December 25, 2023. -- Catalina Garcia, former news anchor with WLRN interviewed Amanda Prieto of Miami Waterkeeper regarding the Green Infrastructure Accelerator Project.
Catalina Garcia 00:32
The nonprofit Miami Waterkeeper is part of a team encouraging residents to pitch environmental improvement projects, projects like raising seawalls at waterfront parks or planting trees in Overtown. Amanda Priedo is the Senior Director of programs for Miami Waterkeeper.
Amanda Prieto 00:48
If we're adding trees, we're reducing heat. The trees are absorbing water, so that's going to help with flood mitigation. It's also filtering the water, which is helping improve water quality.
Catalina Garcia 01:04
That's all through a partnership that includes the University of Miami and Florida International University. The aim is to continue gathering ideas through the end of February, some of which will be brought before town, city and county officials. Proposals will be accepted online at MiamiWaterkeeper org. This is WLRN News and I'm Catalina Garcia.