, exorbitantly cut.  

What is Biscayne Bay worth?


Graduate Student wins Data Challenge and evaluates economic & environmental health of Biscayne Bay thanks to NOAA Habitat Focus Area Grant


Miami Waterkeeper Contributes to Process of Coast Guard Restricting Miami Anchorage to Protect Reefs

Great News! The Coast Guard published a rule aimed at protecting coral reefs off Miami by restricting areas where ships and other vessels can anchor. We're so happy to contribute to this process!


Coral Gables becomes first city in Florida to ban plastic bags

 


Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from Whole Foods Market!

Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from with Whole Foods Market 5% day and Sustainable Evening event!


Miami Waterkeeper Participates in the Annual EarthEcho Water Challenge with Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

The EarthEcho Water Challenge will provide water monitoring kits to help Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors monitor water quality in Biscayne Bay


Rubio’s Partners with Miami Waterkeeper to Protect South Florida’s Watershed

Coastal Grill Chain Provides Funding to Support Coral Reef Conservation and Protection


Enviros Blast Army Corps Over Wrong Evidence In Reef Row

[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.

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