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Meet Rachel Silverstein of Miami Waterkeeper

Voyage MIA writes:

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Silverstein.

Rachel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.Before Miami Waterkeeper was founded nearly a decade ago, Miami’s waters were marred by chronic sewage spills and polluted runoff, resulting in health-related impacts and frequent swim advisories closing our beaches. More than 47 million gallons of sewage spilled into Biscayne Bay around this time. MWK’s founders recognized the need for a locally-based nonprofit to help organize community members and groups to fight for clean water in Miami. Founded by anglers and boaters, MWK has become an influential advocate for marine ecosystems, clean water, and a resilient South Florida.

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