Venetian Causeway Mangroves | International Coastal Cleanup 2021
Join Fertile Earth for International Coastal Cleanup 2021, the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from across the globe!
Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade County’s local participation in this worldwide event with 45+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county. The Miami-Dade ICC is made possible by the generous support of our tidal sponsor Covanta, with additional support from Banesco USA, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Miami-Dade County RER-DERM, Pubbelly Sushi, WPLG Local 10, and with special thanks to the Benjamin & Gloria Joannou, Jr. Family Conservation Fund.
We will provide garbage bags, gloves, data collection cards, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Octopus! *Community Service hours will be provided*. This year's shirts are available for purchase here!
- Wear facial coverings required by City of Miami Beach and practice social distancing at the cleanup
- Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers, water shoes or rain boots. No flip-flops or sandals!
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent 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/home improvement store). 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. Water refills will be available on site.
- Complete the online waiver here in advance to expedite check-in. **If you are under 18, you must have a parent/guardian print and sign the waiver HERE in advance.
Please keep in mind, this site is located along the shoreline where the mangroves are. Feel free to bring any tools to help remove trash from the mangroves such as pool net sticks or any other household tool you feel can be useful.
LOCATION & PARKING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This site does not have an exact address. The address provided is to give you an idea of where the site location is. The park is located on the South East side right after you pass the Venetian Causeway toll booths when coming into the beach. If you live on the beach, the park is right before the tolls booths. Parking is available on the East side of the toll booths and along the street.
- Meet by the water pump located in the middle of the park by the shoreline.
- Street parking available. Additional parking by toll booth.
- Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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 35 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.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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