MUVE - International Coastal Cleanup!
Once again, MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) is participating as a host clean-up site for the International Coastal Cleanup!
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
Last year, event participants from all over the world removed a total exceeding 18 million pounds of trash!!! In Miami-Dade County we collected 17,500 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline.
To register, RSVP below.
- Everyone that participates should register online individually. We must have your name on the RSVP list as an individual (or your parent) in order for you to get the giveaway goodie bag.
- Volunteers must check in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed)
Need to Know: This event will begin at 10am and end at noon.
Please bring a water bottle. We will have no plastic cups available! (we will have cold water for refills) and wear cool, comfortable clothes.
The site gets direct sun, so keep sun protection in mind (lightweight long sleeves and pants are perfect)
Directions and Meeting Spot:
If you’re coming from the mainland, go toward Key Biscayne, over the Rickenbacker to Virginia Key. Turn left after the light at MAST Academy onto Arthur Lamb Rd. You will pass a toll booth; let the attendant know you’re there to volunteer at the North Point. Follow the road to the right at the fork and park in the dirt lot at the end of the road, where the Virginia Key Mountain Bike trails begin. This is not the beach parking lot! There is no address for this site, but you can enter “Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail” into Google Maps for directions. We will meet at the parking lot and walk to the dune together, after a short briefing.
By volunteering at ICC you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by cataloging and tallying what you find using the Ocean Conservancy's data collection cards or the Clean Swell App (that you can download in advance in iTunes store or Google Play). 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 coast and waterways around the world
We need YOUR help to keep this momentum going!
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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