Upcoming Events

May 17, 2019
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
May 17, 2019 08:00 AM May 17, 2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Valuing Nature: A Tour and Discussion on Wastewater Reuse and Wetland Restoration Deering Estate
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33157
United States

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

Join us!

Join us for a panel discussion on the importance of quantifying ecosystem benefits as a resiliency measure for Miami Dade County.

We will discuss nature-based infrastructure, ecosystem services, and natural capital as a means of making our County more resilient to sea level rise and other climate change-related threats, with a specific focus on wastewater reuse.

We will also share our newly released Earth Economics study on the value of restored wetlands and tour a pilot restoration site!

Tour by Dallas Hazelton,  Natural Areas Management, Miami-Dade County 

Panelists:
Rachel Silverstein, PhD (moderator), Miami Waterkeeper
Lee Hefty, DERM, Miami-Dade County
Kevin Lynskey, Water and Sewer, Miami-Dade County
Bahram Charkhian, South Florida Water Management District
Julia Wester, Msc, PhD - Field School, Blue Backyard Miami, University of Miami Abess Center

Schedule:
8:00-8:45am  breakfast at Deering Estate Visitor Center
8:45-9:00am  transport to restoration site
9:00-9:30am  tour of site
9:30-9:45am  transport to visitor center
9:50-11:00am  Presentation & Panel Discussion

Logistics:
Meet at the Deering Estate Visitor Center between 8:00-8:30am. Due to limited parking at the site, a Deering Estate shuttle will take guests to and from the Powers Property restoration site. Wear comfortable shoes for walking across uneven ground.  If you can only attend the panel discussion, please meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45am.


May 18, 2019
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
May 18, 2019 08:30 AM May 18, 2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Kennedy Park Walkway Ribbon Cutting and Shore Clean-up David T. Kennedy Park
David T. Kennedy Park
2400 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133
United States

Kennedy Park Walkway Ribbon Cutting and Shore Clean-up

Join Miami City Commission Chairman Ken Russell, the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District, and  the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department for the Kennedy Park Walkway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Park Clean Up!  You will have the opportunity to become engaged and help us keep our mangrove shoreline clean.

Mangrove Forest ecosystems serve a special function as essential shoreline stabilization features as well as providing habitat for many forms of life. Let’s make a difference by preserving and protecting our parks and important coastlines!

Volunteer Day Main Tasks:

  • Marine Debris Removal and Park Clean up

Important Volunteer Information:

Please be on time, registration begins at 8:30AM, Project will begin at 9:30AM  

  • Please Bring:
    • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside!
    • Closed-toe shoes are required. 
    • Dress comfortable and wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty or wet.
    • A hat, sun block, and insect repellent (recommended)
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

All clean up supplies (garbage bags, protective gloves, buckets) will be provided.

Save your spot HERE!

 

Thank you for the support from Hydro Flask Parks for All!

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May 18, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 18, 2019 09:00 AM May 18, 2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Simpson Park Cleanup - May 18 Simpson Park
Simpson Park
55 SW 17th Rd
Miami, FL 33129
United States

Simpson Park Cleanup - May 18

This joint partnership between the City of Miami Parks and Recreation and Miami Waterkeeper is ongoing through 2020, so join us while we restore our parks! 

Volunteer Day Main Tasks:

  • Debris removal

  • Exotic invasive plant removal

  • Park clean up

Important Volunteer Information:

Please be on time, registration begins 15 minutes before workday starts.

  • Please Bring:

    • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside!

    • Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended.

    • A hat, sun block and insect repellent (recommended)

    • Gloves you feel comfortable wearing

  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

RSVP HERE!

Thank you for the support from Hydro Flask Parks for All!

 

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May 18, 2019
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
May 18, 2019 01:00 PM May 18, 2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Save the Seagrass

Save the Seagrass

Come listen to our Executive Director speak at the Save the Seagrass event with Sierra Club Miami this Saturday, May 18th!

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May 19, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
May 19, 2019 05:00 PM May 19, 2019 06:30 PM America/New_York Junior Ambassador Panel C4SC
C4SC
2103 Coral Way
5th Floor
Miami, FL 33145
United States

Junior Ambassador Panel

 

Our Junior Ambassadors are reaching their final leg of their year-long environmental leadership program. Their final task- a public presentation about an environmental topic of their choice. Some have opted to complete this project by being a part of a panel discussing threats to South Florida's waterways and how we can help!

We would love to see the general public at our panel, supporting our young environmental advocates! Refreshments will be provided.

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May 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
May 23, 2019 12:00 PM May 23, 2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Water Patrol Training Seminar - May 23 Police Department Community Room Diego Cancel dcancel@northmiamifl.gov
Police Department Community Room
700 NE 124th St
North Miami, FL 33161
United States

Water Patrol Training Seminar - May 23

Attend a 1000 Eyes on the Water Training Seminar to become a part of our water patrol program! We need your help to protect our waterways! Learn how to best observe, document, and report problems in our waterbodies and around our neighborhoods.

This training is one of three required steps to becoming a member of Miami Waterkeeper's Water Patrol. 

In addition to attending one training seminar, you must also:

  1. Fill out the Water Patrol Application
  2. Fill out the Volunteer Liability Agreement

Can't make a training, but want to contribute to this program? Click here!

 

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May 31, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
May 31, 2019 06:00 PM May 31, 2019 08:00 PM America/New_York World Reef Day Beer Garden Nautilus by Arlo
Nautilus by Arlo
1825 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States

World Reef Day Beer Garden

Celebrate our local reefs with Veza Sur Brewing Co. and the Nautilus Hotel by listening to a brief talk about our threatened South Florida Reef Tract while enjoying cocktails poolside. We will be there answering questions after at this "beer garden" type setting. 

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June 01, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 01, 2019 09:00 AM June 01, 2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Alice Wainwright Cleanup - June 1 Alice Wainwright Park
Alice Wainwright Park
2845 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33129
United States

Alice Wainwright Cleanup - June 1

This joint partnership between the City of Miami Parks and Recreation and Miami Waterkeeper is ongoing through 2020, so join us while we restore our parks! 

Volunteer Day Main Tasks:

  • Debris removal

  • Exotic invasive plant removal

  • Park clean up

Important Volunteer Information:

Please be on time, registration begins 15 minutes before workday starts.

  • Please Bring:

    • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside!

    • Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended.

    • A hat, sun block and insect repellent (recommended)

    • Gloves you feel comfortable wearing

  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

RSVP HERE!

Thank you for the support from Hydro Flask Parks for All!

RSVP

June 07, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 07, 2019 09:00 AM June 07, 2019 12:00 PM America/New_York World Ocean Day Restoration Event Virginia Key North Point Beach
Virginia Key North Point Beach
1820 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
Miami, FL 33149
United States

World Ocean Day Restoration Event

To celebrate World Ocean Day, we are partnering with 1% for the Planet and the City of Miami to restore our coastal vegetation!

 

From I95: Follow I-95 S to Miami. Take Exit 1A from 1-95 S. Use the right two lanes to exit 1A toward Key Biscayne/ Rickenbacker Causeway. Use any lane to turn slightly left toward SW 26th Rd. Use any lane to turn left onto SW 26thRd. Continue onto FL-913 S/Rickenbacker Causeway. After MAST academy, turn left onto Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd. (also known as the Water treatment plant) and keep right at the fork. Turn right at the roundabout towards the beach area. There will be a guard house which you can pull up to and let them know that you are there for the volunteer activity.

 

From South Dade: Get on Ronal Reagan Turnpike, keep left at the fork to continue on FL-874 N, use the right 2 lanes to take the FL-878 E Exit toward US-1. Continue onto FL-878 E. Take US-1 N to S Miami Ave, Use middle lane to take the US-1 N Exit toward Brickell Ave. Turn Right onto FL-913 S/Rickenbacker Causeway. Turn left onto Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd. (also known as the Water treatment plant) and keep right at the fork. Turn right at the roundabout towards the beach area. There will be a guard house which you can pull up to and let them know that you are there for the volunteer activity.

 

 

What to Bring:

 

  • Please be on time, registration begins 15 minutes before workday starts, during orientation clear instructions will be provided, please pay attention.
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants are recommended.
  • A hat, sun block and insect repellent (recommended)
RSVP

June 22, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 22, 2019 09:00 AM June 22, 2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Alice Wainwright Cleanup - June 22 Alice Wainwright Park
Alice Wainwright Park
2845 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33129
United States

Alice Wainwright Cleanup - June 22

This joint partnership between the City of Miami Parks and Recreation and Miami Waterkeeper is ongoing through 2020, so join us while we restore our parks! 

Volunteer Day Main Tasks:

  • Debris removal

  • Exotic invasive plant removal

  • Park clean up

Important Volunteer Information:

Please be on time, registration begins 15 minutes before workday starts.

  • Please Bring:

    • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside!

    • Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended.

    • A hat, sun block and insect repellent (recommended)

    • Gloves you feel comfortable wearing

  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

RSVP HERE!

Thank you for the support from Hydro Flask Parks for All!

RSVP

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