The Magic of Bioswales

The City of Miami Beach is investing in green infrastructure projects as part of its resilience goals. Green infrastructure uses the natural environment and its elements to provide engineered solutions such as bio-swales.

Bio-swales are a natural alternative to storm sewers since they can absorb water flows and carry runoff from storms to storm sewer inlets. Bioswales filter storm runoff, which enhances local water quality. Bioswales work great in local habitats because they can work with native plants in their natural environments, meaning they can be implemented with very little change to the surrounding landscape. Bioswales are a great natural way to reduce stormwater runoff and filter stormwater, which is especially important in areas such as Miami Beach, which experience frequent heavy rain events.

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Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Miami Beach is strengthening its ability to adjust to different and fluctuating conditions

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The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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