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October 2015- June 2016 Community Science Workshops

Leadership Learning Center Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5pm

January 30th

Anti-Poverty Summit: Climate Resilience and Social Equity

January 31st

Summit Part II: Virginia Key Restoration Day

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Florida Native Plants

at the

GO NATIVE! Nursery

Call today to schedule an appointment to purchase plants!


Available plants include:


Orange Geiger


Necklace Pod


Lignum vitae


Beach Sunflowers



We are excited to be joining our partners and collaborators for an Anti-Poverty Summit; Climate Resilience and Social Equity on January 30th, 2016 and hosting a habitat restoration on  January 31st, 2016

  • Apply what you learned during the Anti-Poverty summit
  • Learn about south Florida ecosystems, their importance and their vulnerability to climate change
  • Be engaged in creating a positive change in our community
  • Connect with nature, other community members and various environmental organizations
Leave inspired and with the tools to make a difference!
Call or email us for more information and to RSVP  305-648-0000 or laura@abettersouthflorida.org

To register for the restoration event please CLICK HERE


We are dedicated to grass-roots, community-based environmental education that provides hands-on learning and promotes citizen-led action. Make an end of the year gift of $25 or more and become a member today!


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Photos courtesy of: Hassil Photography, Kelly Altosino-Sastre, Kiki Mutis, Armando Rodriguez

To check out pictures from this and other CITIZENS's events visit our Facebook page.

Service Learning with CITIZENS

Volunteering and Learning about our Unique South Florida Ecosystems

Did you know that Miami-Dade County’s urban canopy stands at a dismal 12%, with some areas  around the County only hosting 1 to 3% coverage? The national average for urban canopies stands at 33%, with 45% coverage being optimal. CITIZENS, along with its many partners, including volunteers like you, is expanding our urban forest. CITIZENS' Urban Greening and Community Forestry is targeting the areas with the lowest tree canopy, and allowing residents to adopt trees for their communities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Urban Greening program and the Neighbors Replanting Neighborhoods Initiative, and how to bring this latter into your community click here.

To learn about our urban forest and our unique ecosystems, like Virginia Key, browse through our site. CITIZENS is committed to providing environmental education to all of south Florida.

Must have's for understanding Virginia Key ecosystem and our urban forest:

-VirginiaKeyGuidebook; -FPLGuidetoTrees.  Feel free to contact us for more information.



We are grateful to have such a remarkable

group of Partners



Come and visit our Historical Bungalow!

Please call us at 305-648-0000 or e-mail us at info@abettersouthflorida.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Citizens for a Better South Florida, Inc., a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to providing environmental education, particularly to the diverse underserved community that inspires active stewardship and preservation of the south Florida environment.

Miami-Dade County

Office of

Capital Improvement

Miami-Dade County

Office of Grant Coordination

State of Florida

Department of


NextEra Energy Foundation

Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation

Milian, Swain & Associates

The City of Miami

Hassil Photography

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Union Credit Bank

Florida Power and Light Company

Florida Marlins Community Foundation

Doug Ingram and Sons Nursery, LLC

Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation

Debbie and John Swain

Arsenio and Elena Milian

Jack and Janet Parker

Donell and Beverly Henry

The Guerra Family Foundation

Boschetti Capital Partner, LLC

Florida Value Partners, LLC

Aran Properties

Wells Fargo


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