Request Nature-Based Sea Level Rise Solutions Now for Miami-Dade County!

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Why are we taking action?

Want a 30-foot high wall in Biscayne Bay along the Brickell waterfront? Neither do we. 

Miami-Dade residents need sustainable, equitable solutions to deal with sea level rise and storm surge. That’s why Miami Waterkeeper and our partners are recommending a revision to the project’s proposal in the form of a "locally preferred plan" that puts the community and ecosystem first.

We are asking you to take action today by letting your elected officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers know that you support an alternative locally preferred plan. Use the pre-filled email to the right to complete your action in just a few short clicks! You can customize the email as needed. We need a plan that we can support!

Existing Conditions at Brickell Bay Drive

Existing conditions at Brickell Bay Drive
USACE Back Bay TSP Proposal at Brickell Bay Drive
USACE Back Bay TSP Proposed at Brickell Bay Drive

Photo credit: Curtis + Rogers Design Studio & Downtown Development Authority

Why is the current plan problematic?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a $6+ billion investment to address storm surge risk in our region. This current proposal, called the "Back Bay Study", harms the community and the environment by building walls in neighborhoods and Biscayne Bay. It proposes inequitable investments in communities, particularly for historically under-resourced communities are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Additionally, the proposed plan does not include enough nature-based solutions to improving resiliency, like restoring mangroves, corals, and dunes. In sum, this plan creates equity problems, increases flooding from daily sea level rise, and harms Biscayne Bay. We want sea level rise investments in our community, but the proposal must also benefit our community and our environment.

To read the full Community Comment Letter submitted in July 2020, please click here.