Nicky Abela wants to volunteer 2022-08-05 13:46:43 -0400
Vizcaya is honored to be one of the cleanup sites for the Annual International Coastal Cleanup taking place on Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This is the world’s largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways. Come out and show your commitment to reducing marine debris. Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in the annual International Coastal event with 45+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our presenting sponsors Covanta and Rickenbacker Marina, with additional support from Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Verizon, Miami-Dade County RER-DERM, Pubbelly Sushi, and Greenberg Traurig.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. There are a total of 100 spots available.
Details for this site:
- We will provide garbage bags, gloves, data collection cards, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Octopus!
- Community Service hours will be provided
- Parking Information: Free parking is available at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. 3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33134. Vizcaya is also well served by public transportation and the Metrorail.
- Check-in will be in the Piazza at the Admission Booth.
- This event is suitable for everyone, however anyone 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Info for Volunteers:
WHENSeptember 17, 2022 at 8:00amWHEREVizcaya Museum and Gardens
- Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. This is an old-growth native mangrove swamp site, and you must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers, (no flip-flops or sandals!), long pants and long-sleeved shirts and a hat are advised.
- Complete the online waiver in advance to expedite check-in. **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian print and sign the waiver HERE and bring it with you.
- This year's shirts are available for purchase here!
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and mosquito spray are recommended.
- If you have gloves, bring them. We will be providing gloves but cannot guarantee they will be in your size. We suggest reusable working, gardening, or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery/hardware store.
- Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles.
- 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 is easier and more fun than using paper data cards!
3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
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