Environmental Impact

Miami Waterkeeper defends, protects and preserves Biscayne Bay, its watershed and wildlife through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research.
Words by Stacy Wynn | April 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

Boating, fishing, swimming or just living the salt life vicariously from afar, Biscayne Bay and its surrounding waters are one of the largest attractions of The Magic City. Miami Waterkeeper (formely Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper) is working hard to ensure a clean and vibrant Biscayne Bay and coastal culture for generations to come. Their “1,000 Eyes On The Water” initiative is a volunteer-based, citizen-led water patrol program designed to increase the organization’s ability to monitor the bay and waterways of South Florida and to understand how to identify, document and report issues. The Junior Ambassador Program is a year-long educational program that turns high school students into young environmental leaders in South Florida. There are also tiered memberships available or you can make a one-time donation option to help support everyone’s right to swimmable, drinkable and fishable waters;