Clarington Island #TeamSeas Cleanup with the Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Ocean Conservancy
Please join Ocean Conservancy along with members of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in our commitment to preserve and protect Clarington Island by reducing marine debris in Biscayne Bay. This cleanup is also the launch of Ocean Conservancy's #TeamSeas campaign with the goal of raising $30 million dollars by January 1 to remove 30 million pounds of trash from rivers, beaches and our ocean.
The Coconut Gove Sailing Club (CGSC) has been stewards to the Dinner Key Picnic Island "E" since the last century. Many club members have put in their time and energy cleaning the island. "E" has since been dedicated to Robert Clarington, the first dock master. In 2015, CGSC began working with VolunteerCleanup.org and invited the community to get more involved and started new partnerships including the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove, the group is now referred to as Clarington Island Friends.
Registration is required to participate. Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout.
- Registration is at 9:00 am
- Launch service to island will be available after registration. Transportation back will begin at 11:00. There are no restrooms on the island and launch service cannot be guaranteed for that purpose.
- All volunteers will need a signed waiver. If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver: https://forms.gle/KMa7umSJJdLD2uoZA
- Appropriate for children over 10 with adult supervision till age 14 and must wear a life vest while on the launch. Older children do not need an adult, but must bring signed waiver.
- Parking is available on the street or the garage at 2889 McFarlane Road. Parking at the Sailing Club is for members only.
- Meeting spot is under the clubhouse inside the gate.
- Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers or watershoes, no flipflops or sandals!” comfortable clothes (clothes that you do not mind getting wet and dirty).
- Hats and sunglasses are highly recommended.
- Bring gloves if you have them (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pickup at the grocery store or Shell Lumber. We have some a limited number of work, and kitchen gloves.
- Bring water in a reusable container (please don’t create more waste by bringing 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 which includes data collection. Please be on time to collect your hours.
- 5 gallon plastic bucket are great to bring. We have a limited supply.
- Refreshments will be provided after the 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
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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