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Miami Waterkeeper

Miami Waterkeeper

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The turquoise water of Biscayne Bay stretches 35 miles up the coastline of South Florida. Residents and visitors use the scenic body of water for diving, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and, of course, boating. Biscayne Bay is “the jewel of our city, and it helps drive the economy,” says Miami Waterkeeper Executive Director Rachel Silverstein. […]

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plastic waste in our waterways can be quite an eyesore. Bags and containers litter shorelines, clog streams and rivers, and form floating trash heaps in the middle of the ocean, imposing harmful effects on the environment and resulting in often deadly consequences to marine life. Additionally, there are lesser known and potentially more pervasive plastic […]

Miami’s Artificial Reef Program

Miami’s Artificial Reef Program

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you ever wonder what happens to a sunken ship? No need to wonder that in Miami, as the Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef Program uses sunken ships — and other materials from the ocean’s floor — to create safe, manmade reefs. For more than 30 years, Miami-Dade County has overseen the deployment of an extensive […]

Minimize Your Boat’s Carbon Footprint

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In case you think you only have a carbon footprint if you walk, drive, or are otherwise crossing on (or over) land, think again.  Carbon footprints measure the effects on the climate in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, so a boat may impact the planet as much as a jet liner flying […]