FDEP Withdraws Rule That Would Have Allowed More Toxic Chemicals in Florida’s Waters After Challenges

For Immediate Release, February 14, 2018

Contact:         

Rachel Silverstein, Miami Waterkeeper, (305) 905-0856, rachel@miamiwaterkeeper.org

Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper, (904) 509-3260 lisa@stjohnsriverkeeper.org

Tania Galloni, Earthjustice, (305) 440-5432


 


Septic Skeptics: What's Really Going on in the Tank in your Backyard

Septic tanks in South Florida are a source of land-based pollution, adding excess nutrients to our waterways when not properly cared for. 

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Miami Waterkeeper Member Mark Grafton Runs Marathon for Clean Water

mark_grafton.jpgMark Grafton runs for clean water! 

 


Natural Barriers Provide Effective Storm Protection

Hurricane Irma brought to light a precarious position for Floridians in flood zones.

Irma has shown that natural barriers, as opposed to artificial, engineered ones, are the best defense Florida’s coastal communities have against floods and rising waters. Coral reefs, mangrove forests, dunes, and wetlands are all examples of natural barriers that, for too long, have been degraded to make way for development. However, it is now all too clear that these dwindling natural barriers protect us from rising sea levels and storm surges.


Miami Waterkeeper Hosts Successful Bay Day

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Biscayne Bank is a Bay Day Silver Sponsor!

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Southeastern Waterkeeper Groups Send Priority Letter to EPA Region 4 Administrator Trey Glenn

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Miami Ecosystems Recover after Irma

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Bay Day 2017

Building on the success of past SPLASH series events, Miami Waterkeeper is hosting a community rally for Biscayne Bay on December 16 -- "Bay Day" -- at Shake-a-Leg's waterfront marina in Coconut Grove as its signature event for 2017.


Supporting Re-instatement of the Florida Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force

All 12 Florida Waterkeepers have signed onto a letter calling for the renewal of funding for the Florida Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Task Force through legislative appropriations in the 2018 session. This is a necessary step towards protecting Florida waters, wildlife, visitors and residents.


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