The waters surrounding Miami are world-renowned for their recreational opportunities. These include power boating, sail boating, canoeing, catamaraning, water skiing, jet skiing, hang gliding, swimming, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. Marinas and local parks, including three state parks, offer access to the aquatic preserve.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.