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  • FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | International Coastal Cleanup Day 2019

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash!  Join FIU for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe! 

    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.

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this global event with 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.

    We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican!  Community Service hours also provided.  Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and so that we can accurately plan for turnout.

    Meet up will be on the bay-side of campus, on the back patio of the Hospitality and Management building (Behind the Pool).

    Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate closed-toed shoes or water shoes, and comfortable clothes.
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring gloves if you have them (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery store/home depot) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be in your size!
    • Bring snacks and water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible.  Large containers with water will be available to refill reusable bottles.
    • 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 form in advance 

    Before the event, download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to participate in the Citizen Science activity to log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup.  It’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards!

    About the International Coastal Cleanup:

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies 

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

    By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris but by also 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 coasts and waterways around the world.

     

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    FIU BBC - Behind Hospitality Management Building (Bayside)
    3000 NE 151st St
    North Miami, FL 33181-3605
    United States
    Google map and directions
    83 rsvps rsvp

  • Ocean Conservancy ICC at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the power of people to fight ocean trash!  Join communities around the globe for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our ocean and celebrate your commitment to reducing ocean plastic!

    Please join Ocean Conservancy and the Historic Virginia Key Beach Trust for a special flagship ICC Cleanup in Miami! We will be at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, at the orange and green pavilions. Come early to get a T-shirt and hear from Ocean Conservancy, our partners about efforts taking place all across Florida.

    • WHERE: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Follow signs to green and orange pavilions, further back in the park
    • WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 8:30 AM registration, 9 AM cleanup
    • There is plenty of parking and fees will be waived for all volunteers. Please consider carpooling.
    • Cleanup is open to all ages
    • Come early for breakfast snacks, coffee and a special 2019 ICC T-shirt.
    • Stay for lunch!

    We will provide all necessary supplies including garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and water. Community Service hours also provided.

    Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout. If you have a larger group planning on attending, please email Sarah Kollar at skollar@oceanconservancy.org.

     Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear. Virginia Key is mainly sandy, but if you want to venture into mangroves where larger trash lies, please wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring work or garden gloves if you have them. We will also have gloves on site.
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible.
    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. 
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, gloves, data cards, or t-shirts) can be distributed.

    Before the event, download Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app.  We will ask volunteers to work in groups and log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup. The app is easier and more fun than using the paper data cards!

    About International Coastal Cleanup

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies 

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 15 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 300 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

    By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by also 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.

     

    About Virginia Key Beach Park Trust

    Historic Virginia Key Beach Park has always had deep roots in community activism. In 1945, there were a series of wade-in protests on south Florida beaches demanding a beach for people of color. On August 1st, 1945, Virginia Key Beach became the first and only “colored beach” in Miami Dade County.  By 1982, the beach fell into disrepair and was closed.  In 2000, community activists marched on Miami City Hall and demanded that the beach be reopened to the public sparking the creation of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.  In 2008, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (HVKBP) was reopened not only as a beach but as a prime example of an activism success story.

    The Historic Beach Park’s environmental and community action history with the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) is also significant. Hundreds of volunteers have removed over 1,000 pounds of trash collected at HVKBP since it first joined the ICC in 2010. The ICC is one of the most impactful volunteer projects that the park participates in.  In 2019, it is once again our pleasure to be involved in yet another

     

     

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
    4020 Virginia Beach Dr
    Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1000
    United States
    Google map and directions
    301 rsvps sold out

  • Virginia Key Outdoor Center | International Coastal Clean Up Day 2019

    Every year, hundreds of pounds of garbage wash up on the shores of Virginia Key. Volunteer efforts have done an amazing job of keeping the Island’s shoreline clean. However, we need YOUR HELP!

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash!  Join the Virginia Key Outdoor Center for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe!

    We will be taking a short hike to North Point Beach, where much of the debris that gets washed up on the shore is from the neighboring port, Fischer Island, and passing boat traffic. We have found things such as propellers, coolers, buoys, and even animal bones.

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this global event with 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.

    We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican!  Community Service hours also provided.  Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and so that we can accurately plan for turnout.

    Once we are done with the Clean Up we will return to VKOC to weigh and record all debris found!

     

    KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS

    As a courtesy of Virginia Key Outdoor Center, a limited amount of kayaks will be available to volunteers for FREE. To RSVP for Kayaks & Paddle boards please visit vkoc.net/cleanups

     

    WHAT TO BRING?

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear. We recommend closed-toed shoes for beach cleanup and water shoes for kayaking/SUP
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring gloves if you have them (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery store/home depot) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be in your size!
    • 💧 Reusable Water bottle. There will be water stations to refill. This is a PLASTIC FREE EVENT! Forgot yours? Don’t worry, VKOC will have some for sale.
    • 🧜🏻‍♀️ Bring your Friends, we’re gonna need all the help we can get!
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed) Online waiver here: https://forms.gle/3thjB9yADLB9VY9W7
    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form in advance 

    Before the event, download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to participate in the Citizen Science activity to log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup.  It’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards!

     

    CHECK-INS AND DIRECTIONS

    Check ins will begin at 9:30AM at Virginia Key Outdoor Center. For detail directions visit vkoc.net/directions

     

    About the International Coastal Cleanup:

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies 

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

    By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris but by also 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 coasts and waterways around the world.

     

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Virginia Key Outdoor Center
    3801 Rickenbacker Cswy
    Miami, FL 33149-1004
    United States
    Google map and directions
    108 rsvps sold out

  • canceled rsvp +6 for Legion Park | International Coastal Cleanup 2019 2019-08-22 16:38:31 -0400

    Legion Park | International Coastal Cleanup 2019

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash!  Join us for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe!

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this global event with 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.

    We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican! 

    Community Service hours also provided.  Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and so that we can accurately plan for turnout.

    Our Legion Park cleanup will focus specifically on the rocky shore, where debris is trapped during rising and falling tides. With a large enough turnout, we can also work on the immediately surrounding streets and boat launch area where some of the land-based debris originates. 

    Legion Park has limited free parking (approx. 40 spaces) inside of the park accessible from NE 64th Terrace. When that is full, there is nearby street parking paid through an application. There is also a Citibike station in front of the park and many bus stops along Biscayne Blvd.

    A table will be set up for check-in in front of the community building on the east side of the park. The Upper Eastside farmer's market will also be taking place on the west side of the park from 9am - 2pm, and we encourage volunteers to visit after the event.

    Volunteers should:

    • RSVP individually so we can ensure you get all the information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout.
    • Dress for the weather (we have partial shade but it will likely be a warm morning - bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for protection!)
    • Wear closed-toes shoes as the shoreline is rocky. 
    • Bring gloves if you have them (reusable working, gardening or dish gloves from the grocery store/home depot cut down on waste!) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee your size!
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible.
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed) Online waiver here: https://forms.gle/qSNK5tWk2n68tmWB7
    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form in advance 
    • Bring required paperwork if you want to certify volunteer hours

     

    People of all ages are welcome! There is a playground in the park near the cleanup area and/or children are encouraged to participate. Please note young children should be supervised and parents or guardians will be responsible for their safety.

     

    About the International Coastal Cleanup:

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies 

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

    By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris but by also 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 coasts and waterways around the world.

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Legion Park
    6447 NE 7th Ave
    Miami, FL 33138-6220
    United States
    Google map and directions
    34 rsvps rsvp

  • Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves at Pelican Harbor Marina | International Coastal Cleanup 2019

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash!  Join Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe!

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this global event with 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.

    We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican!  Community Service hours also provided.

    Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout.

    Registration will begin starting at 8:30 am and the cleanup will start at 9:00am

    Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes or water shoes, no flip flops!
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring gloves if you have them (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery store/home depot) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be in your size!
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible
    • 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 waivers below in advance; both the Department of Environmental Protection waiver and VolunteerCleanup.org waiver will be provided in advance and on the day-of. 
    • Parking will be available on site

    Before the event, download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to participate in the Citizen Science activity to log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup.  It’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards!

    About International Coastal Cleanup:

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enters our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies.

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

    By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by also 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 coasts and waterways around the world.

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 8:30am
    WHERE
    Biscayne Bay Environmental Center / Pelican Harbor Marina
    1277 NE 79th St
    Miami, FL 33138-4206
    United States
    Google map and directions
    150 rsvps sold out

  • Friends of Oleta River State Park | International Coastal Cleanup 2019

    Welcome to past volunteers and new ones too! We hope you will join the Friends of Oleta for this year's International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day! Our meetup point will be at the Osprey pavilion again this year, on the Intracoastal Waterway.

    The 34th annual ICC event will harness the "Power of People" to fight against the critical problem of Ocean Trash!  Join us for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to kickoff better protection of our oceans and waterways via a renewed collective commitment to reduce marine debris, alongside volunteers from across the globe!

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s cleanup sites - representing 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the County, all made possible due to the generous sponsor support of Covanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.  

    Garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican, will be provided! Community Service hours also provided

    Volunteers should please:

    • Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes
    • Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat for sun protection
    • Bring your favorite cleanup gloves if you have them, or we will have cleanup gloves at the Osprey
    • Bring a reusable bottle/tumbler for water refills - an event goal will be to strictly limit "single-use disposable plastics"  Water for refills will be provided 

    Event and Park waivers

    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance
    • A State Park waiver must be signed on event day
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed)

    Make a big impact via data:

    Download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to participate in the global Citizen Science effort to log, tally, and measure the impact of your cleanup.  It’s easier and more fun than using paper data cards - plus you will help save a tree!

    About International Coastal Cleanup:

    Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans every year damaging ecosystems and marine life from corals polyps to sharks, along with threatening human health and local economies.  In response, over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s ICC event has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash from our coastlines and waterways.

    Every year during the ICC, volunteers comb lakes, rivers, shorelines, and beaches around the world for litter and debris, collecting everything imaginable from cigarette butts and food wrappers to abandoned fishing gear, automobiles, and kitchen appliances. By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen-science project, not only removing marine debris but also cataloging and tallying what you find using the Clean Swell app or event data collection cards. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location  Ocean Trash Index, which Ocean Conservancy compiles each year, provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.

     

     

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 8:30am
    WHERE
    Oleta River State Park - Osprey Pavilion
    3400 NE 163rd St
    North Miami Beach, FL 33160-4460
    United States
    Google map and directions
    300 rsvps sold out