What We Accomplished in 2019!

Our 2019 numbers are in, and they are certainly something to boast about! This last year was a year of growth for Miami Waterkeeper across all fronts of our organization. Without sharing too much, we want to showcase some of our greatest successes over the past year.


Half the stuff in Fort Lauderdale’s sewage system isn’t waste. Sea rise makes leaks worse

Half the stuff in Fort Lauderdale's sewage system isn't waste. Sea rise makes leaks worse

Fort Lauderdale is soaked in waste after six sewage spills from decaying pipes dumped more than 126 million gallons of raw sewage directly into nearby rivers and canals over the last few weeks. That's about the volume of 191 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


This city sits next to a sewage plant, but seaweed may be what’s closing its beaches

This city sits next to a sewage plant, but seaweed may be what's closing its beaches

There's a sewage treatment plant that pumps treated waste a few miles off the coast from Key Biscayne, but new research hints a rash of beach closures may be tied to a more natural problem: seaweed.


Miami Waterkeeper A non-profit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean

Miami Waterkeeper - A non-profit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean

A non-profit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean Miami Waterkeeper is a nonprofit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean. Through community outreach, education, science-based research, and legal advocacy, Miami Waterkeeper aims to ensure swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for all.


Jorge M. Perez foundation grants fund 10 Miami causes

Jorge M. Perez foundation grants fund 10 Miami causes

Written by Miami Today on December 31, 2019 Advertisement The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation is making $600,000 in grants to benefit nonprofit groups that promote equitable education, address growing concerns of economic inequality and more. The grantees include 10 local and national organizations.


Five Ways Miami Screwed the Environment in 2019

Five Ways Miami Screwed the Environment in 2019

There should be little controversy in saying that 2019 has been a particularly crappy year - in some cases, literally - for South Florida's once-vibrant ecosystems. Through negligence and neglect, Miami politicians and businesses have allowed for dirtier waters and dying coral reefs in spite of unceasing complaints from residents and environmental activists.


Miami dips toe into monitoring Biscayne Bay water quality

Miami dips toe into monitoring Biscayne Bay water quality

Written by Gabriel Poblete on December 24, 2019 Advertisement Who's looking out for Biscayne Bay? The City of Miami wants in on the monitoring. City commissioners approved a resolution for the city administration to work out a deal with Miami Waterkeeper, in which the not-for-profit will provide regular testing of the body water that bumps against the city's eastern boundary.


A Big Thank You to Periosolutions!

Miami Waterkeeper is so thankful to be the organization chosen for an annual fundraiser put on by Periosolutions and their associated study club of dental offices. Each year they choose an organization to fundraise for, and this year they had the environment in mind! Raising over $1,500, they have shown their commitment to helping us ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all!


Readers weigh in on who should be South Florida Person of the Year

Readers weigh in on who should be South Florida Person of the Year

With Time Magazine having named 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year for 2019, we asked readers for their candidates for South Floridian of the year, if there were such a thing.


Miami Waterkeeper Provides Supplemental Comments to FDEP Turkey Point NPDES Permit

Miami Waterkeeper and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) jointly provided supplemental technical comments on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for Turkey Point. These comments were submitted in addition to the comments made in May 2019.

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Turkey Point Point Power Plant - Photo Credit: Sun-Sentinel


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