Paddle & Clean

Join Biscayne National Park Rangers, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, and South Florida National Parks Trust for a canoe cleanup of Mowry Canal. This event is inspired by the new art show at Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery (details below) highlighting the impact of plastic pollution on our ocean.

Explore the shoreline and shallow bay while making a difference in your local environment! Please pack a lunch for a picnic by the bay after the cleanup.

  • Meeting Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center, 9700 SW 328th Street, Homestead, FL
  • Meeting Time: 9 AM (Please be on time, as we will be on the water by 9:30 AM!)
  • Items to Bring: Water bottle, hat, gloves (if you have them), change of clothes, and lunch
  • Items Provided: Bug jackets, repellent, sunscreen, bags, pick-up sticks, some gloves available

Other important details:

  • This event is best suited for individuals with some experience paddling.
  • We will be off the water by 11:30 AM.
  • We typically don't get too dirty, but there are outdoor showers nearby (room temperature water), as well as hoses.
  • We will not be going out if there is thunder and lightening or high winds. We will make the call by 8 AM.
  • If you cannot make it to the event after RSVPing, please email us ([email protected]) so we can make room for someone else.


Please join us after the cleanup (1-3 PM) for the opening reception of "From The Bow Seat: Art, Advocacy, and Ocean Conservation," the new art exhibition at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery.

The exhibition is a project of Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, a Boston-based nonprofit that works to inspire the next generation of ocean caretakers through education and engagement with the arts, science and advocacy. This exhibition features the visual art winners from their annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest, which challenges middle and high school students from around the world to explore the connections between human activities and the health of our oceans through art, poetry, prose or film.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Biscayne National Park - Dante Fascell Visitor Center
9700 SW 328th St
Homestead, FL 33033
United States
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Alyssa Irizarry