Valuing Nature: A Tour and Discussion on Wastewater Reuse and Wetland Restoration

Rehydrated coastal wetlands in Biscayne Bay provide important ecosystem services and could be key in local climate change resiliency measures. To explore this subject farther, Miami Waterkeeper recently hosted a program at Deering Estate on the economic valuation of ecosystem restoration in order to discuss the benefits to restoring wetlands and options for wastewater reuse. The day began with a tour of a pilot wetlands restoration site lead by Dallas Hazelton (Natural Areas Management, Miami-Dade County). Then during a panel discussion, scientists and resource managers explained the importance of quantifying ecosystem benefits as a resiliency measure for Miami-Dade County.

Comcast Cares Day!

Our team joined forces with ComcastCitizens for a Better South Florida and the City of Miami Parks and Recreation to create a volunteer event in celebration of the annual Comcast Cares Day. We had a successful day of volunteer work with our corporate partner Comcast!

Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors Class of 2019 Graduate!

Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors graduate from the 2018-2019 program!

Miami Waterkeeper Welcomes Marketing Intern, Natalie!

Miami Waterkeeper welcomes our new marketing intern, Natalie Rodriguez. 

Miami Waterkeeper Welcomes Program Intern, Nicole!

Join Miami Waterkeeper in welcoming our new Program Intern, Nicole Sedran! Nicole joined our team in May 2019, and we’re very excited to be working with her!

Latest Chapter In Port Miami Dredge: More Dead Coral, Biologist Charged With Lying

A $205 million Port Miami channel expansion that left a swath of dead coral and led to a legal battle over damage is facing more controversy. A new study published last week concluded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors vastly underestimated the amount of coral killed. Meanwhile, the Miami U.S.

Florida's Clean Water Act Triennial Review

Last month, Waterkeepers Florida met with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regarding its upcoming triennial review of water quality standards. In addition to this meeting, Waterkeepers Florida wrote a letter to the FDEP requesting three additional workshops to increase public involvement for the triennial review process.

Miami dredging caused “extensive coral mortality and critical habitat loss” for the US’ only continental reef

Miami dredging caused "extensive coral mortality and critical habitat loss" for the US' only continental reef

Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science say that local reefs have suffered extensive damage from sediment plumes stirred up by the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami. The team estimates that over half a million corals were killed - those that lived within 550 yards (500 meters) of the dredged channel.

Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami’s waterways at Miami Waterkeeper

Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami's waterways at Miami Waterkeeper - Lifestyle Media

As far back as she can remember, Rachel Silverstein has had a passion for the environment. What floats her boat, so to speak, are "all of the creatures and critters that live in the wild, and the unique and intricate ways that they all survive and interact with one another," she says.

Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast

Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast - D-brief

Coral reefs along the Florida coastline are struggling. Disease has been running rampant among colonies in recent years, and now researchers have found that a billion-dollar dredging project that wrapped up in 2015 killed off more than half of the coral population in the Port of Miami.

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