Coastal Conservators beach cleanup at 8500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Please join the Coastal Conservators for our upcoming BEACH CLEANUP out on the sand at Collins Avenue and 85th Street in Miami Beach. All high school and middle school students in Miami-Dade County are welcome to join our team (AND you can earn community service hours for school).
Our goal is to help keep our beaches clean: it's better for marine life and it's better for people. PLUS, we get to have fun outdoors together, which sounds good to us after being socially isolated indoors for so long!
Coastal Conservators, in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.org, will provide supplies for the cleanup (buckets, garbage bags, hand sanitizer). You should bring a mask, gloves, sunscreen, water, and a hat. We suggest work or gardening gloves. We are working on getting more gloves for next cleanup.
You will receive a signed certificate of community service hours, if needed. Please bring your own form if your school has its own paperwork to be signed.
To become a Coastal Conservator (and join our mailing list for ongoing quarterly cleanups), Miami-Dade County students in grades 6-12 can email [email protected]. Can't come but love what we are doing? Consider donating something from our supplies wish list
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Evan Aleman (Class of 2024), Jake Aleman (Class of 2021) and Cecilia Gonzalez-Jimenez (Class of 2026)
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag us on social media: @coastalconservators #coastalconservators
Important Reminders for Volunteers:
BEFORE YOU COME: Parents must sign waivers for students <18 yo; Pre-signing the online waiver will expedite check-in: https://forms.gle/Xr27vgpke4Dwfq2J9. Please bring any school-specific paperwork for us to sign.
COVID SAFETY: Bring and wear a face mask – it is required in Miami Beach, and must be worn at any time when social distance cannot be maintained. If you are feeling unwell in any way on the morning of the event, please stay at home and join us next time.
WHAT TO WEAR/ BRING: Wear closed-toed shoes: flip flops and sandals are not great as the shoreline may be rocky or there could be broken glass. Hats and sunglasses feel great on a hot sunny day. Please bring your own water, preferably in a reusable water bottle - Mother Earth is on plastic-overload!
Breakdown of activities for 2-hour cleanup:
- Volunteers arrive and check-in (10 min)
- Introduction and safety briefing (5 min)
- Explain tasks, distribute supplies (5 min)
- Shoreline Cleanup (1 hour)
- Regroup at check-in point (30 min)
- Count and weigh the bags to quantify the impact
- Marine Debris discussion, Q&A, and key takeaways, potential solutions
- Take group photo
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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