Clarington Island needs You at Coconut Grove Sailing Club | International Coastal Cleanup Day
The Dinner Key Picnic Islands on beautiful Biscayne Bay are home to Clarington Island (AKA Spoil Island E”). Each high tide brings in trash from the bay only to be taken back out with land trash creating the overwhelming amount of marine debris that makes it home on the island.
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. Join us for the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) 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!
Presented by Covanta, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s participation in this global event with additional support from The City of Miami Beach and MB Rising Above, Capital One, Revolution 93.5 FM, and MB Miami Beach Suncare
We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, MB Miami Beach sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Puffer Fish!
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.
Clarington Island Cleanups are hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and our community partners including Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce; Biscayne Bay Foundation; the Rotary Clubs of Coconut Grove and Brickell; City of Miami; Commissioner Ken Russell's Office and Woman's Club of Coconut Grove. Past cleanups are on the Facebook group: CGSC Clarington Island.
- Registration begins at 8:45.
- Please bring the signed waiver.
- Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed.
- Launch service to island will be provided to and from the island.
- Appropriate for children over 8 with adult supervision till age 14 only if they are wearing a life vest which you must provide. Older children do not need an adult must bring signed waiver.
- Parking is available on the street or Sonesta Garage (2889 McFarlane Road). Parking at the Sailing Club is for members only.
- Meeting spot is under the clubhouse inside the gate.
- Wear closed shoes and comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting wet and dirty. Hats are highly recommended.
- Work and/or dishwashing gloves. We have some a limited number of work, kitchen and medical gloves that you can borrow.
- Water in a reusable container (please don’t create more waste and bring plastic water bottles to clean up plastic water bottles!) Additional water will be available for refill.
- 3 Community Service Hours will be provided for students actively participating in the cleanup. Teens not actively participating will be sent back to the land and asked to leave. Please be on time to collect your hours. When possible, the letters will be given on site after the cleanup.
The following will be provided:
- Sunscreen, Mosquito spray, Water to replenish water bottles, Medical Grade Gloves provided by Sharp Dentistry.
- Refreshments will be provided after cleanup
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! You can download the app here:
About International Coastal Cleanup:
Over the past 33 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 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
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