Here are examples of some of our outreach projects:
Clean up project
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper and Sierra Club put on a clean-up at Peacock Park in the Grove. Volunteers paddled nearby waters and gathered a huge amount of trash. Thank you to the stewards of Biscayne Bay who volunteered their time to put a dent in the amount of trash in our waters.
Art by the Sea
February 2011: Hosted by Big Blue and You on the sand of South Beach, children and their families learned about wildlife, ocean and conservation issues with numerous arts & crafts, educational booths and surf lessons. BBWK hosted a booth where children painted creatures found in Biscayne Bay on their own personal canvas.
April 2012: In partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, and made possible by national sponsors KEEN and Toyota, BBWK hosted a SPLASH event at the Biscayne Nature Center and their staff to promote celebration and recreational use of Biscayne Bay. A family friendly event, the full day of activities included a seagrass exploration catch & release, a nature walk on the beach of Key Biscayne, innovative water & ocean themed crafts projects and kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board demonstrations.http://splashseries.org/past
REEF Fishing Tournament
Local high school Ransom Everglades Alumni fishing tournament where alumni members of BBWK sponsored an entry boat to highlight and promote BBWK’s conservation work for fisheries and benthic communities in Biscayne Bay.