Teachers Island | International Coastal Cleanup Day
Join ECOMB, Adventure Environmental, Florida DEP Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, Fantastic Oceans and the City of Miami Beach as we join forces to remove litter from the shoreline of Teachers Island in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup Day: the world's largest shoreline cleanup event.
Please, make sure to bring a RE-FILLABLE WATER BOTTLE, closed toes shoes/aqua shoes, sun block, sun glasses, and a hat.
- 8:15 am - on site registration opens: you will need to sign the Registration Sheet and present your pre-filled Waiver Forms.
- 8:30 am - litter prevention presentation
- 9:00 am - boats depart
- ECOMB provides: fruits and granola bars, gloves, re-usable trash bags, water.
- International Coastal Cleanup provides: garbage bags, data collection cards, and a giveaway goodie bag
Volunteers must bring: closed toes shoes/aqua shoes, sun block, sun glasses, a hat and a RE-FILLABLE WATER BOTTLE - Let’s reduce our plastic waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, when possible.
- Parking: on site parking lot (18 Street & Purdy Avenue) or at the 19 Street & Bay Road Parking Garage (cheaper $1/hr)
- Meeting location: Maurice Gibb Park
Waiver Forms: If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cleanup/pages/310/attachments/original/1469817777/MDCC_Cleanup_Release_Waiver.pdf?1469817777
- Note: breakfast and free kayaks to be confirmed soon
In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami Dade, we collected 17,500 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 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.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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