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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!
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:
About Miami Waterkeeper
Miami Waterkeeper is fighting for your right to clean water-- and that includes keeping waters swimmable. We are monitoring weekly for bacteria at sites throughout Biscayne Bay, and sharing water quality data with the public via our free Swim Guide app. We are also working with to achieve good policies that protect our waterways and beaches. Backed by sound science, we'll also take polluters to court.
How can you help
You can become a member and make a contribution today. We are a community-funded organization and we need your support. Join us in solving this beach contamination catastrophe