POSTPONED | Virginia Key Outdoor Center International Coastal Cleanup by Kayak

Please note that all International Coastal Cleanup events originally scheduled for Saturday the 16th have been POSTPONED due to Hurricane Irma.

The Site Leader will soon set the new date for this cleanup. To stay updated of upcoming cleanups in your area signup for notifications http://www.volunteercleanup.org/volunteer

Or check the master registration page at http://www.volunteercleanup.org/iccmiami2017 which will be updated as the new dates are confirmed. 

It's International Coastal Cleanup time again and we'll be doing our part via kayak and paddleboard. Exact destination TBD. 

Bring your paddleboards, kayaks or canoe! We have some paddling equipment available through Virginia Key Outdoor Center. You will have to prebook by emailing me, Esther at info@vkoc.net.

Where possible, please have guests in your party RSVP individually so we can ensure they get all information and details about the event.  

If you have anyequipment to share let's coordinate. Bring it out so we can share our love of nature.

What to Bring: Paddleboard/Kayak/Canoe PFD/Life Jacket Sunblock & Insect Repellent Gloves if you have them (rubber, leather, canvas (nothing flimsy) Water bottle for refills, Cleanup tools you find helpful

What we provide:   Cold water refills, Garbage bags, data collection cards, sunscreen, insect repellent, community service hours certificate, and a giveaway goodie bag!  Support boat (ARC) 

An after-party is planned. Details to follow. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and give back!

Waiver Forms: If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver below in advance. Download Waiver

Before the event, download the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app to log, tally and measure the impact of your cleanup.  With Clean Swell, the data you collect will upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database in real time. It’s easier and more fun than using the paper data cards! You can download the app here:

 iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/clean-swell/id985692119?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.oceanconservancy.cleanswell

In 2016 more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by over 500,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami Dade, we collected 15,000 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 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.

We need your help to keep this momentum going. 

**New for this year, the Miami version of the official 2017 International Coastal Cleanup t-shirt, with this year’s whales shark design is for sale. Shirts are $9 + s/h and can be pre-ordered now until September 6th if you want to have your shirt to wear to the cleanup on September 16th Order online here:

 International Coastal Cleanup Day Miami-Dade T-Shirt

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virginia Key Outdoor Center
3801 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149
United States
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Esther Alonso-Luft