As we celebrate Earth Day, please be more careful with plastic bags and foam cups. And be sure to not let helium balloons loose.
The photographs I took underwater on my recent dive show more than anything I can say about plastic debris. This comes from a person who uses plastic all the time. It is not natural, as it is not something found in nature and cannot easily be degraded by natural processes. All of that you have heard before. Like me, you recognize the importance of plastic in our lives and use the convenience every day.
Everything is wrapped in plastic. It preserves and keeps food...
A group of community residents teamed up with Shoreline Restoration Services, I.CARE and founders Mike Goldberg and Kylie Smith, as well as Coastal Waters Revitalization Inc. for a shoreline cleanup on the oceanside, off the Old Highway in Islamorada, on April 18.
A debris pickup to celebrate Earth Day, the group collected a ton of debris during the morning at the village preserve at MM 86. Buckets for the cleanup were provided by Islamorada Pool Company.
From left, Kylie Smith, of I.CARE; Audrina Ennis, Shoreline Restoration Services Inc. founder; and Mike Goldberg, of I.CARE and Key Dives....
Every year, Earth Day celebrates all things wild on this big blue planet of ours. Here in the Keys, there’s no shortage of amazing places and animals. From our turquoise blue seas to our hardy mangrove forests, our resilient coral reefs to our incredible chain of misfit islands, there is so much beauty to behold and protect.
Here are some of our favorite ways to get involved on this Earth Day and beyond:
Apr. 22 – 24 at Rainbow Reef Dive Center (100 Ocean Dr., Key Largo) – Earth Day Eco Fair and Conservation Dives:
Apr. 22 at 8:30 a.m. – Coral Restoration...