Surfrider South Pointe | International Coastal Clean Up 2020
UPDATE 9/22: We've added a 10am shift to allow for more volunteers. Please check the 10am box when you register so we can track who had previously signed up for 9am and who the new 10am volunteers are!
Join Surfrider in the first of a series of cleanups for the International Coastal Cleanup 2020 Season.
Meeting Spot: on the sand behind Nikki Beach, at South Pointe Drive. Look for the blue Surfrider Tent
We will provide trash bags and gloves. Community Service Hours also provided!
What You'll Need ...
- Face Coverings required per City of Miami Beach emergency orders for COVID
- Maintain social distance from those not in your household
- Dress for the weather. Please wear comfortable light-weight clothing, as temperatures can soar before Noon and your health and proper hydration are a priority!!
- We suggest closed-toed shoes
- Please bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water in a reusable water bottle
- Each volunteer must check-in and have signed the online waiver before any materials can be distributed. Online waivers will be emailed the week before the cleanup
- If you are under 18 and you'll be attending without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian fill out the waiver form in advance
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. You can download the app here for iPhone and Andriod.
About the 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 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 cataloging 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.
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