MLK Day Of Service @ Virginia Key North Point Park | Coastal Clean Up & Native Planting + Limited Free Kayaks
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLKDay of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." This year, Our Better Places will be hosting a Day Of Service at Virginia Key North Point Park in collaboration with the Virginia Key Outdoor Center and Commissioner Ken Russel.
There will be a nonprofit exhibition fair during this event. Participants will be able to get information from local organization and have the opportunity to sign up and get more involved with their program offerings!
- 9:30AM - 11AM - Coastal Clean Up: We will be cleaning up our shores on Virginia Key. *Limited* Free Kayak rentals are available to Volunteers that RSVP at vkoc.net/cleanups. Free rentals are available at a first come, first serve basis. You must RSVP. We will also have a on land crew, cleaning the shoreline.
- 11:30AM - 12:30PM - Native Tree Planting: Join us and Citizens for a Better South Florida as we plant native trees and plants around the Outdoor Center!
All Materials are supplied to the Volunteers.
What Should I Bring?
- Dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot-wear. We recommend closed-toed shoes for beach cleanup and water shoes for kayaking/SUP
- Sunglasses 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 store/home depot) We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be in your size!
- 💧 Reusable Water bottle. There will be water stations to refill. This is a PLASTIC FREE EVENT! Forgot yours? Don’t worry, VKOC will have some for sale.
- 🧜🏻♀️ Bring your Friends, we’re gonna need all the help we can get!
- **If you are under 18 and coming without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form in advance
What Nonprofits will be There?
As of 12/12/19 the following organizations will be showcasing their programs and participating in service activities:
- Citizens For A Better South Florida
- Hands On Miami
- Send It 4 The Seas
- Florida Trail Association
- Debris Free Oceans
- Volunteer Clean Up
More Organizations are to be announced!
CHECK-INS AND DIRECTIONS
Check ins will begin at 9:00AM at Virginia Key Outdoor Center. For detail directions visit vkoc.net/directions
Miami, FL 33149-1004
Google map and directions