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  • Ocean Conservancy ICC at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the power of people to fight ocean trash!  Join communities around the globe for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our ocean and celebrate your commitment to reducing ocean plastic!

    Please join Ocean Conservancy and the Historic Virginia Key Beach Trust for a special flagship ICC Cleanup in Miami! We will be at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, at the orange and green pavilions. Come early to get a T-shirt and hear from Ocean Conservancy, our partners about efforts taking place all across Florida.

    • WHERE: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Follow signs to green and orange pavilions, further back in the park
    • WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 8:30 AM registration, 9 AM cleanup
    • There is plenty of parking and fees will be waived for all volunteers. Please consider carpooling.
    • Cleanup is open to all ages
    • Come early for breakfast snacks, coffee and a special 2019 ICC T-shirt.
    • Stay for lunch!

    We will provide all necessary supplies including garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and water. Community Service hours also provided.

    Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all the information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout. If you have a larger group planning on attending, please email Sarah Kollar at skollar@oceanconservancy.org.

     Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear. Virginia Key is mainly sandy, but if you want to venture into mangroves where larger trash lies, please wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring work or garden gloves if you have them. We will also have gloves on site.
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible.
    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. 
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, gloves, data cards, or t-shirts) can be distributed.

    Before the event, download Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app.  We will ask volunteers to work in groups and log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup. The app 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 enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies 

    Over the past 34 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 15 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 300 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.

     

    About Virginia Key Beach Park Trust

    Historic Virginia Key Beach Park has always had deep roots in community activism. In 1945, there were a series of wade-in protests on south Florida beaches demanding a beach for people of color. On August 1st, 1945, Virginia Key Beach became the first and only “colored beach” in Miami Dade County.  By 1982, the beach fell into disrepair and was closed.  In 2000, community activists marched on Miami City Hall and demanded that the beach be reopened to the public sparking the creation of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.  In 2008, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (HVKBP) was reopened not only as a beach but as a prime example of an activism success story.

    The Historic Beach Park’s environmental and community action history with the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) is also significant. Hundreds of volunteers have removed over 1,000 pounds of trash collected at HVKBP since it first joined the ICC in 2010. The ICC is one of the most impactful volunteer projects that the park participates in.  In 2019, it is once again our pleasure to be involved in yet another

     

     

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
    4020 Virginia Beach Dr
    Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1000
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • is hosting 2019 International Coastal Cleanup 2019-07-19 10:26:10 -0400

    2019 International Coastal Cleanup

    The 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash!  Join us for 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!

    VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this global event with 45+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Wells Fargo and Miami Beach Suncare.

    We will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican!  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.

    Volunteers should:

    • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear
      • (for beach sites, state: “appropriate footwear that you are comfortable walking on sand in
      • for mangrove sites or rocky shorelines state “volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers, no flipflops or sandals!”
    • Sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
    • Bring gloves if you have them (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery store/home depot) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be in your size!
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, where possible.
    • **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. (waiver link TBD, I am exploring google docs for waivers and will update your posting with the right link later)
    • 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 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 should also include kinds of details: If you don’t know all of these details, you can edit later, but we need all events posted so that we have the URL for the master registration page with everyone’s links. Content on the page can always be added/edited later

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    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 34 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.

    WHEN
    September 21, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
    4020 Virginia Beach Dr
    Miami, FL 33149-1000
    United States
    Google map and directions
    7 rsvps