International Coastal Cleanup at Crandon Park: Day 1
Join Miami EcoAdventures for Day 1 of our International Coastal Cleanup Events
Miami-Dade County will participate in the 2020 International Coastal Cleanup but this year’s event will take on a new format, one that prioritizes volunteer safety and follows all CDC, local and state guidelines.
As part of this year’s extended ICC event, Miami EcoAdventures at Crandon Park will be hosting two socially distanced cleanup days for volunteers at the park: Saturday, September 26th and Saturday, October 10th.
On both days, we will have (7) one-hour time slots available for up to 10 individuals to register for. Choose your preferred time during your RSVP on this page. ** please do not signup for a shift that has already reached it's goal of 10 per shift*** only sign up for ONE shift, they are staggered start times, you will be allow to stay as long as you like.
Each slot will be given a designated section of the beach to clean. The first slot will run from 9AM-10AM and the last slot will take place from 3PM-4PM. When registering for a time slot, we ask that you register each individual separately so that we can ensure that our groups do not exceed 10. Walk-ups to this event will be turned away. All participants will need to wear a mask (county/park requirement) and follow guidelines outlined by park staff on-site and maintain 6 feet of distance between one another at all times during the cleanup unless they are from the same household. Parking passes will be given to registered participants. Disposable supplies will also be provided including gloves and bags.
- Volunteers should bring plenty of drinking water (one quart), closed-toed shoes and protection from the sun (sunscreen, hat etc.)
- Please bring your own reusable gloves if you have them, otherwise, we will have some onsite.
- Bring and wear your face mask/face covering
- Download the Clean Swell app to participate in Citizen Science Data collection
Unlike years past, we will not be handing out paper data sheets to record types and amount of debris collected. Instead we will be encouraging all participants to use the Ocean Conservancy's ‘Clean Swell’ app which can be downloaded in the Apple and Google Play stores and can be used to log the types and amounts of debris collected.
All registered volunteers will need to sign a waiver and bring to check-in as well as review the safety briefing guidelines which will be sent prior to the cleanup.
Community Service Hours: For those volunteers who would like community service hours, you will be required to email a summary of your Clean Swell data + photos of your cleanup to [email protected] to receive an electronic community service certificate. In October, for an additional hour, you may also complete an online e-learning module about marine debris.
Check-in and supply pick-up will be located in the Crandon Park North Beach parking lot, adjacent to the Crandon Park Visitors’ & Nature Center, located at 6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.
With 17 billion pounds of plastic entering our ocean each year, marine debris is a serious problem, threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies. The good news is that the tides are changing and we are starting see change happening in the right direction! Each day, major companies make announcements about how they are reducing plastic waste, governments around the world are implementing sensible legislation, and entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions and products. We are being heard. This is the power of the grassroots. It’s critical that we keep up the momentum, and participating in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is a great way to highlight the problem while demonstrating our collective commitment to reducing marine debris, along with volunteers from around the globe! International Coastal Cleanup takes place in over 100 countries worldwide, and here in Miami-Dade, VolunteerCleanup works with local partners to organize 40+ cleanups all over the county.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149-3201
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