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South Florida Aquatic Environments

Get Involved!


Get Involved!

There are many things you can do at home and in your local community to help protect the natural habitats of south Florida.

At Home!

    Garden!

  • Recycle, reduce, and reuse! If your community does not have a recycling program, start one!

  • Conserve water - click here for more information on how to conserve water.

  • Never leave trash on the beach or throw trash in the water! Pick up your own trash as well as that left behind by others.

  • Use eco-friendly lawn and garden products. Pesticides and fertilizers end up being washed into the watershed and may ultimately impact waters downstream.

    Bike!
  • Landscape using native species, avoid allowing exotic ornamental plants to spread into native habitats.

  • Use non-toxic household cleaners, they are healthier for you and the environment!

  • Recycle used motor oil and antifreeze at a collection center or local garage.

  • Buy small, efficient automobiles or better yet carpool or ride the bus or a bike!

In Your Local Community!

    Beach!

  • Support conservation and environmental organizations in their work to protect marine resources.

  • Support legislation and the creation of marine protected areas, become involved in campaigns and projects supporting these efforts.

  • Volunteer for a local river or beach clean-up.


Visit Natural Habitats!


Boating!

  • Avoid spilling fuel into water when filling tank.
    Fishing

  • Use eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products on your boat.

  • Dispose of monofilament line and other fishing debris and trash back on land.

  • Release landed fish while still in water, avoid handling.