North Shore Open Space Park | International Coastal Cleanup Day
Come join the U.S. Coast Guard to help clean up the North Shore Open Space Park. On this site the U.S. Lifesaving Service established the Biscayne House of Refuge in 1876 to assist mariners in distress. It remained at this location until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1926. Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join the world’s largest Coast Guard and the world's largest volunteer effort for protecting our ocean and waterways by participating in the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup.
The main entrance to the North Shore Open Space Park is on 81st Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. As you enter follow the sidewalk off to the right and you'll see our banner at pavilion 8051 between 80th and 81st Street inside the park.
There are public parking lots across from the park with plenty of parking. Parking should cost about $1/hour though the pay and display kiosks in the lots.
- Participants will receive a certificate for community service hours. We will also provide cups and water, garbage bags, data cards, and goodie bags. Our pavilion has clean, public restrooms.
Volunteers should dress appropriately for working outside in warm, humid conditions for cleanup activities. I recommend close-toed shoes or water shoes. Please watch local weather forecasts for conditions to expect on the morning of the cleanup.
- Please bring water in reusable containers and snacks, but remember we don't wish to contribute to the trash problem we're cleaning up. I recommend hats, sunscreen and sunglasses. Bring gloves for working outside, picking up garbage.
Everyone that participates must register online. (even if you are coming together) 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) **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver in advance. (link to waiver) https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cleanup/pages/310/attachments/original/1469817777/MDCC_Cleanup_Release_Waiver.pdf?1469817777
In 2015, more than 18 millions pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. In Miami Dade County we collected 17,500 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline.
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!
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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