Environment & Sustainability
The City of Miami Beach is a unique mix of ultra-urban meets the natural environment. There are many natural resources including; canals, waterways, sand dunes, 26 parks and green spaces, and just over 7 miles of white, sandy beaches. Miami Beach is a natural nesting habitat for endangered sea turtles, butterflies, and is home to several endangered plant species including the Biscayne Prickly Ash, Beach Cluster Vine and the Beach star.
Our environment is our 'natural capital' and is the foundation of our strong economic development and high quality of life. It is what attracts residents and business to the area, not to mention the 6 million tourists who visit the City each year. The Environmental Resources Management Division is currently working to reduce impacts to the City's natural resources through the development and implementation of strategic environmental management plans.
We are striving to make the City of Miami Beach a leader in urban environmental management, and working to conserve the resources we currently have such that present and future generations may enjoy the beauty of our City.