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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!

Worsening High Tide Flooding Washes Pollution into Water Bodies

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding has worsened in many coastal cities on the east coast like Miami. As these flood waters recede, they carry excess toxic pollutants and nutrients into rivers, bays, lakes, and coastal waters.


South Miami Garden Club May 2019

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The States That Use the Most Glyphosate — And What You Can Do About It

The States That Use the Most Glyphosate - And What You Can Do About It

By Sophie Hirsh The herbicide glyphosate has been the subject of some major lawsuits over the past few years. Weed Killer Crisis , a website dedicated to documenting the "unfolding legal and health crisis" surrounding pesticides and herbicides, recently compiled government data on glyphosate and other agricultural chemicals around the country into easy-to-read visuals, to inform the public on pesticide use in their states.


Port Everglades Dredging Status Update

The Army Corps of Engineers recently released a status report on their upcoming dredging project at Port Everglades. The report announced that the project has now been delayed to 2021. 

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A federally protected Staghorn Coral buried in dredging sediment from the PortMiami expansion project.

Ultra: Under Review By City of Miami?

Ultra: Under Review By City of Miami? | Key News for Key Biscayne

I n the wake of miles-long traffic snarls, bus transportation foul-ups, and loud complaints about noise from the Ultra Music Festival, Miami city officials are bringing the concert's future on Virginia Key up for a discussion this week.


Miami Waterkeeper and OneMBA

Last week, our Executive Director & Waterkeeper, spoke to OneMBA participants at the University of Miami. The OneMBA is a global executive MBA program that builds real-world business knowledge and cultivates real-life relationships. Through immersive in-country residencies, global teamwork, project collaborations, and a challenging multicultural curriculum, this program is offered in partnership the University of Miami Business School as its new American partner.


April is Water Conservation Month!

On April 2, 2019, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried highlighted key issues facing Florida's natural lands and waterways. She sponsored a resolution, signed by Governor DeSantis and the entire cabinet, recognizing the month of April as Water Conservation Month in the state of Florida.


Florida Sportsman Watermen Premieres April 5th

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Ultra looks ahead after transportation woes plague opening night on Virginia Key

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