Matheson Hammock Park & Marina (NORTH) | International Coastal Cleanup

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!! We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to join International Coastal Cleanup Day. 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! 

Please note that there are 2 different cleanup sites in MHP. 

Our cleanup will meet at the Matheson Hammocks Parking next to the Beach.

The Cleanup Areas will begin from the Park Entrance at  Old Cutler Road through the Toll Booth to the Bay- Beach,  the  Picnic Lake at the entrance,on both side of the Road / Mangrove, the  Bike Path ,the Boat Marine, The Park Manager’s /Police Offices , the parking lot,the Beach and its surroundings. The entire North of the Park just  before the Bridge.

 

What to Bring:

  • Signed Volunteer Release Form
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pen/Pencil for filling out data collection form
  • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves 
  • Long pants (in a mangrove area)
  • Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes
  • Bug spray repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • A great attitude!!!

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

If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance.                 

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cleanup/pages/310/attachments/original/1469817777/MDCC_Cleanup_Release_Waiver.pdf?1469817777

International Coastal Cleanup will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, and a giveaway goodie bag 

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in International Coastal Cleanup.

In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami Dade, we collected 17,500 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline.

By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by cataloguing and tallying what you find using the Ocean Conservancy’s data collection cards or Clean Swell App. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.

We need your help to keep this momentum going!! Join The Movement!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016
08:00 AM
Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156
United States
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Dominic Rivera

(305) 7261676
75 RSVPS
Sorry, this event is at maximum capacity.