The Miami River Commission is hosting its 17th annual Miami River Day today at Lummus Park. The Miami River Commission was created in 1998 by the Florida Legislature to protect and improve the 5.5 mile stretch of river and its banks. Part of its Mission Statement includes: ” To develop coordinated plans, priorities, programs, projects, and budgets that might substantially improve the river area. To act as the principal advocate and watchdog to ensure that river projects are funded and implemented in a proper and timely manner” and summed up with “To speak with one voice for the river.” The annual Miami River Day Festival is to celebrate the history and culture of the river. The festival includes FREE: riverboat rides, historical re-enactments, live music, children’s activities, environmental education, paddle boat and kayak races. Come on out and visit me at the Sierra Club’s booth!
Lummus Park Historic District
250 NW North River Drive