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  • rsvped +2 for Cleanup with Blue Scholars Initiative 2020-09-17 15:47:54 -0400

    Cleanup with Blue Scholars Initiative

    Please Join Blue Scholars Initiative for one in a series of cleanups we are hosting for the International Coastal Cleanup 2020 Season. Each with no more than 10 people to allow for social distancing in an effort to keep all our staff and volunteers safe.

    • Volunteers will be required to wear masks upon arrival and until situated with their cleanup gear. 
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses and hat are also highly recommended.
    • Please also bring water in a reusable water bottle. 

    Blue Scholars will provide garbage bags/buckets and gloves. Community Service Hours also provided to requesting participants. All the necessary details and information will be emailed following registration.

    October 31, 2020 at 9am
    Matheson Hammock Park
    9610 Old Cutler Rd
    Coral Gables, FL 33156-4268
    United States
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    10 rsvps sold out

  • Miami Eco Adventures - Chapman Field Mangrove Cleanup | International Coastal Cleanup 2020

    Join Miami Eco Adventures for International Coastal Cleanup 2020, 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!

    New format due to COVID restrictions. We are doing staggered check-ins with a maximum of 10 people per shift so that volunteers can maintain social distancing.  Signup for your preferred start-time below.  

    ** please do not signup for a shift that has already reached it's goal of 10 per shift*** The 10am and 11am shift is FULL.

    ONLY sign up for ONE Shift. they are staggered start times, you can stay later if you want. 

    9am and 12pm shift are OPEN 

    Upon arrival, look for the tent station for check-in, supply pickup, and orientation. Volunteers can return the bags to the tent or leave them to be picked up along the gravel road where they will be weighed. Masks should be worn when at the tent station or during any other time when you cannot maintain social distance from others. 

    We will provide garbage bags and gloves.  Community Service hours also provided.  

    Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear
      • Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers, no flipflops or sandals!
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses and hat are also 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. We will have a cooler for cold water refills 
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed) Online waiver will be emailed 1 week before the cleanup
    • **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!

    • Parking information - There is a parking lot near the meeting point with limited parking. 
    • We will provide Coolers to refill water bottles. 
    • Age requirement is 9 years old and up

    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.


    October 10, 2020 at 9am
    Chapman Field
    13601 Deering Bay Dr
    Coral Gables, FL 33158-2804
    United States
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    50 rsvps sold out