King Tide season is upon us! Here's what you need to know.

You may have heard the term "King Tide" in the news recently. But, what exactly is this tidal event? King tides are the highest high tides of the year and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, they occur when the "orbits and alignment of the Earth, moon, and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal effects of the year." These major tidal events occur once or twice a year and can often cause coastal flooding in low-lying areas of South Florida. 


FERTILIZER ORDINANCE APPROVED IN BID TO PROTECT NEAR SHORE WATERS

Fertilizer ordinance approved in bid to protect near shore waters

There's such a thing as too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to the harmful effects associated with excess nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, entering the waters. Islamorada Village council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to amend land development regulations related to fertilizer application standards during the...


Welcome Collin

Join Miami Waterkeeper in welcoming our new Outreach Coordinator, Collin Schladweiler! Collin joined our team in September 2019, and we’re very excited to be working with him!


Plastic straw ban draws more discussion

Plastic straw ban draws more discussion

ISLAMORADA - A second showdown over a crackdown on plastic straws could return to Islamorada. "Any difference we make is a step in the right direction," Vice Mayor Mike Forster said at the Aug. 29 meeting of the Islamorada Village Council. "The time has come where we can make some progress."


Village to limit fertilizer use

Village to limit fertilizer use

ISLAMORADA - Applying potent fertilizers to residential landscaping can be "too much of a good thing," Islamorada Village Council members agreed Aug. 29. The council passed the first reading of a landscape ordinance that would prohibit the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus within 15 feet of a waterway or shoreline, and in an overall restricted period from June 1 to Sept.


That busted sewer pipe by Oleta Park was supposed to be replaced years ago by county

That busted sewer pipe by Oleta Park was supposed to be replaced years ago by county

A sewer pipe that carries 10 million gallons of sewage every day ruptured in Northeast Dade and leaked at least a million gallons of waste into the Oleta River. For years, Miami-Dade has delayed replacing the decades-old pipe that sent at least 1 million gallons of sewage into the Oleta River earlier this month after corrosion finally caused its exterior to rupture.


New Study Shows Biscayne Bay Could Suffer From "Regime Change"

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released a study looking at 20 years worth of data on pollution which has found that Biscayne Bay may be facing a "regime change." This means that the bay is changing from a seagrass dominated ecosystem to an algae dominated one.


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Oleta River Sewer Spill Grows As Workers Race To Fix It

Oleta River Sewer Spill Grows As Workers Race To Fix It

A crack in a half-century old iron sewer pipe has grown and could keep leaking for up to three weeks while workers struggle to fix it, Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Director Kevin Lynskey said Friday.


The 13 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

The 13 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Thursday, August 15 Unfortunately, we can't see Prince perform live anymore (RIP), but plenty of cool events are keeping the icon's spirit alive. Among them is a new laser at the Frost Museum of Science. Catch some of your Prince faves - from "Raspberry Beret" to "1999" - as part...


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