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Keep our beaches swimmable!

$975.00 raised
GOAL: $5,000.00

****WATER QUALITY STATUS****

 

Miami Waterkeeper currently monitors 7 sites for Enterococcus bacteria on a weekly basis. Our sites are designed to cover areas not currently included in the state of Florida's Healthy Beaches program, focusing on locations commonly used for swimming, kayaking, or fishing in Biscayne Bay.
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We are testing for Enterococcus, which is a bacteria often found associated with sewage, and therefore is often used as a proxy for swimming safety. After receiving test results we update our Swim Guide website and app. Locations on the app will show either green ("pass") or red ("fail"). If no results were recorded in the past week, sites will display "historical data" and will be a lighter colored green, yellow, or red.
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Here is a link to the Swim Guide website where weekly
results are posted: https://www.theswimguide.org/
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Do you want to learn about how our monitoring program works? You can find out more information by clicking here.
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How can you help?

Continue supporting weekly tests and help us achieve good policies based off of sound science that protect our waterways and beaches!

You can also become a member and make a contribution today. We are a community-funded organization and we need your support. 

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What can you do to reduce pollution? 

South Florida beaches have been suffering from chronic closures this summer due to the presence of a fecal indicator bacteria: Enterococcus (the same bacteria found in human and animal waste)! This bacteria can be harmful to human health, making it dangerous to swim in or fish from the water. Beaches are a defining feature of our community and the local economy worth billions in tourism and real estate every year. This is why we must protect these resources!

Here is a fact sheet about the beach closures and what they mean. 

Here are some ways you can help keep our water safe for swimming.

Stormwater is a major cause of pollution in our waterways! Click below for Stormwater Best Management Practices brochure for ways to implement change in your daily lives:

English brochure

Spanish brochure

 

 

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