Dara Schoenwald

  • published Miami Beach Earth Day 2021 Cleanup in Find a Cleanup 2021-04-05 10:47:53 -0400

    Miami Beach Earth Day Cleanup

    Please join VolunteerCleanup.org, Miami Swim Week, and the City of Miami Beach for a special Earth Day Beach Cleanup as part of this month's Rethink event.

    VolunteerCleanup.org will provide all supplies needed for the cleanup (gloves, bags, buckets, pickers, sunscreen) Community service hours provide to students who need them!

    We will be cleaning the beach, learning about marine debris, participating in a citizen science activity and having contests and prizes from Miami Swim Week for strangest item, most trash, and more. 

    Meet in Lummus Park, at 12th/Ocean Drive. Find us by the Rethink stage.

    Volunteers Should: 

    • Bring a face mask. All CDC guidelines for COVID safety will be in effect
    • Bring water in a reusable bottle (will have a cooler with filtered water refills) 
    • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking on the beach
    • Download the Clean Swell app for Citizen Science Data collection 
    • Complete the online waiver in advance to expedite check-in 

    After the cleanup (11am-1pm) the festivities continue 1pm-4pm. The April RETHINK MB weekend features (but not limited to) – Jack & Jill Yoga, Cortadito, Plan(T) by Xavier Cortada, and Bucket Drumming with Ray Robinson. 

    #MBRisingABove    #RethinkMB       #EarthDay2021

    This Project is funded in whole or in part by a grant from the City of Miami Beach

    About RETHINK

    The City of Miami Beach has created a community event series in Lummus Park RETHINK MB.  RETHINK MB involves the curation of five events (January 2021 through June 2021). Featuring engaging and refreshing activities to open the mind and invigorate the body, these free, family-friendly programs are driven by community leaders and trailblazers. RETHINK MB provides a platform, and a voice to authentically (re)think the way we live, play, create and experience life (resolution, discovery, reflection, movement, and transcendence). 

    About Miami Swim Week shows.

    Miami Swim Week shows - (A DCSW Company) is  a growth platform in Fashion & Technology for independent designers around the world. The annual shows in Miami, (Miami Swim Week) Washington DC  (DC Swim Week) and NYC (New York Fashion Week) provide one of the largest gatherings of top designers and innovators in the Swimwear and Resort-wear fashion. DCSW conceived to be a veritable avenue for the sharing of ideas, making vital connections that would translate to invaluable networks, and providing opportunities for brand growth and media opportunities. We at Miami Swim week, promote sustainable fashion and support environmental causes and education as part of our Social responsibility program.

    Miami Swim Week will take place July 7th-11th in Miami beach.

    For more information visit www.miamiswimweekshows.com

    follow us at @miamiswimweekshows and @dcswimweekofficial 

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    April 25, 2021 at 11am
    Lummus Park at the Stage
    1200 Ocean Dr
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    United States
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  • published ICC 2020 Supply Signup 2020-09-14 10:54:29 -0400

    ICC 2020 Supply Signup

    Thank you for your interest in doing your own #solocleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Season. We expect most volunteers to provide their own gloves and garbage bags. However, if that is not possible, we have a limited number of bags and gloves available for pickup at various locations. 

    In order to receive the list of locations where you can pick them up, please read and agree to the following terms. The email confirmation you receive may be required at the locations where you will pick up your supplies. 

    By signing up below, I acknowledge and agree to the following: 

    1. I have reviewed the Safety Guidelines 
    2. I am aware of the Miami-Dade emergency orders currently in effect, requiring social distancing and mask wearing in public
    3. I accept VolunteerCleanup.org's Terms of Service and Liability Release
    Sign up

  • published ICC Miami 2020 in International Coastal Cleanup 2020-09-01 20:02:53 -0400


    Do It Yourself #SoloCleanup

    Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, November 1st

    This year, to ensure safety and comply with all COVID related restrictions, instead of a large one-day event with large group cleanups, we will be hosting a cleanup season from September 19th-November 1st. During this time, you can participate in two ways:

    Join a small group cleanup

    • Find an organized small group cleanup at volunteercleanup.org/find

    • Deering Estate is also hosting small cleanups. Please contact them directly

    Do your own #SoloCleanup

    • You can participate as often as you'd like! And we even have prizes for those who do the most!

    • You must adhere to all local guidelines for mask wearing in public and social distancing. Review the Miami-Dade County emergency orders. No gatherings more than 10 people are permitted at this time

    • Locations can be your favorite beach, shoreline park on Biscayne Bay, waterway by paddlecraft or even your neighborhood

    Please read on for details and resources that allow you, your family, friends, and community an opportunity to make an impact during the 2020 ICC season.

    Commit to doing your own cleanup. Let us know you plan on doing your own and will make sure you have all of the information you need.


    Safety Guidelines: For anyone doing their own cleanup, please review the safety guidelines and 8 Steps to doing your own cleanup below.   Download the PDF.  Reach out with any questions. We are here to help! 

    Supplies: If you are doing your own independent cleanup, at bare minimum you will need to BYO gloves and a garbage bag. We like these reusable and washable gloves for $1/pair at Home Depot (curbside pickup available!) Dishwashing gloves like these available at Publix are another good option: You can easily re-purpose a used bucket too. Ask local restaurants who may have food service items that come in buckets to donate! **For those who are unable to provide their own supplies, we are offering free gloves and garbage bags for pickup at a few locations while supplies lasts.   Signup here and we’ll let you know where you can get them!


    Clean Swell: Citizen Science Data collection is a crucial component of the ICC experience. Download the app before your cleanup and log the types and amounts of trash you collect. Logging your trash in Clean Swell is required for community service hours. Checkout the CleanSwell poster or Watch the short Video for more guidance on using the app. 


    Community Service Hours: To be eligible to receive community service hours for your cleanup, you must log your cleanup in Clean Swell. When you are done collecting and have submitted your data you will receive an email summary. Forward that summary along with a photo of you and your bags from the cleanup to[email protected]  We will send you an electronic community service certificate within 1 week.  

    Contests and Prizes: We will be awarding cool prizes to the most active volunteers during the season and featuring you on our social media. Email your Clean Swell Report and photos as proof, to [email protected] for the "100 Pounds" and "4 or More" clubs. For the photo contests, Tag @VolunteerCleanup #MiamiCleanup2020 #cleanon to enter. 




  • published ICC Miami 2019 in International Coastal Cleanup 2019-08-08 16:14:03 -0400


    Saturday, September 21st, 2019


    Online Volunteer Registration is now OPEN! 

    Presented by Covanta, Powered by VolunteerCleanup.org

    40+ cleanup locations across the county. Find one near you and register here.  Community Service Hours Provided!

    Where possible, please have each volunteer signup individually. This ensures we have contact information for event reminders or critical updates and so we can manage capacity and accurately plan for turnout. The system will limit the # of volunteers you can RSVP for at any one time. It is intended for families coming together, or someone bringing a friend or two.

    Group Registration: If you are a large group that cannot have individual volunteers register for themselves, go ahead and RSVP for the maximum the system will allow, and then forward the email confirmation you will receive to [email protected] along with a note indicating how many people are in your party and your registration will be manually updated.

    North Miami: 

    Oleta River State Park with Friends of Oleta  (SOLD OUT)

    Haulover Beach Park  (SOLD OUT)

    FIU -Biscayne Bay Campus  (few spaces available!! as of 8 am 9/20) 

    Surfside and Bal Harbour Beaches  (SOLD OUT)

    Biscayne River at Griffing Park (by kayak/canoe + land) 12 spots for land-based volunteers +paddlers with their own boards, kayaks, as of 8 am 9/20

    East Greynolds Park with MUVE (September 28th, SOLD OUT) 

    Miami Shores Paddle Cleanup with Surfrider  *5 spots remaining for paddlers with their own boards, kayaks, as of 8 am 9/20

    Central Miami: 

    Legion Bayside Park  (SOLD OUT)

    Pelican Harbor Marina with Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve  (SOLD OUT)

    Morningside Park with Carnival Cruiselines

    Margaret Pace Park  (October 12th event) 

    Venetian Causeway Mangrove Park (SOLD OUT)

    Curtis Park with SENDIT4THESEA  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 

    Venetian Causeway Mangrove Park (SOLD OUT)

    North Shore Open Space Park 83rd Street with US Coast Guard  (10-15 spots available as of 8 am 9/20)

    Miami Beach 73rd Street with Surfrider Miami  (SOLD OUT)

    Tatum Waterway with Miami Beach United  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 53rd St with Miami Beach Suncare  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 46th Streets (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach Pine Tree Park (44th Street)  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 30th Street with The Palms Hotel & Spa (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 27th Street with CLEAN MIAMI BEACH  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 21 Street  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach Lummus Park 11th Street with US Coast Guard  (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach 2nd Street with US Coast Guard (SOLD OUT)

    Miami Beach Monument Island with International Sea Keepers Society  (by boat to the Island) SOLD OUT

    South Beach Divers Scuba Cleanup


    Key Biscayne:

    Hobie Island with the German Consulate General SOLD OUT)

    Hobie Beach/Virginia Key Beach South Side  (opposite Mast Academy) (SOLD OUT)

    Rickenbacker Marina Cleanup with Rescue-a-Reef(SOLD OUT)

    Ocean Conservancy Flagship ICC Cleanup with Historic Virginia Key Beach Park  (SOLD OUT)

    Virginia Key Outdoor Center (paddle and land-based cleanup) (SOLD OUT)

    Crandon Park  (SOLD OUT)

    Bills Baggs Cape Florida State Park  (SOLD OUT) 

    Marine Stadium with Miami Waterkeeper (SOLD OUT) 

    Coconut Grove:

    Kennedy Park (SOLD OUT)

    Clarington Island with Coconut Grove Sailing Club  (SOLD OUT)

    Peacock Park with Blue Scholars Initiative (SOLD OUT)

    South Miami: 

    Deering Estate    (SOLD OUT)

    Deering Point  (SOLD OUT)

    Matheson Hammock Park and Marina (SOLD OUT)

    Homestead Bayfront Marina  (SOLD OUT)

    Black Point Marina with US Coast Guard  (SOLD OUT)

    Biscayne National Park (SOLD OUT) 

    Non-Listed/Closed/Private Sites 

    • WellsFargo at Shake-a-leg
    • RSMAS University of Miami
    • Carnival Cruiselines at Morningside Park

    What to Bring: 

    • Reusable water bottle
    • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves 
    • Long pants (in a mangrove area)
    • Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes that can get dirty/wet
    • Bug spray repellent
    • Sunscreen (Miami Beach Suncare will be providing sunscreen for all cleanup sites!) 
    • Cap/hat
    • A great attitude!!!
    • A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one or get them donated from a local restaurant. Chinese, Burger, and Donuts often get food service items delivered in 5-gallon buckets and are happy to give to volunteers. Repurposed kitty litter buckets are smaller and great for kids!)

    Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors! 

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    Donate to VolunteerCleanup.Org

    Financial or Material Donations

    Financial Donations: Your tax-deductible gift to the Miami-Dade Coastal Cleanup, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) non-profit - helps us promote understanding and education about coastal debris issues by engaging Miamians to rehabilitate coastal areas through cleanups.

    Corporate Sponsors: If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring VolunteerCleanup.Org (Miami-Dade Coastal Cleanup), See our Sponsorship Package.

    Material Donations: If you have materials that you think would be valuable (services, buckets, reusable gloves, plastic bags, etc), please email [email protected]

    Miami Dade Coastal Cleanup, Inc. is a tax approved 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS and a Florida registered charity (#CH26608). No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendations by the State.


  • International Coastal Cleanup Day In Miami-Dade County Set for Sept.19

    MIAMI  (September 8, 2015) - International Coastal Cleanup Day in Miami-Dade County is set to take place Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at 40 different sites across the county. Organizers of the event, VolunteerCleanup.org, are expecting approximately 3,200 volunteers to collect five tons of trash and debris from 30 miles of coastline.

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