Landon Cooke

  • canceled rsvp for Biscayne National Park Weekday Beach Cleanups 2020-11-16 16:11:26 -0500

    Biscayne National Park Weekday Beach Cleanups

    Join us for a full day exploring and beautifying Biscayne National Park.  Participants should meet in the Breezeway of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at 8am and will be escorted by park staff to a meeting room for a quick introduction and safety briefing.  We will then travel by park boats across Biscayne Bay to a beach on the oceanside of an island to conduct a clean-up on a sea turtle nesting beach. We will return to park headquarters at ~2pm and unload the trash from the boats.  Participants can expect to be done by 3pm.

    WHAT TO WEAR: Volunteers should wear a bathing suit and clothes that can get wet and dirty.  Lightweight and long sleeves/pants are best to provide protection from the sun and bugs.  Dive booties, old sneakers, or any other durable closed-toe footwear are required (no open-toe shoes are allowed).  We can loan you dive booties for your use if you do not have proper footwear.  Hat and sunglasses are recommended.  

    WHAT TO BRING: Plenty of food and drinks to last you the day.   Although not necessary, a towel may be useful.

    WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE: Coolers for food and drink storage, a large water jug for re-filling your beverage container, sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, life jackets, dive booties (for those that need them), and all work-related gear (such as protective gloves, trash bags etc.).

    SPECIAL NOTES:

    *Participants must be 14 years of age or older. 

    *All volunteers must provide a signed waiver, which can be done beforehand or during the morning orientation meeting. Participants under the age of 18 must provide a waiver signed by parent/guardian in order to participate.

    *Group size must be between 5 and 8 people.  We may cancel or reschedule an event due to low participant turnout or unsafe weather conditions. We will confirm a go or no-go via email by 5pm the evening before the scheduled cleanup.

    *Participants must wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times and follow 6-ft social distancing guidelines, whenever possible. Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used often. Please remain home if not feeling well. 

    Direct all questions to bisc_beach_cleanup@nps.gov

    WHEN
    December 31, 2020 at 8am
    WHERE
    Biscayne National Park
    9700 SW 328th St
    Homestead, FL 33033-5634
    United States
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    3 rsvps rsvp

  • wants to volunteer 2019-10-19 19:43:29 -0400