Miami Waterkeeper was among the supporters of Florida's waters participating in an interactive Earth Day Salute Wednesday broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live. April 22 was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This event was put on by Calusa Waterkeepers, which is dedicated to "protect and restore the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal waters."
Florida may be under a stay-at-home order, but the state's marine wildlife doesn't seem bothered by the lack of human activity. Dolphins, sharks, manatees and other marine animals are taking advantage of empty beaches and low boat traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In years past, we have celebrated Earth Day with a huge festival at The Wynwood Yard, complete with live music, informative panels, booths, community clean-ups, local beer tastings, and interactive, educational events. We aren't gathering on the lawn, jamming to music by Keith Johns.
Back to Blog We know that this Earth Day is a little different from those we've had in the past. However, this year makes of celebrating Earth Day! To show our appreciation for Mother Earth, we compiled a list (with the help of our local partners) of some things to do to celebrate Earth Day 2020 with your Quarantine Crew.
Home > Earth Day : interviews with local scientists and changemakers On the occasion of Earth Day, the French Consulate in Miami e-met with local researchers, representative of NGO and changemakers. We wanted to highlight how our relation with our environment is deeply linked with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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It's Wednesday, April 22nd - and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day. No. 1 - A major step forward could be coming as the first at-home test for COVID-19 has been emergency approved and could be available within weeks.
This might just be the kind of comeback we needed. As the state follows Gov. Ron DeSantis' stay-at-home order, it seems like Florida's wildlife got a different memo. Florida marine creatures have taken the opportunity to reclaim what was once theirs, and they're thriving.
Because COVID-19 has been detected in fecal matter and wastewater, Waterkeeper Alliance suggests that those sampling water change their protocols.
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Join our "See a fish, Send a Fish" campaign and help Miami Waterkeeper spot wildlife, debris, and pollution by reporting or tagging us in your sightings.
During this time of low boat traffic and little rainfall, our water has been noticeably clearer and bluer. And while we're all taking a pause, many people are also connecting with the nature that's around them. For example, Miami Waterkeeper has been receiving increased reports of wildlife sightings including dolphins, turtles, sharks, manatees, rays, and even a pair of endangered smalltooth sawfish!
Miami Waterkeeper continues our legal challenge of FPL's 20-year license renewal for Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. This March, Miami Waterkeeper and co-plaintiffs Friends of the Earth and Natural Resources Defense Council, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.