Air quality information is recommended for individuals with respiratory illnesses, schools, day care centers, hospitals, and hospice and elderly service facilities. You can customize the Air Quality Notification Service for your own needs, allowing you to protect the health of yourself and your family.
Find out about the latest deployments to the Artificial Reefs network within Miami-Dade County, including information about the Mooring Buoy Program.
Biscayne Bay has undergone a significant change over time due to tourism, land development and commerce.
The expected outcome of this world-wide temperature shift is that there will be greater variability and less predictability in regional and local climate. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases may lead to increases in temperature, and changes in precipitation, soil moisture and sea level. Economic resources and quality of life such as agriculture, forestry and fishing may be affected.
The reefs offshore Miami-Dade County are part of the larger Florida Coral Reef Tract that runs from the Dry Tortugas north to the Port St. Lucie Inlet. The reefs in the southern part of Miami-Dade County fall under the protection of Biscayne National Park or Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (EEL) identifies, acquires, protects and maintains pinelands and other natural areas for preservation.
Land Pollution Prevention
Miami-Dade County works to protect the quality of our lands for everybody. This includes monitoring, making and enforcing laws, and issuing permits to control pollution on our lands.
Read about manatees in Miami-Dade County, efforts to protect the species and what to do if you see an injured or dead manatee.
Stormwater is basically a way of describing an accumulation of rainwater. This rainwater is either absorbed into porous surfaces like grass, forests, farm fields, and other areas of "open ground," or the rainwater collects on non-porous (or impervious) surfaces like streets, parking lots and rooftops.
It's these impervious areas where rainwater collects that is the challenge for stormwater planners.
Trees can add up to 15% to property values. They also make our neighborhoods and city streets more attractive to tourists and investors.
Water Pollution Prevention
Miami-Dade County is constantly working to ensure the quality of our surface water, groundwater, stormwater runoff and drinking water for our community. This includes a variety of activities such as promulgating regulations, maintaining permit programs, and participating on local advisory committees.
Today we are faced with a dilemma that has been brewing for some time - a limit to our water supply.
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