Crandon Park Oceanside | International Coastal Cleanup 2022
Join us for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with millions of volunteers from across the globe! Help us in our ongoing effort to keep Crandon Park's shorelines debris free as part of International Coastal Cleanup 2022!
Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, VolunteerCleanup.org organizes Miami-Dade’s local participation in this annual event with 45+ simultaneous shoreline cleanups around the county and is made possible by the generous support of our presenting sponsors Covanta and Rickenbacker Marina, with additional support from Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Verizon, Miami-Dade County RER-DERM, Pubbelly Sushi, and Greenberg Traurig.
See below for details for the event taking place at Crandon Park Oceanside:
Registration: This event is suitable for all ages. Participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and the signing of a waiver is required to participate. No walk-ups allowed.
- Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all information and details about the event and can accurately plan for turnout.
- A paper waiver for Miami-Dade County Parks will be provided on the day of the event, **However, if you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian print and sign the waiver HERE in advance, and bring it with you to the cleanup.
What We Provide: We will provide water refill stations, garbage bags, gloves, data collection cards, and a souvenir tote bag with this year’s marine animal theme, the Hermit Crab!
What To Bring:
- Dress for the weather. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers. No flipflops or sandals!
- Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are recommended
- If you have your own reusable working or gardening type gloves, bring them. We will be providing gloves but cannot guarantee they will be in your size.
- Please bring water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles.
- Some volunteers like to use a bucket during a cleanup. Ask your local Chinese, Burger or Bakery/Donut shop if they get food service items in 5-gallon buckets that they would like to donate for use during your cleanup!
Directions to Check-In: Check-in will be located at the entrance to the Crandon Park Visitor’s & Biscayne Nature Center, located at 6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. To get to the meeting location, enter Crandon Park through the 'North Beach' entrance, which is the second left hand turn once you've crossed the bridge onto Key Biscayne. Once inside the park, proceed past the information booth and head east towards the beach. At the sidewalk, turn left and proceed to the north end of the lot where you will see a shelter adjacent to the parking lot labeled ‘Biscayne Nature Center’.
Parking Information: Parking will be free for registered volunteers in the parking lot adjacent to the check-in location. Passes will be given to registered participants at check-in. These parking passes will need to be placed on the dashboard of your vehicle and must be visible. Parking passes will be good for the entirety of the day of the event.
Community Service Hours Available: For those volunteers who would like community service hours, you will be required to check-in and confirm your email with staff. Following the event, those that requested a certificate will receive an email with an electronic certificate.
Safety: The completion of a waiver is required to participate in this event. All necessary waivers are included in the registration process.
Park staff will provide a safety briefing and orientation to the specific volunteer activities at the start of the event.
This year's shirts are available for purchase here!
*Read more about the history and impact of the International Coastal Cleanup here: https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Google map and directions
305-361-6767 ext 112