Coconut Grove Sailing Club Clarington Island | International Coastal Cleanup
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies. Join us for the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe! Presented by Covanta, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s participation in this global event with additional support from City of Miami Beach, and Capital One.
This is the kick off of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club’s Clarington Island Cleanup Season which will continue monthly until May. Community partners include Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce; Biscayne Bay Foundation; City of Miami; Rotary Clubs of Coconut Grove and Miami Brickell; and Woman's Club of Coconut Grove.
We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Puffer Fish!
Community Service hours also provided.
Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout.
- Registration begins at 8:30
- Launch service to island will be available after registration and at 11:30. There are no restrooms on the island and launch service cannot be guaranteed for this purpose.
- Volunteers must register and sign waivers first.
- Additional check-in and outs are required before going out to the island.
- Appropriate for children over 10 with adult supervision till age 14 and must please bring their own life vest. Older children do not need an adult, but must bring signed waiver.
- Parking is available on the street or Sonesta Garage (2889 McFarlane Road). Parking at the Sailing Club is for members only.
- Meeting spot is under the clubhouse inside the gate.
- Wear closed toes shoes or water shoes and comfortable clothes (shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting wet and dirty). No flip-flops. Hats and sunglasses are highly recommended.
- Bring gloves (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pickup at the grocery store or Shell Lumber. We have some a limited number of work, and kitchen. Medical grade gloves donated by Sharp Dentistry
- Bring snacks and water in a reusable container (please don’t create more waste by bringing plastic water bottles to clean up plastic water bottles!) Additional water will be available for refill.
- 4 Community Service Hours will be provided for students actively participating in the cleanup. Please be on time to collect your hours.
- 5-gallon plastic bucket are great to bring. We have a limited supply.
- Refreshments will be served after the cleanup.
Before the event, 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’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards! You can download the app here:
About International Coastal Cleanup:
Over the past 33 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.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133-6003
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