Miami Waterkeeper focuses on protecting South Florida’s native ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves, wetlands, and seagrasses.
These critical habitats provide ecosystem services such as shoreline protection, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and defense against storm surge.
We are so lucky to have amazing natural resources in our backyard.
We work to protect the wild areas you love by:
- Protecting coral reefs from dredging
- Supporting coral restoration and research
- Litigating to stop illegal destruction of our natural areas
- Improving water quality in the Bay and surrounding waters
- Training the next generation of clean water advocates through our Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassador program
- Reducing and supporting pollution by training the public to document and report pollution in our 1000 Eyes on the Water program
- Producing economic studies that value ecosystem services
- Working to stop sewage spills and septic tank leaks
- Supporting efforts to get more fresh water to Biscayne Bay, like the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands project
- Enforcing the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Protection Act
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." — John Muir