POSTPONED | Sierra Club Peacock Park International Coastal Cleanup

Please Note that all International Coastal Cleanup events originally scheduled for Saturday the 16th have been POSTPONED due to Hurricane Irma.

The Site Leader will soon set the new date. To get notified of upcoming cleanups in your area signup for notifications http://www.volunteercleanup.org/volunteer

Or check the master registration page at http://www.volunteercleanup.org/iccmiami2017 which will be updated as the new dates are determined 

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in International Coastal Cleanup.

We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, community service hours certificate, and a giveaway goodie bag!

  • Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all information and details about the event.
  • Wear appropriate foot-wear and comfortable clothes. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers, no flipflops!
  • Sunglasses and hat are 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 snacks and water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles when possible.

**If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. Download Waiver    Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed)

 Volunteers should:

Before the event, download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup.  With Clean Swell, the data you collect will upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database in real time. It’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards! You can download the app here:

 iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/clean-swell/id985692119?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.oceanconservancy.cleanswell

This site is suitable for all ages.

In 2016 more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by over 500,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami Dade, we collected 15,000 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline. 

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.

We need your help to keep this momentum going.

 

**New for this year, the Miami version of the official 2017 International Coastal Cleanup t-shirt, with this year’s whales shark design is for sale. Shirts are $9 + s/h and can be pre-ordered now until September 6th if you want to have your shirt to wear to the cleanup on September 16th Order online here:

 International Coastal Cleanup Day Miami-Dade T-Shirt

Saturday, September 16, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peacock Park - Sierra Club Miami
2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133-6009
United States
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Elizabeth Bonnell
26 RSVPS
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