Many of our rivers, lakes, springs and oceans are threatened by pollution. We are a non-profit organization that is here to help free our bodies of water from trash, chemical pollutants, waste, oil, plastics and more. Together with our volunteer communities and pledges we want to make a difference in our Florida waters’ quality. Read more >
We are compassionate, we are
determined, we are here to keep
our Florida water clean.
Make a Pledge to join us in our journey to Keep Florida Waters Clean.
We are a group of environmentalist who care about Florida oceans and the quality of our water. Conservation and the love of our ocean is what keeps us going. We have recognized what happens here in our beaches and to our oceans, rivers and lakes. Today, Save Our Waves works with millions of volunteers from all over Florida in hope to effect the outcome to Keep Florida Waters Clean.
We joined forces to put together Save our Waves because of our love for Florida and the Ocean. We strive to make our oceans a clean place for everyone and our marine life. Want to join our team? It’s Easy, simply click the Make a Pledge button today and someone will reach out to you with all of the valuable information you need to become a Star fish on our team!
Did you know that Florida is the boating and fishing capitol of the world? We have more than 7,700 lakes, 11,000 miles of rivers, 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline wand each year we have over 1000 people moving here all to take part in Florida’s beautiful beaches and oceans. But, with that comes many complications – more pollution. Below are some devastating facts that our economy faces. If we don’t pay closer attention, things could get much, much worse.
FACT: The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that 841 manatee deaths were recorded between January 1 and July 2, breaking the previous record of 830 that died in 2013 because of an outbreak of toxic red tide.
FACT: Harmful algal blooms are the rapid growth of algae or cyanobacteria that can cause harm to people, animals, or the local ecology. Harmful algae or cyanobacteria can look like foam, scum, paint, or mats on the surface of water and can be different colors.
FACT: Oil causes harm to wildlife through physical contact, ingestion, inhalation and absorption. Floating oil can contaminate plankton, which includes algae, fish eggs, and the larvae of various invertebrates.
FACT: Our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup, and the effects on ocean life are devastating. Plastic pieces of all sizes choke and clog the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny plankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and is even ending up in the seafood on our plates.
Our waters face many threats like an over excess amount of plastics, waste dumping, and fertilizer run-off that ruin the ocean ecosystem and coral reefs All of these create an abundance of issues and severe bacteria levels to our water quality. But, with your help, we can work together to make Florida’s water clean again.