MUVE Workday - International Coastal Cleanup Day
Join Frost Science as we participate in the International Coastal Cleanup.
The 34th annual ICC event will harness the "Power of People" to fight against the critical problem of Ocean Trash! Join us for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to kickoff better protection of our oceans and waterways via a renewed collective commitment to reduce marine debris, alongside volunteers from across the globe!
VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s cleanup sites - representing 40+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the County, all made possible due to the generous sponsorship support of our presenting sponsorCovanta, with additional support from Capital One Café, Wells Fargo, and Miami Beach Suncare.
Garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Pelican, will be provided! Community Service hours also provided
- Dress for the weather and wear appropriate closed-toed shoes or water shoes, and comfortable clothes.
- 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.
- Volunteers must check-in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards, or gift bags can be distributed) Online waivers will be shared in advance.
- **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form in advance
We will become citizen scientists by documenting what we find on the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app. The data collected by volunteers will go beyond picking up trash because the records of each item collected will be entered on a standardized data card in order to identify ways to eliminate ocean trash in the future.
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!
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.
- Check in at MUVE table to receive parking pas