Miami Beach 21st Street | International Coastal Cleanup
My dear friends, meine lieben Freunde, queridos amigos:
Let’s put the sun and fun back into responsibility! International Coastal Cleanup Day in Miami Beach! and in partnership with the City of Miami Beach's family service day.
Would you like to help clean up Miami-Dade's beaches in a big way, just like we did the previous years? I will be a site coordinator again and would love for as many of you as possible to show up!
Invite friends and family, too. You can simply forward this link to everyone you know!! It’s a great, great opportunity to do something for our city, our beaches, and especially raise environmental awareness: EVERY helping hand counts and every effort is worth a lot. Children any age are welcome to join, too! (Linus is ready to roll! :))
We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a giveaway goodie bag. Certificate for Community Service Hours! You will also receive a t-shirt from the City of Miami Beach and a volunteer lunch party afterward at North Shore Open Space Park
"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing." — Thomas Jefferson
Help Keep our Beaches Clean
- Please bring refillable water bottles (we have a water refill station)
- Wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses and a hat (recommended)
- **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. Link to waiver: Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed)
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:
This regional effort is part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), which takes place every year on the third Saturday of September. The event is spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, and organized locally by VolunteerCleanup.org and is supported locally by business and environmentally conscious organizations.
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 up until one week before the event if you wish to have it in time for the cleanup Order online here:
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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