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Albert Pallot - International Coastal Clean Up

Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 08:00 AM · 8 rsvps
Albert Pallot Park in Miami, FL

Come out to help us clean up this beautiful park along Biscayne Bay. The data collected from this clean up will be counted towards International Coastal Clean Up. 

Please wear closed toed shoes, bring your own reusable gloves (we will have some), bring a reusable water bottle, wear sunscreen and come to make a difference! 

We will be picking up trash along the shoreline of the park. It's wet and you might get a little dirty. 

Also parking can be difficult around here. Please carpool or be ready to walk a couple blocks due to construction. 

The park is where 195 meets Miami (on the North side of 195) 

Key Biscayne Cleanup with We Are Nature

Sunday, October 02, 2016 at 07:00 AM · 28 rsvps
Key Biscayne Beach Club in Key Biscayne , FL

The parking is inside the Key Biscayne Beach Club. All participants should walk from the parking towards the beach. *Community Service Hours Are Awarded To Volunteers* We provide all the tools at our cleanups, however we STRONGLY recommend that volunteers bring a reusable water bottle! If you would like to bring any tools of your own such as garbage bags or gloves, you are more than welcome to! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working alongside you!


MUVE Miami - Citizen Science Workday

Saturday, October 08, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Citizen science beach cleanup, tree monitoring, and naturalist walk at the beach next to the Virginia Key Mountain Bike trail.
Registration: http://www.miamisci.org/muve/get-involved
Event Description:
This event will begin at 10am and will end at noon. Please bring a water bottle (we will have cold water for refills) and wear cool, comfortable clothes. We will have no plastic cups available! The site gets direct sun, so keep sun protection in mind (lightweight long sleeves and pants are perfect). We will complete a trio of citizen science activities at the restoration site: 
  • Citizen science beach cleanup: volunteers collect trash from the beach and log each item using Marine Debris Tracker, a free smartphone and tablet app. Back at home, you can view the data from their collection in an Excel file and as a graphical map. 
  • Tree phenology and monitoring: volunteers observe newly planted trees at our restoration site, specifically measuring the diameter of the tree trunk (to assess growth) and whether the tree is losing leaves, has budding leaves, fruits, or flowers. We submit these data to Project BudBurst, a national database of tree phenology. 
  • Naturalist walk: volunteers walk the restoration site, looking for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife using the area as habitat, then log these observations with iNaturalist, a smartphone app.

Directions and Meeting Spot:

If you’re coming from the mainland, go toward Key Biscayne, over the Rickenbacker to Virginia Key. Turn left after the light at MAST Academy onto Arthur Lamb Rd. You will pass a toll booth; let the attendant know you’re there to volunteer at the North Point. Follow the road to the right at the fork and park in the dirt lot at the end of the road, where the Virginia Key Mountain Bike trails begin. This is not the beach parking lot! There is no address for this site, but you can enter “Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail” into Google Maps for directions. We will meet at the parking lot and walk to the dune together, after a short briefing.


Deering Estate Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 09:00 AM · 14 rsvps
Deering Estate in Miami, FL

We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to join us for a Deering Estate Coastal Clean-up. Help make a difference and make our planet a cleaner and safer place for all species!   Whether you are a non-profit group or a local family, you can play a role in helping us cleanup the environment! 

Our cleanup  will  setup at the Deering Estate Visitors Center with plenty of parking in the parking lot. Cleanup areas will be exclusively in the mangroves.  It is muddy and dirty in the mangroves, please come prepared.

 What to Bring:

  • Signed Volunteer Release Form (will be emailed upon registration)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves 
  • Long pants (in a mangrove area)
  • Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes (no crocks or flip flops, please)
  • Bug spray repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • A great attitude!!!

A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one)  

If you are under 18 yrs. and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver in advance.  If you are 15 yrs. or younger a parent must be present at all times.  


NHS Beach Cleanup 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cleaning up the beaches of Fort Lauderdale.


MUVE - Citizen Science Workday

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Virginia Key North Point in Key Biscayne, FL
Citizen science beach cleanup, tree monitoring, and naturalist walk at the beach next to the Virginia Key Mountain Bike trail.
Registration: http://www.miamisci.org/muve/get-involved
Event Description:
This event will begin at 10am and will end at noon. Please bring a water bottle (we will have cold water for refills) and wear cool, comfortable clothes. We will have no plastic cups available! The site gets direct sun, so keep sun protection in mind (lightweight long sleeves and pants are perfect). We will complete a trio of citizen science activities at the restoration site: 
  • Citizen science beach cleanup: volunteers collect trash from the beach and log each item using Marine Debris Tracker, a free smartphone and tablet app. Back at home, you can view the data from their collection in an Excel file and as a graphical map. 
  • Tree phenology and monitoring: volunteers observe newly planted trees at our restoration site, specifically measuring the diameter of the tree trunk (to assess growth) and whether the tree is losing leaves, has budding leaves, fruits, or flowers. We submit these data to Project BudBurst, a national database of tree phenology. 
  • Naturalist walk: volunteers walk the restoration site, looking for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife using the area as habitat, then log these observations with iNaturalist, a smartphone app.

Directions and Meeting Spot:

If you’re coming from the mainland, go toward Key Biscayne, over the Rickenbacker to Virginia Key. Turn left after the light at MAST Academy onto Arthur Lamb Rd. You will pass a toll booth; let the attendant know you’re there to volunteer at the North Point. Follow the road to the right at the fork and park in the dirt lot at the end of the road, where the Virginia Key Mountain Bike trails begin. This is not the beach parking lot! There is no exact address for this site, but you can enter “Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail” into Google Maps for directions. We will meet at the parking lot and walk to the dune together, after a short briefing.


Deering Estate Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Deering Estate in Miami, FL

We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to join us for a Deering Estate Coastal Clean-up. Help make a difference and make our planet a cleaner and safer place for all species!   Whether you are a non-profit group or a local family, you can play a role in helping us cleanup the environment! 

Our cleanup  will  setup at the Deering Estate Visitors Center with plenty of parking in the parking lot. Cleanup areas will be exclusively in the mangroves.  It is muddy and dirty in the mangroves, please come prepared.

 What to Bring:

  • Signed Volunteer Release Form (will be emailed upon registration)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves 
  • Long pants (in a mangrove area)
  • Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes (no crocks or flip flops, please)
  • Bug spray repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • A great attitude!!!

A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one)  

If you are under 18 yrs. and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver in advance.  If you are 15 yrs. or younger a parent must be present at all times.  


Deering Estate Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
Deering Estate in Miami, FL

We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to join us for a Deering Estate Coastal Clean-up. Help make a difference and make our planet a cleaner and safer place for all species!   Whether you are a non-profit group or a local family, you can play a role in helping us cleanup the environment! 

Our cleanup  will  setup at the Deering Estate Visitors Center with plenty of parking in the parking lot. Cleanup areas will be exclusively in the mangroves.  It is muddy and dirty in the mangroves, please come prepared.

 What to Bring:

  • Signed Volunteer Release Form (will be emailed upon registration)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves 
  • Long pants (in a mangrove area)
  • Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes (no crocks or flip flops, please)
  • Bug spray repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • A great attitude!!!

A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one)  

If you are under 18 yrs. and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver in advance.  If you are 15 yrs. or younger a parent must be present at all times.