The MUVE program is currently on hold until further notice due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) however there are still plenty of ways you can have a positive impact on the environment. 

Adopt a Tree – Missing MUVE and want to make a lasting contribution to their current enhancement sites? The purchase of a native plant will go directly toward and the restoration of Miami’s coastal habitats and support our conservation efforts. You will receive a digital certification, photo and letter of appreciation outlining details of your specific tree and the environment in which it was planted.

iNaturalist – Even if you aren’t attending MUVE events, you can become a citizen scientist! Take photos of plants and animals you see outside on walks, at the park or the beach, or even out your window! Then upload them to iNaturalist using the website or the free smartphone app. The more your record, the more you are supporting science and the study of biodiversity. Need some more inspiration? Check out our Nature Bingo Toolkit!

Clean-up – It doesn’t take an organized event to keep our environment and oceans clean! Host your own socially distant clean-up in your neighborhood or even on a walk around the block. 80% of marine debris comes from land-based sources, like the sewer drains! Keeping them clean will make a huge difference. Make sure to wear gloves, be careful what you pick up and follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 when cleaning in public. Track what you find by using either using Marine Debris Tracker or Clean Swell, a free smartphone and tablet app, contributing to global data about debris.

Stay tuned for the status of this program and keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly museum newsletter here.
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MUVE is a volunteer-based habitat restoration project that uses social media, eco-art and science exhibits to engage local residents in restoring coastal environments that once thrived in Miami. Since 2007, over 8,000 volunteers have restored more than 25 acres of mangroves, freshwater wetlands, dune habitat and coastal forest. These environments provide shelter for native organisms above and below the water line, stabilize our shores, protect our city from storms and sea level rise, and serve as a nursery for a food chain of marine life, including fish crucial to the commercial and sport fishing industries.

In order to ensure a healthy environment, local volunteers first learn about the environmental stresses we face, then get their hands dirty with their peers and make a difference. Volunteers leave behind a living legacy of native habitats that they can visit and enjoy in perpetuity. We invite you to join our efforts to bring back these habitats and the economic and ecological value they provide.

Volunteers can join our efforts both on land and underwater as citizen scientists! Sign up here to get involved!

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Restoration Projects

Find out about current restoration projects and environmental monitoring activities.

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Project History

In order to ensure a healthy environment, local volunteers first learn about the environmental stresses we face, then get their hands dirty with their peers and make a difference. Volunteers leave behind a living legacy...

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Education Projects

MUVE uses Miami's diverse outdoor environment to give students novel experiences and spark learning about science and the world around them.

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Important Habitats

Coastal habitats are critically important to South Florida, offering us both ecological and economic benefits.

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Adopt a Tree

Make a lasting mark on Miami’s natural habitat by adopting a native hammock tree.

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