Brickell Miami River with Miami Science Barge | International Coastal Cleanup 2016
Miami Science Barge is hosting its first International Coastal Cleanup! We are excited to participate in #MiamiCleanup2016 and invite you to join us cleanup the Miami River in Brickell. All registered volunteers who participate will get a free thank you gift from VolunteerCleanup as well as receive complimentary entrance to the Miami Science Barge October Sip of Science and a pizza party next door in Brickell Park.
The cleanup site is located along the water, behind the church, at the back of the parking lot. 609 Brickell Avenue can be recognized from the street as First Presbyterian Church of Miami.
The parking lot onsite will be limited to 25 cars. Participants are encouraged to use public transit to arrive on site (use the metromover and exit at 5th Street Station on the Brickell Loop).
- Everyone that participates should register online individually. 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
- Wear appropriate closed-toes shoes or water shoes and comfortable clothes.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are highly recommended
- Bring gloves (we suggest reusable working, gardening or dish gloves that you can pickup at the grocery store / home depot)
- Bring Water in a reusable container. Let’s reduce our plastic waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, when possible.
*International Coastal Cleanup will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, and a giveaway goodie bag
**If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver in advance.
About Miami Science Barge
Miami Science Barge is a floating marine laboratory and public environmental education center that catalyzes the local effort to build a sustainable Miami. Located on Biscayne Bay, in Miami, FL, the Barge hosts a variety of living systems and marine experiments that display cutting-edge science and engage the public with their environment. http://www.miamisciencebarge.org
About International Coastal Cleanup Day
In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami Dade, 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 cataloguing 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.
We need your help to keep this momentum going!
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