Back Bay Study Action Alert

Now Closed

This latest action alert, which closed May 31, 2024, reached 395 signatures asking for more nature-based solutions for Miami’s future! Thank you to those that weighed in!

Take Action

Scroll down to join us in filling out this Action Alert: advocate for a sustainable, inclusive approach to protecting Miami from storm surge impacts before May 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM. We advocated, and continue to advocate, for alternatives to hulking walls. What do we want to see instead? Nature-based solutions, like enhanced reefs, dunes, mangroves, and wetlands. We continue to push for the most vulnerable communities to participate fully in this process, and benefit from the investment. Everyone needs protection from natural catastrophes. 

Be Heard

When it comes to reckoning with the impact of storm surges, Miami has always been on the front lines, living through major storms like Andrew and Irma. We’re deeply familiar with their devastating consequences and applaud several major improvements in the Army Corps of Engineers’ latest Back Bay Study Report—currently under consideration—which aims to address coastal storm surge risk in the face of a changing climate. Our goal is to ensure that the Back Bay Study results in a resiliency project that works with nature and addresses our community’s notable concerns and opportunities. Your comments will continue to make a real impact, one that will affect Miami for decades to come. We have reviewed the 222-page Corps' technical document in detail so you don’t have to.

We’re a long way from the wall—the Corps’ initial proposal—and we’re grateful to the Corps and the county for their work on this project. We also applaud Mayor Daniella Levine Cava for pivoting the process toward a new plan. Your advocacy is making a difference. But we’re not there yet. 

The action alert and technical comment letter to the Corps represents the work across a coalition of experts: Everglades Foundation, Everglades Law Center, Environmental Defense Fund, Tropical Audubon Society, and Miami Waterkeeper. Miami Waterkeeper does not share your information. Please refer to www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/privacy_policy.

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    • Rebecca Sharpe
      commented 2024-05-24 09:35:58 -0400
      Great news that the window for comment received an 11th hour extension from 23 May 2024 to 31 May 2024. Let’s take action.
    • Miami Waterkeeper
      published this page in Take Action 2024-05-17 13:07:51 -0400