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December 5

Native Garden at South Miami k-8

December 6

UM Engineers Without Boarders Native Garden Day at the Bungalow

December 6

Members appreciation fieldtrip to the Biscayne National Park

December 10

Beach Clean Up with LUSH Cosmetics

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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



Saturday, December 6th


Biscayne National Park
Dante Fascell Visitor Center

9700 SW 328th St Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 248-3311

Come to Biscayne National Park and enjoy an educational talk, guided canoe tour, and picnic lunch! 

Get your tickets today, only a few spots available!

Click Here For Tickets & Information!

 Thank you to the Biscayne National Park Service and the ASCE for making this event possible!


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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