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  • Friends of Oleta River State Park/International Coastal Cleanup 2021



    Welcome to past volunteers and new ones too! We hope that you will join the Friends of Oleta for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Coastal Cleanup (ICC)  Day! Our meetup  point will be at White Ibis pavilion this year.

    It’s time for the 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup! 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 millions of volunteers from across the globe!

  organizes Miami Dade County’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 tidal sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Blackstone, Banesco USA, and WPLG Local 10.


    We will provide garbage bags, gloves, data collection cards, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Octopus!   *Community Service hours also provided*  


    Registration is required to participate. 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.


    Details for this site:

    • Parking Information: Parking Lot 1
    • Check-in will be 9 am.
    • This event is suitable for all ages, however, if you are under 18 years old and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the online waiver form.
    • Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed)

    Info for Volunteers:

    • Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes
    • Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are recommended
    • If you have gloves, bring them. We will be providing gloves but cannot guarantee they will be in your size. We suggest reusable working, gardening, or dish gloves that you can pick up at the grocery/hardware store.
    • Bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles.
    • Print and Sign the waiver in advance.**If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver HERE in advance.
    • 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 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 enters our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies.

    Over the past 36 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.


    September 18, 2021 at 9am
    Oleta River State Park
    3400 NE 163rd St
    North Miami Beach, FL 33160
    United States
    Google map and directions

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