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Delivered: March 2017

We’ve had a busy March!

  • Our supporters (like you!) submitted over 10,000 comments asking for stronger reef protections in the Port Everglades expansion project.
  • We’ve exposed the Army Corps for distributing “alternative facts” to the public in both Port Miami and Port Everglades.
  • We’ve helped get the ball rolling on a plastic grocery bag ban in Coral Gables to reduce marine debris.
  • And we got to hang out with Phillippe Cousteau, Jr. on World Water Day by collecting water quality samples with local schools at the Biscayne Nature Center!

FDEP Withdraws Rule That Would Have Allowed More Toxic Chemicals in Florida’s Waters After Challenges

For Immediate Release, February 14, 2018


Rachel Silverstein, Miami Waterkeeper, (305) 905-0856,

Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper, (904) 509-3260

Tania Galloni, Earthjustice, (305) 440-5432


Septic Skeptics: What's Really Going on in the Tank in your Backyard

Septic tanks in South Florida are a source of land-based pollution, adding excess nutrients to our waterways when not properly cared for. 


Miami Waterkeeper Member Mark Grafton Runs Marathon for Clean Water

mark_grafton.jpgMark Grafton runs for clean water! 


Miami-Dade commissioners balk at FPL deal to use county wastewater

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MIAMI IS NOT PLASTIC -Rusty Pelican Introduces Initiative to Reduce Single Use Disposable Plastic

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Miami Septic Company Caught Repeatedly Dumping Liquid Waste Into Storm Drains

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Natural Barriers Provide Effective Storm Protection

Hurricane Irma brought to light a precarious position for Floridians in flood zones.

Irma has shown that natural barriers, as opposed to artificial, engineered ones, are the best defense Florida’s coastal communities have against floods and rising waters. Coral reefs, mangrove forests, dunes, and wetlands are all examples of natural barriers that, for too long, have been degraded to make way for development. However, it is now all too clear that these dwindling natural barriers protect us from rising sea levels and storm surges.

Miami-Dade Commissioner Says Lower Water-Quality Standards Put Floridians at Risk

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Escape Winter Malaise with Balarama Heller’s Stunning Photos of Miami’s Waterways

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