International Coastal Cleanup

SAVE-THE- DATE   Miami-Dade | September 15, 2018

Registration will open for 2018 on August 2nd -- Please check back then

2016 Stats

Worldwide
Volunteers

504583

Worldwide
Lbs. of Debris

18399900

Miami-Dade
Volunteers

2600

Miami-Dade
Lbs. of Debris

15000

2018 Miami Coastal Cleanup Event Info

 Saturday, Sept 15th

International Coastal Cleanup ( ICC) is the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy, the annual effort, now in its 33rd year,  takes place on the 3rd Saturday each September. VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami's regional ICC effort, with 40+ individual cleanup events across the county.

To get notified, sign up here: http://www.volunteercleanup.org/volunteer.
To find a site outside of Miami, please visit the Ocean Conservancy Page.
To Host a cleanup, email Dara@VolunteerCleanup.Org
For Corporate or Individual Donations, visit http://www.VolunteerCleanup.org/donate

Worldwide, thousands of volunteers from over 100 countries will spend their morning collecting millions of pounds of litter and debris on inland roadsides, coastal areas, inland lakes and rivers. Volunteers will assist in this effort to clean and protect the environment by eliminating debris that injures wildlife, contaminates our beaches and waterways, and threatens boater safety in Miami-Dade County.

The ICC is much more than just removing trash. By using detailed, standardized data cards, volunteers gather valuable information about the types and sources of debris found. Analyzed and tracked year by year, this information serves as a powerful tool for educating the public, influencing public policy, and effecting positive behavioral change on the part of individuals, organizations, and communities.

The collection of this data by cleanup volunteers of all ages and the resulting report prepared by The Ocean Conservancy is used in the following ways:

  • To raise awareness of the quantities and types of marine debris;
  • To determine the various sources of marine debris;
  • To evaluate the impact of marine debris on wildlife and habitat;
  • To assist in the enforcement of regulations against illegal dumping;
  • To influence industries that manufacture products that cause harm to the marine environment.
  • We hope you can join us in Miami - or in any other shoreline throughout the world.

 

Last Year's Impact and Results 

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