Morningside Park | SeaKeepers & Awareness Into Action | Coastal Cleanup Day 2021
It’s time for the 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup! Join SeaKeepers for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with millions of volunteers from across the globe!
Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade County’s local participation in this worldwide event with 45+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county. The Miami-Dade ICC is made possible by the generous support of our tidal sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Banesco USA, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Miami-Dade County RER-DERM, Pubbelly Sushi, WPLG Local 10, and with special thanks to the Benjamin & Gloria Joannou, Jr. Family Conservation Fund. This year's shirts are available for purchase here!
This is both a BEACH/PARK cleanup and a 'Bring Your Own' or 'Rent A' KAYAK cleanup, as well as a YOGA cleanup in partnership with our friends at Awareness Into Action! You are welcome to join us on foot or by paddle! SeaKeepers will NOT be providing kayaks. Kayak rentals are available from Morningside Park at a discounted rate for $10-$15/hour when you mention you're with SeaKeepers! The plan is to kayak across an active boating channel to a picnic island where trash accumulates pretty badly. A SeaKeeper will show you where to go!
For the FREE YOGA class, make sure to register HERE as we will be connecting with nature from 9:00am-10:00am. The YOGA will occur simultaneously to the cleanup so you can choose to clean or participate in this event!
Where to meet: Park in lot 7 (the first lot on your left as you enter, or the last lot on your right as you exit) near the kayak launch.
- For contact-less check-in, bring your smart phone to the event.
- IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST COMPLETE A LIABILITY WAIVER HERE. You will not be allowed to participate without this form signed.
- Please wear a mask at the check-in table to get the cleanup supplies.
- Be safe! Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6ft from other volunteers.
Supplies you should bring:
- 🦈 Mask & Gloves (you must wear a mask at the check-in table, and please bring your own gloves if you need them for the cleanup)
- 🦈 Reusable water bottle with water (no single-use plastic bottles!)
- 🦈 Reef-safe Sunscreen
- 🦈 Comfortable shoes
- 🦈 Download the iPhone Application "Clean Swell" beforehand
- 🦈 Follow our Instagram pages and join us on our journeys! @seakeepers
We will provide:
- 🦈 Biodegradable garbage bags
- 🦈 Extra gloves
- 🦈 Scale
- 🦈 Hand Sanitizer
- 🦈 Community Service Hours / Service Learning Hours
Marine debris isn't an ocean problem - it's a people problem, be part of the solution!
About International Coastal Cleanup Day:
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enters our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies.
Over the past 36 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.
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