FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | International Coastal Cleanup Day
Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways by being a part of the International Coastal Cleanup!
FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus is home to one of Miami-Dade's most important ecosystems, coastal mangroves. Volunteers can expect to get up close and personal with our Red Mangroves as they weave in and out of the prop roots collecting trash and marine debris.
Meet up will be on the bay side of campus, on the back patio of the Hospitality and Management building (Behind the Pool).
- Everyone that participates should register online, individually. Families can register together as a group. We must have your name on the RSVP list as an individual (or your parent) in order for you to get the giveaway goodie bag.
- Volunteers must check in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed) **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance.
- (Waivers can be found at:) https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cleanup/pages/310/attachments/original/1469817777/MDCC_Cleanup_Release_Waiver.pdf?1469817777
- Wear appropriate closed-toes shoes or water shoes and comfortable clothes.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
- Bring gloves (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery store / home depot)
- Bring Water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce our plastic waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, when possible. Large containers with water will be available to refill reusable bottles.
*International Coastal Cleanup will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, community service hours certificate, and a giveaway goodie bag.
By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by cataloging 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 coast and waterways around the world.
In 2015, more than 18 millions pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. In Miami Dade County we collected 17,500 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline.
We need YOUR help to keep this momentum going!
North Miami Beach, FL 33181
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