Miami Waterkeeper Intern, Monique Paul, Wins Ocean Stewardship Award

Our policy intern, Monique Paul, was awarded the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Master of Professional Science Student Award for Excellence in Ocean Stewardship!


Coral Gables looks at corralling use of herbicide RoundUp

Coral Gables looks at corralling use of herbicide RoundUp

Written by Catherine Lackner on July 9, 2019 Coral Gables is considering banning RoundUp, a Glyphosate-based herbicide, though that move would conflict with state law. Commissioner Pat Keon invited Kelly Cox, program director from Miami Waterkeeper, to address the city commission Tuesday about the effects of herbicides and fertilizers on urban landscapes.


Miami Waterkeeper Reports a Healthy Biscayne Bay is Worth $3.3 Billion

Miami Waterkeeper Reports a Healthy Biscayne Bay is Worth $3.3 Billion | Miami Beach Times

By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Last month Miami Waterkeeper released their latest study, 'Restoring Biscayne Bay and the Economic Value of Rehydrating Coastal Wetlands', which valued the ecosystem services of a rehydrated Biscayne Bay at over $3.3 billion.


How World Red Eye’s Seth Browarnik Is Redefining Swim Week

Seth Browarnik Is Redefining Swim Week

Swim Week is the time of year in Miami where swimwear lovers and designers gather to see the latest trends and designs. Some might say that there is no need for this type of event any more or that it is boring.


Army Corps Biologist To Plead Guilty To Lying

Army Corps Biologist To Plead Guilty To Lying

A former lead biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who managed the controversial dredging of PortMiami will plead guilty to lying, her attorney told a Miami federal judge on Tuesday. Terri Jordan-Sellers was charged in May with lying to investigators with the U.S.


Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take the stage in Miami this week for the first debate of the race

Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take the stage in Miami this week for the first debate of the race

Florida's significance in the 2020 presidential election will become apparent again this week as Democrats come to town, Miami to be specific. A week after President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando to officially launch his reelection campaign, 20 of his Democratic challengers are preparing to face-off in the first Democratic debate of the race.


Democrats Will Debate in a City Under Siege by Climate Change

'What Is Your Actual Plan?' Miami Debates Give Democrats an Opening on Climate Change

MIAMI - New water pumps and tidal valves worth millions of dollars are needed to keep the streets from flooding even on sunny days. Septic tanks compromised by rising groundwater leak unfiltered waste that threatens the water supply. Developers are often buying out residents of established communities, hoping to acquire buildable property on higher ground.


MIAMI WATERKEEPER WELCOMES PROGRAMS INTERN, MARIA!

Welcome to our new Program Intern, Maria Briz! Maria has always had a passion for conservation and environmental education so she is currently pursuing a Professional Science Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management at Florida International University.


Sea-Level Rise in Miami-Dade Could Cost $3.2 Billion by 2040

Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade Could Cost $3.2 Billion by 2040

A new report from the Center for Climate Integrity confirms what most of us already know - the seas are rising, and Miami is pretty much screwed. But the study puts the impact of climate change into stark, almost apocalyptic terms: If Miami-Dade were to construct a basic seawall defense system to protect itself, the county would need to spend a whopping $3.2 billion for 267 miles of coastal barriers.


Moms for Clean Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2019

Contacts: 
Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper & President of Waterkeepers Florida
(904) 509-3260, lisa@stjohnsriverkeeper.org
Jen Lomberk, Matanzas Riverkeeper & Vice President of Waterkeepers Florida
(904) 471-9878, jen@matanzasriverkeeper.org

Waterkeepers Florida Launches Moms for Clean Water Campaign Inspired by Florida’s First Lady

FLORIDA, USA — Earlier this year, First Lady Casey DeSantis made a powerful statement: “We feel an obligation as parents and we feel we should work on behalf of all the parents of this great state to make sure their children have a clean environment and clean water to grow up on."

Waterkeepers Florida applaud the First Lady’s commitment to restoring and protecting our state’s waters, although it is clear our legislature does not share that same sense of urgency. Unfortunately, this legislative session failed to yield any meaningful protective policies for Florida’s waterways. Florida Moms demand better for our children and their children.

Inspired by First Lady DeSantis’ words, Moms for Clean Water represents moms around the state of Florida calling for greater protection for ALL of our water resources. We believe that our water should be clean for our children to safely fish, swim, and drink.

Seeing my son explore the wonders of the ocean is one of the simplest joys of being a mom. I can’t imagine living here and not being able to swim in our waterways. It is our collective responsibility to ensure clean, healthy waterways for all of our children today and for future generations.,” said Rachel Silverstein, Miami Waterkeeper.


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