Miami Waterkeeper's mission is to defend, protect, and preserve South Florida's watershed through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research. We work to ensure swimmable, drinkable and fishable water for all. Through our efforts, we hope to maintain a clean and vibrant watershed, resilient South Florida, and coastal culture for generations to come. We have become a leading advocate for the Biscayne Bay and a powerful voice for clean water and sustainable development. We engage thousands of citizens and community leaders through dozens of outreach events annually, such as our annual "Bay Day," and education programs like the Junior Ambassador program.
The Junior Ambassador program helps students become well versed in the complex relationships between social, environmental, governmental, and economic issues that are central to cultivating a culture of environmental awareness and advocacy in South Florida. Junior Ambassadors play a large role in their communities by participating in service events, such as tabling at environmental fairs, boat shows, fishing tournaments, community festivals, local farmer's markets, etc., and taking part in projects like volunteer beach clean-ups, dune restoration, and citizen science.