Times are changing! With South Florida moving forward with a tiered reopening, we want you to stay safe and informed as you get out on the water. Remember, always adhere to governmental guidance on social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures.
A Message from our Waterkeeper
On The Lookout For The Next Group of Junior Ambassadors
- Do you know a student entering 9-12 grade who is interested in environmental protection? Have them apply to Miami Waterkeeper’s Junior Ambassador Program!
- This free program runs from September 2020 - June 2021, and applications are open! Students receive specialized training in leadership, public speaking, civic engagement, service-learning, and environmental science field techniques. It is a great way to earn community service hours and to help make a difference!
- Find out more about the program and how to apply here! Open to any student in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
- Our Water Monitoring Program is Back Online! Here’s How to Find the Results!
- Watch a virtual 1,000 Eyes on the Water inspired presentation: Celebrating Earth Day 2020 with Force-E Scuba Centers!
- Watch an episode of the PBS series, Visionaries, featuring Miami Waterkeeper: Visionaries Public Television Series Partners with Waterkeeper Alliance.
- Learn about how the EPA is relaxing enforcement and putting resources at risk: - EPA “Discretionary Enforcement” During COVID-19
- Learn about how the “virtual divide” presents barriers to entry for public comment on important environmental decision-making: COVID-19 Opens New Opportunities for Agencies to Deny Public Comment on Key Issues
- Miami Waterkeeper and other groups successfully secured an extension to allow for further review of an FDEP permit at Turkey Point that could allow for “seepage” from the Cooling Canals FDEP Grants Extension of Time for Turkey Point NPDES Permit Review
- A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the way groundwater pollution is treated under the Clean Water Act: County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund: Clean Water Act to Require Permits for Groundwater Pollution
In the News
- Turkey Point Is About To Get A New Pollution Permit. Critics Say Not So Fast. Full story HERE.
- Scientists find lower bacteria levels in water samples across Miami-Dade. Full story HERE.
- Rising Seas, Sinking Infrastructure: Miami’s Climate Conundrum. Full story HERE
- Miami’s water quality may have improved during coronavirus pandemic, preliminary research says. Read the full story HERE
- Known to pollute water, leaky septic tanks can also pose problems for human health. Whether they can spread COVID-19 is uncertain. Read the full story HERE
See you online soon!