Keg n Klean: Beach Cleanup and Free Craft Brews
Join Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Debris Free Oceans for a zero-waste party on the beach where we leave it better than we found it ❤ Complimentary beer from Wynwood Brewing Company if you bring your own reusable cup* and help clean the beach! This year's shirts are available for purchase here!
Debris Free Oceans will provide all cleanup gear. This cleanup is part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, and data will be recorded and used to support plastic pollution policy around the globe. 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 the paper data cards!
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.
We'll meet up at the Chickee Village area at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Say you're there for the cleanup, and parking is free. If you get lost, text 305-301-8092.
*No solo or disposable plastic cups please; must be 21+ to receive beer
- Complete the online waiver here in advance to expedite check-in.
About International Coastal Cleanup:
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 cataloguing 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.