MacArthur Causeway | International Coastal Cleanup 2021
Hello Miami!!! It’s time for the 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup! Join Clean This Beach Up and 4Ocean and be part of 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.
We will provide garbage bags, buckets, gloves, pickers, nets, and a souvenir tote bag! Coffee sponsored by Jibby Coffee and good jams sponsored by Revolution 93.5FM Community service hours provided. Registration is required to participate.
The level of difficulty for this cleanup is high. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.
INFO FOR VOLUNTEERS: Meeting point at the children's museum parking lot at 8:30 AM, parking available at the location, but we recommend you carpool or uber to the location. We ask that you are on time so that we can all walk together towards the cleanup location. Please make sure you RSVP and your email address is correct. Specific details will be sent via email prior the event.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
- Closed Toed Shoes (Mandatory, NO SANDALS)
- Comfortable Outfit (Fiber Glass In The Causeway May Ruin Your Favorite Pants.)
- Sun Protection (Hat, Sunglasses, Long Sleeves)
- Reusable Water Bottle (Mandatory, NO PLASTIC PLEASE)
Prior to the event, please consider downloading 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!
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.
We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us,
Miami, FL 33132
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