The Little River Pollution Problem in Miami, FL

Everybody used to travel Miami’s Little River like a watery highway between the Everglades and Biscayne Bay. But these days, there’s too much pollution, and too many dams. Just take a paddle and give it a shot. Little River empties into Biscayne Bay at Belle Meade Island. Little River goes through Little Haiti and Liberty… Continue reading The Little River Pollution Problem in Miami, FL

Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Water flowing through Shark River Slough undr Tamiami Trail on December 9, 2020 - ©Underwaterville.com

It took thousand of workers and millions of dollars to complete the Tamiami Trail, approximately three hundred miles of highway cutting straight through the peat, muck, and grassy waters of the historic Everglades from Miami to Tampa. From 1928 to 2020 this roadway strangulated the water flowing south to it like an 1860 tourniquet. But… Continue reading Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Maggy Hurchalla Interview

Magy Hurchalla resting in the cool waters of Fisheating Creek while on a 52 mile paddling journey through Florida - Photo ©Carlton Ward. All Rights Reserved.

Maggy Hurchalla is a water-loving adventurer, Miami pioneer, and constitutional patriot. She’s gone to court for a big case, and Janet Reno’s sister won’t back down. Here’s what she had to say about fighting for her love of Mother Nature, getting hit with a SLAPP lawsuit, and her early life in greater Miami. Hello and… Continue reading Maggy Hurchalla Interview

Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

People don’t usually cheer for a flood. But that’s exactly what scientists, politicians, and everyday people around the world are doing now that the Everglades are getting a much need influx of natural, fresh Florida water. In fact, Everglades National Park officials have said water levels haven’t been this high since 1962. UPDATE: Shark Valley… Continue reading Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Wind, rain, hydraulic powered heavy metal machinery, the aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, these are some of the forces that shape the Everglades as we know them today. But one thing is different between today and almost every other day in the past 45 years, and that’s the historic return of freshwater flowing through the southern Everglades,… Continue reading The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Top 10 Miami Kayak Launches

Miami, Florida is a watery paradise. So grab your yak, get a view from your canoe, or see the sandy shore from your paddle board when you launch out from these top 10 Miami kayak launches. 10. Matheson Hammock Kayak Launch – 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156 – You can launch into… Continue reading Top 10 Miami Kayak Launches