Ensuring Ecosystem Protection

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” — John Muir

 

We focus on protecting our native ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses.  These critical habitats  which protect our shorelines, provide wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, and defend our cities against storm surge. 

Habitats
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrasses
  • Coral reefs
  • Wetlands
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 and 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 Ambassadors program (link)
  • 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 
  • Conducting key scientific research to inform policy decisions 

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Ensuring Ecosystem Protection
Ensuring Ecosystem Protection
HomeMiami Waterkeeper is a South Florida Environmental Group that advocates for Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable water for all. Working on sea rise, water pollution, coral reef protection, and water issue education.