VGGI - Environmental Education/Monitoring


Beach Erosion Monitoring

Village staff and consultants routinely monitor the Village's Atlantic Ocean shoreline to document beach behavior. Special assays are conducted before, during and after significant storm events and beach renourishment projects.


Citizen Science Project

The Citizen Scientist Project is a joint venture between the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, the Village of Key Biscayne, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Knight Foundation. 


Two seminars were held in April 2013 to introduce the public to the Citizen Scientist Project. PDFs of presentations given at each seminar are available below.


To learn more about the Project, or to become a Citizen Scientist, visit or email Upcoming events, including lectures, field trips and special events, are posted on the Village website's Calendar.



Water Quality Sampling at Local Beaches

The following links are to State of Florida Department of Health (DOH) webpages with information about water quality sampling at local beaches in and near Key Biscayne.

Main Page: DOH "Florida Healthy Beaches Program"


Since August 2002, the health deparment in Miami-Dade County and other coastal counties have collected water samples at local beaches on a weekly basis. These beach water samples are analyzed for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria. High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate the presence of microorganisms that could cause disease, infections, or rashes. County health departments issue health advisories or warnings when these conditions are confirmed.


Miami Dade County Beach Water Quality Sampling Locations and Results


Beach Water Quatlity Sampling locations within Miami-Dade County are shown on an interactive map. Weekly results of tests are given in tabular form below the map for each location and descriptions of sampling/result parameters are given below the results. Four sampling points (SPs) are located in Key Biscayne: Cape Florida Park, Crandon Park - Key Biscayne (North),  Crandon Park South and Key Biscayne Beach. Two sampling points are located in Virginia Key: Dog Beach and Virginia Beach.


Beach Water Sampling Result History for Key Biscayne Beach (Sampling location is at the Key Biscayne Beach Club)





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