Matheson Hammock Park & Marina | International Coastal Cleanup
JOIN THE MOVEMENT!! We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to join International Coastal Cleanup Day. Help make a difference and make our planet a cleaner and safer place for all species! Whether you are a non-profit group or a local family, you can play a role in helping us cleanup the environment!
Our cleanup will meet at the Matheson Hammocks Parking next to the Beach.
We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, MB Suncare 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.
What to Bring:
- Signed Volunteer Release Form
- Reusable water bottle
- Working/garden or dish-washing gloves
- Long pants (in a mangrove area)
- Sturdy CLOSED TOED shoes
- Bug spray repellent
- A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one)
- A great attitude!!!
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 the Waiver
Before the event, download the Ocean Conservany’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:
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.
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 cataloging 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 Order online here:
Miami, FL 33156
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