Through our clean water initiatives, MWK is working to ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable water in Biscayne Bay for all.
Water is an integral part of Miami’s culture, economy, and ecology. However, our spectacular resources are continually threatened by pollution. Swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water is a right granted to all of us under the Clean Water Act. Through our clean water initiatives, MWK works to ensure our rights by:
How we work to keep our water clean:
- Preventing pollution by training the public to document and report pollution through our 1000 Eyes on the Water program
- Litigating against polluters who break environmental laws
- Preventing algae blooms by working to reduce fertilizer use, septic tanks, and sewage spills
- Protecting against contamination from our aging nuclear power plant
- Regulating and enforcing stormwater runoff violations
- Fighting against proposed rules that would allow more toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in Florida's water.
- Training the next generation of environmental leaders through our Junior Ambassador program
- Testing popular recreation beaches and waterways for bacteria
- Reporting the latest water quality data to the public on theswimguide.org
- Working to stop failing septic tanks