Welcome Kayla

Join Miami Waterkeeper in welcoming our new Digital Marketing Specialist, Kayla Hauge! Kayla joined our team in April 2019, and we’re very excited to be working with her!

Miami Waterkeeper Welcomes Water Quality Monitoring Intern, Gabe!

Join Miami Waterkeeper in welcoming our new Water Quality Monitoring Intern, Gabe Thompson! Gabe joined our team in May 2019, and we’re very excited to be working with him!

Valuing Nature: A Tour and Discussion on Wastewater Reuse and Wetland Restoration

Rehydrated coastal wetlands in Biscayne Bay provide important ecosystem services and could be key in local climate change resiliency measures. To explore this subject farther, Miami Waterkeeper recently hosted a program at Deering Estate on the economic valuation of ecosystem restoration in order to discuss the benefits to restoring wetlands and options for wastewater reuse. The day began with a tour of a pilot wetlands restoration site lead by Dallas Hazelton (Natural Areas Management, Miami-Dade County). Then during a panel discussion, scientists and resource managers explained the importance of quantifying ecosystem benefits as a resiliency measure for Miami-Dade County.

Comcast Cares Day!

Our team joined forces with ComcastCitizens for a Better South Florida and the City of Miami Parks and Recreation to create a volunteer event in celebration of the annual Comcast Cares Day. We had a successful day of volunteer work with our corporate partner Comcast!

Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors Class of 2019 Graduate!

Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors graduate from the 2018-2019 program!

Miami Waterkeeper Welcomes Marketing Intern, Natalie!

Miami Waterkeeper welcomes our new marketing intern, Natalie Rodriguez. 

Miami Waterkeeper Welcomes Program Intern, Nicole!

Join Miami Waterkeeper in welcoming our new Program Intern, Nicole Sedran! Nicole joined our team in May 2019, and we’re very excited to be working with her!

Florida's Clean Water Act Triennial Review

Last month, Waterkeepers Florida met with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regarding its upcoming triennial review of water quality standards. In addition to this meeting, Waterkeepers Florida wrote a letter to the FDEP requesting three additional workshops to increase public involvement for the triennial review process.

Waterkeepers Florida Submits Cyanobacteria Comment Letter

Almost everyone who has lived in, or even visited, Florida last year will remember the pictures, videos, or in-person sites of beaches and marinas covered in dead marine life. This event was often blamed on red tide. However, there is another culprit involved: cyanobacteria, which is commonly referred to as blue-green algae because of its color.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), especially blooms of cyanobacteria, have been increasing in frequency, duration, and severity in the United States, particularly in Florida in recent years. They have been widely considered to be one of the greatest threats to water quality and ecosystems in inland and coastal communities (Brooks et al. 2016). Many major Florida watersheds including the St. Johns River, Lake Okeechobee, Harris Chain of Lakes, Caloosahatchee River, and St. Lucie River have been significantly impacted by this type of algae bloom (FDEP 2004).

Miami Waterkeeper's Annual Report!

We've recently released our annual report! A lot of exciting things happened in 2018, and we're happy to share some of them with you!

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