Florida Bay Forever is a Florida Keys grassroots not-for-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving Florida Bay through education and advocacy. Find our 2020 Strategic Plan here.
Florida Bay Forever is a 501(c)3 that works to increase awareness of the issues that threaten the Florida Bay with Florida Keys residents, visitors, and policymakers.
Our story begins in 2016 in the aftermath of a devastating seagrass die-off on Florida Bay. With 50,000 acres of seagrass lost, a group of dedicated Florida Keys residents came together to demand change for Florida Bay. After decades of water mismanagement, lagging Everglades restoration efforts, and a lack of political will, Florida Bay was left parched and vulnerable to collapse.
Our work focus is on addressing the root causes of these issues. We employ education and awareness as tools to cultivate stewardship for Florida Bay within our local community and the millions of visitors to our island chain every year. Together, we have worked with diverse coalitions within Monroe County and beyond to join us in the fight to preserve Florida Bay for future generations.
We have come a long way from our beginnings in 2016, but there is still much work to be done to preserve Florida Bay forever, and we need your help.