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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Recycling, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: To restore our waterways and save our wildlife

Target demographics: 40 miles of waterways and beaches designated for cleanup of spills and debris and preserving ocean wildlife to maintain a healthy ecosystem.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The environment by picking up 2000 pounds of trash debris and plastic,

Geographic areas served: Miami, Monroe and Broward counties

Programs: educating your children and teens the importance of a clean environment . And raising awareness by handing out fliers, going to trade shows talking to all people. telling them the importance of keeping keeping our plastic and trash out of the waterways, By littering your trash and plastic will end up in the bay. . first the trash goes down the storm drains, then canals, then bay then ocean which is much harder to remove. Lets all pick up plastic where ever you go.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Robin B.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brilliant with Beach Clean up. It is wonderful to be part of this foundation and I would encourage more to join to save the environment, pick up plastic and save marine life. Thank you for all you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Making our waters & So. Florida land has a beautiful difference. Extremely professional& experience. Thank you for all you're doing.

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Biscaynebayfoundation 03/28/2022

Thank you so much for your kind words

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

came with my wife from Georgia and did a cleanup. i just enjoyed walking the park while my wife maxine did the cleaning of the mangroves,. Marlene and Joey where very welcoming to both me and my wife and they invited us to lunch but couldnt make it. thanks for all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I live in Georgia and was down for the weekend and wanted to do some volunteering so i called a few environmental companies and this Biscayne Bay Foundation told me where to meet them and went to a park called Kennedy which was in Coconut grove. beautiful park and those mangroves we cleaned very dirty. i brought a shirt that said biscayne bay foundation for a gift . they were nice shirts performance and helping them support there cause .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had 5 friends from Guliver come out and do a cleanup. . Out of all the other foundations i find these people are really cool and easy to talk to . . going to try to plan about 20 kids from school to do a private cleanup .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

great awesome foundation. great people and like the fact that we pick different places every week. keep up the good work

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i took my daughter to Kennedy Park where the Biscayne Bay Foundation had an event and we picked up tons of garbage . One thing about Joey and Marlene is they are super nice easy going and made it fun for the kids. and most kids hate picking up trash but my daughter wants to go again on Sunday. thanks for all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are from Lloyd Harbor, NY and we volunteered with Marlene helping to clean up Calle Ocho in Miami when we were on vacation in February 2022. It was a fantastic crew and a beautiful Sunday morning. My boys, ages 14 and 16 earned their volunteer hours.

Marlene inspired us to represent Biscayne Bay Foundation to clean up our local beach, West Neck Beach in Lloyd Harbor, NY.

We look forward to continuing to support the Biscayne Bay Foundation.

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Biscaynebayfoundation 03/28/2022

it was so nice having you at our cleanup. your boys did an amazing job. lets keep up the good work and pick up plastic where ever you go.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

after the cleanup Marlene asked me to leave a review on great non profits. . she is really nice. and if she isn't sure she never guesses she will find out the answer and get back to me. when i call she gets back to me within 24 hours usually sooner. . I met her because my son needed service hours for school and she even came out last minute to have a small cleanup so he can get his hours. This is a foundation that deserves many donations because they go over and beyond .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

thank you for all you do. great work, great events, great people and they always answer the phone when I call .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

today we did a walk over the Rickenbacker bridge in key Biscayne so we were able to see the beautiful Bay. Thank you Marlene and Jose for always coming up with different events all the time. makes it fun . glad we met and love going to your cleanups.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

came on vacation from California and my daughter needed service hours so called the Biscayne Bay Foundation when no one else answers the phone. they not only answered but we went to the beach, picked up a ton of garbage and got the hours . Joey very intelligent great guy to talk to . They didnt have to come out the last minute but they did .

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Donor

Rating: 5

just made a big donation and love the work they do. . I know when im donating to the Biscayne Bay Foundation my money is being spent wisely. Had many meetings with jose Godoy and he is very knowledgeable and loves what he does and has some great ideas. . If anyone has a chance schedule a meeting and guaranteed you will learn a lot.

1 Michele K.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. They do a great service to the community. Very helpful
Michele Krasny

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people that are helping to keep our bay clean and they love to help others.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Nicest people and very knowledgeable. Always there for questions and needs.

Great resource

3 Lisa Ballison L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great cause...making a difference..good clean up. We need to help our environment. This is a great cause

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit. Local people giving back to the community by helping to clean up our hometown waterways. I’ve done several clean ups with BBF where we went diving to pick up pounds of discarded rope, plastic and other trash that endanger our oceans and wildlife.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Biscayne Bay foundation is a great non profit organization helping the environment. I recently volunteered to help with their efforts to clean the waterways from debris left by careless boaters . The dedication of the many volunteers and the founders of the organization was amazing . They love Florida their country and want to keep our environment clean and safe for the aquatic creatures and people who share our beautiful waterways . Happy to help

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Donor

Rating: 5

Biscayne Bay is where I grew up since i was a little girl and my parents moved from Cuba
Ive been supporting The Biscayne Bay Foundation since they first started in 2014. They dont need a ton of people to help them cleanup. if its just Jose &Marlene they will go and clean up them selves. My nieces and nephews helped them out for service hours. and they said it was not only work but they made it fun for them . Thank you for all you do

3 Robert M.15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Biscayne Bay has been an amazing organization to keeping our community clean here in Southern Florida. We appreciate all of the hard work they put forward and the spirit they have to keep the waterways clean for everyone to enjoy. Has been a real pleasure being a part of their mission and look forward to many more years of environmental cleanup here in Miami-Dade. If you are looking for a non-profit to donate to that is really there for all of us. Biscayne Bay Foundation is the right one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

came out with some friends on Sunday. I felt bad because the boat joey and marleen use for the cleanup got a little messed up . THE BOATT fell off the trailer. but had a great day. weather was a little rainy but cleared up. awesome day 5 starrrrrrrrs

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Me encanta el voluntariado y me acabo de mudar aquí hace 6 meses desde argentina. gracias por invitarme a ayudar quiero ir de nuevo. gracias

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

great day thought we were going to go for a joy ride lol then Joey said no joy ride your picking up garbage in the water. was awesome. beautiful day amazing you never think of so much garbage. i put on my snorkeling gear and picked up rope, fishing lines. plastic bottles . learned a lot joey is knowledgeable and funny at the same time.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

great organization, called last minute because i was bored nothing to do and felt like doing something positive so google foundations clean up in miami and biscayne bay foundation came up. great people. learned a lot

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son needed service hours and i called Joey and he went out of his way and met me and even though there was no one else he gave my son his hours. thought that was really sweet. .

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

helped with cleanup a few times for service hours and they took us on there boat and showed up the bay and all the islands and gave us a biscayne bay foundation shirt.

3 Biscaynebayfoundation

Board Member

Rating: 5

thank you for all the beautiful reviews. . This is jose the President of the Foundation. and the hard work i put into the foundation really shows. . I love doing cleanups every chance I get. and its very rewarding knowing that it makes such a difference as i can see with all of my posts. Just cant believe i received one 4 star. thanks again Joey

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

just an nice group of people that really love what they do. and i love there biscayne bay foundation boat

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had joey cut my trees for over 10 years. great at what he does. honest and smart what i like about him. he asked me to come to one of his cleanups so i did. and it was different. i enjoyed. never did anythinglike this before. but im all about giving back to the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i work for publix and we were supposed to have a big cleanup with 150 people which was cancelled due to covid 19 but i called 5 months later to see if i can get my daughter to do volunteer hours. and had a great day . they took us to boca chita . never been there did a cleanup . joey and Marlene showed us the island and all the trash. took us for a beautiful tour of the bay and Joey is really knowledgeable. . never expected all that was it was a great experience and my son wants to go again

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Donor

Rating: 5

they goes from coral springs to car sound road picking up trash. unbelivable. Joey takes his wife Marlene on a date night to go clean trash. got to love him lolol. you guys are the best thanks for taking me out

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cant even go for a joy ride on there boat without Joey saying lets go pick up the trash. . He truly cares and can definitely tell by everything he does . Had a great day with you guys thanks

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was on the boat and clean the water, it was a great experience

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome time cleaning the bay. Picking up all the ropes under the water by soldiers key

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I was happy to donate to your cause wonderful thing your doing

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Think they are doing a fine job. I met them at the boat doc and they invited me and my children to come volunteer and will give my children service hours

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i’m in 10 th grade and doing volunteer work for service hours and they are so nice to me and my friends

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was giving there card at a tattoo convention where they were vendors. And looked at there website and had my daughter and her friends volunteer and they had lots of fun thanks biscayne bay foundation

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am presently attending FAU and needed to do a project working for a foundation. I was giving a list and I picked biscayne bay foundation. I had the best time. Got to see a beautiful island where we picked up all the trash. In the water.marlene and Joey made me feel so comfortable and they were very nice.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve always been an environmentalist and enjoyed beautifying our waterways no matter where it is. Appreciate all the hard work the biscayne bay foundation has done. And we helped a few times and the first time was on earth day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Went out on there boat cleaning up the trash out of the water. Was a fun and learned a lot thanks for taking us out

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love Joey. Intelligent funny and you know he loves what he does. Met him during an earth day cleanup.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation takes pride in all they do for Biscayne Bay and other Bay areas. The people running it and volunteer for this foundation our hard workers, friendly and a honest bunch. They are always well orgainzed and ready to work when ever you need them. I recommend this foundation to anyone and will always be there to support them. Keep up the great work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marlene and Joey do a great job along with the volunteers cleaning up our waterways to help protect our wildlife. Thanks for all you do!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization working hard to clean the waters in Florida. Thanks Marlene for all your hard work!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Biscayne Bay Foundation is a professional non profit organization committed to keeping the waterways clean. Biscayne Bay Foundation’s highest priority is a safe environment for the helpless creatures that lives in the water. Marlene is a great leader whom I enjoy working with.

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Donor

Rating: 4

Great Foundation! Joe and Marlene do a great job with this foundation

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jose, Marlene and their daughter Madison (I call them the crusaders against trash in the everglades). They are a great team with an extremely worthwhile cause ~ our food chain starts with clean water. It effects everyone's lives by way of the fish we eat/the water we drink. If everyone would help the environment like Jose does.. it would be a better world. Jose 's organization Biscayne Bay Foundation is the foundation of what makes America great! We need more people like him in this world.... I salute him and his family for the excellent work they are doing!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They do such a great job cleaning up Biscayne Bay. This is an excellent non-profit, which I proudly donate to!!!!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love helping with this foundation. Cleaning out the waterways and working with marlene and Joey. It is a lot of fun

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had had the pleasure of working with Marlene and all the wondeful people involved... Great Job ❤ Keep up the Amazing work you do

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped a few times with the biscayne bay foundation and marlene is a pleasure to work with-she does what she says and she took me on her boat and gave
Me the net and said start picking up trash-we went snorkeling and pi ked up the garbage in and out of the water

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Esta organización es muy buena y ayuda mucho al medio ambiente.
Es importante tener limpieza en la bahía y Joey y su equipo trabajan muy fuerte para mantener limpia la bahía y así salvar animales y quitar la basura de la orilla de la bahía. Hay gente que tira basura al agua y deberían saber que ésto no está bien. HAY QUE EDUCAR A LA GENTE QUE TIRA BASURA....Mientras tanto Joey y se grupo de voluntarios sigue limpiando y recogiendo basura....
Gracias Joey....

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is with great pride and without hesitation that I can say that this company is amazing. Biscayne Bay Foundation not only does a great job with the waterways of Florida, but they also do this with incredible heart. I got to take part in a clean up and am thoroughly moved by the sincerity of the team. Cleaning up the waterways is what they do and want to continue doing. I will continue to support their efforts as their contributions are just beginning.
Rhonda

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered a few times and they are all so nice

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome working with Biscayne Bay foundation. Jose is a humorous guy never know what he will come up with.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helped clean up An old abandoned boat that was left on the island.. took about an hour but we managed to get all the sand out of abandoned boat and was stuck in ground so we needed to shovel it out.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live on my boat at the marina and Joey comes and works on his boat sometimes a t 1 in the morning. he is also very helpful when I need something for my boat. he will go and get it for me. . we need more people like this in the world. whenever I need help ii just call joey and he will make time to come help me out even if its midnight. . He always brings a net so he can pick up all the garbage as well. good neighbor on the water

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great organization. great people. they clean up the park where I go running . I see them at least 2 days a week.

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Donor

Rating: 4

MY company gave 1500 dollars to the Biscayne Bay Foundation and they are an amazing organization unlike other organization. They do exactly what they say they are going to do. My son who lives in South Carolina has been stuggling for years so I like helping people in need. If anyone is looking to donate to a great cause I highly suggest the Biscayne Bay Foundation.