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Chapter Spotlight: Miami-Dade EWRI and COPRI Chapters Deliver Joint Living Shoreline Talk —Currents Winter 2018 by ASCE-EWRI (p. 16), January 28 2018

South Florida National Parks Trust Launches Environmental Leadership Program Focused on South Florida’s National Parks —SFNPT, January 16 2018

“[Wells] identified that Miami Beach accounts for 4% of discharge into the Bay. The region’s new stormwater systems are designed to address rising sea levels with pump stations to prevent flooding with the added benefit of debris removal before discharge.” —Inaugural Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit Report, 2017

“Margarita Wells is the founder of Thank You Miami, a lifestyle blog intended to help ‘Miami enthusiasts revel in and be thankful for life in paradise.’ Originally from Mexico City, she works as an environmental professional—and in October 2016, she published her first book, The HUNT Miami, which documents some of the city’s most under-the-radar gems.” —Localeur Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017

Margarita Wells, Miami Beach’s interim environment and sustainability director, told the Miami Herald that local governments would benefit from having more prices to compare when arranging a beach renourishment project. —Tampa Bay Times, October 25 2017

“Wells said that beach renourishment combined with sand dunes is the most effective method for fighting erosion…” —Miami Herald, October 24 2017

“Dunes are important to our city because they help protect our homes, businesses and investments against harsh winds, waves and storms,” said Environmental Resources Manager Margarita Wells. —MB Magazine Fall 2016: “Meet Your Wildlife Neighbors” (p. 20-21), September 30 2017

“The challenge with sea level rise as it relates to our beaches is that we would anticipate that as the sea level rises, it is going to take away some of the width we currently have.” —The Weather Channel, September 28 2017

“Margarita Wells, the Beach’s environmental director, told the Miami Herald the impacts highlight the importance of maintaining the city’s dunes and shoreline.” —Miami Herald, September 19 2017

“It was such an honor to be listed alongside Martin Murray from Michigan University, Margarita Wells from City of Miami Beach, Jason Reblando from Illinois State University, Alan During from Sightline Institute, Mario Gandelsonas from Princeton University and Tom Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa.” —From “A Week in Grinnell” by Shuyanglin, September 13 2017

“Margarita Wells stands in the hot midday sun on the pier and points to the gray quay wall. The elevated wall provides flood protection and is another element of the Rising Above strategy.” —Taz Germany, September 10 2017

“Margarita Wells points to a large gray box that stands between Biscayne Bay and Purdy Avenue, explaining how the system works.” —NTV Germany, September 8 2017

“Wells said a diverse mix of native grasses, shrubs and trees will be planted to replace the razed dunes…” —Miami Herald, August 19 2017

Sea Turtle Protection: Lighting Edition —RE: Miami Beach, August 11 2017

“La Bióloga Marina, Margarita Wells, del ayuntamiento de Miami Beach, a dirigido este último taller, haciendo aportes con medidas de adaptación al cambio climático.” —Alcaldía de Las Terrenas, July 22 2017

“…se llevó acabo el primer día de intercambio con una experta de recursos naturales y sostenibilidad, Sra. Margarita Wells, en el ayuntamiento de Las Terrenas.” —Alcaldía de Las Terrenas, July 19 2017

“There’s a lot of things to learn from the Dutch,” Wells said. — WLRN, June 27 2017

Miami Beach Se Eleva Sobre El Nivel Del Mar —Telocuentonews, April 12 2017

“One of Wheaton’s staff members, environmental resources manager Margarita Wells, will serve as acting environmental director.” —Miami Herald, February 22 2017

“I am pleased to advise that I am appointing Margarita Wells, Environmental Resources Manager to serve as the Acting Environment and Sustainability Director.” —Letter to Commission from Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales, February 14 2017

“‘All stormwater carries pollutants,’ says Margarita Wells, the city’s environmental resources manager.” —Miami New Times, November 15 2016

Bloomberg’s D4GX Data Scientists and Non-Profit Hosts Share Key Lessons Learned —Medium, October 19 2016

How To Experience Miami: According To Locals —JetBlue Out of the Blue Blog, June 2 2016

Local Love: Miami, FL vs. New Orleans, LA —Trulia Blog, April 6 2016

Miami’s Coast Is Getting A Natural Face-Lift —WLRN, March 18 2015

Es Important Tomar En Serio Elevación Del Nivel Del Mar: Margarita Wells —W Radio, February 10 2015

Foodie Friends – #ThankYouMiami —Mitch and Mel Take Miami, 2015

Getting to Known our Localeurs: Ericka & Margarita —The Localeur Blog, 2015

“Without the aid of these devices, these food residues harden in the sewer pipes and clog the system, often causing back-ups and wastewater discharges that can threaten public health and are costly to clean up,” noted Margarita Wells, Environment and Sustainability Specialist. —MB Magazine Winter 2015: “Stuck in the FOG” (p. 44-45), December 31 2014