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September 24th 2016 – Let’s clean up our beach!

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in International Coastal Cleanup.

This initiative is part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort.

Let’s do our part and get our spot squeaky clean!

WHEN: September 24, 2016 at 4pm – 7pm

MEETUP LOCATION: EF Miami Beach – Pool area
2469 Collins Ave
Miami Beach , FL 33140
United States

Mandatory registration on http://www.volunteercleanup.org/

The site will limit the # guests that anyone can RSVP for to +5.

What to Bring

  • Signed Volunteer Release Form
  • Reusable water bottle – A water cooler for cold water refills will be available
  • Appropriate footwear for being on the beach
  • Working/garden or dish-washing gloves
  • Bug spray repellent (each site will have bug spray if you forget)
  • Sunscreen (Miami Beach Sunscare will be providing sunscreen for all cleanup sites!)
  • Cap/hat
  • A plastic bucket to collect trash (if you have one)
  • Snacks
  • A great attitude!!!

International Coastal Cleanup will provide garbage bags, data collection cards, and a giveaway goodie bag from VolunteerCleanup.org

What you get to be a part of

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.!

Community service hours certificate can be provided

International Coast Cleanup Day

Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy – is the worlds largest single day cleanup event with cleanups in all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world. In 2015, 800,000 volunteers worldwide removed 18 million pounds of marine debris. Ocean Conservancy’s Annual Index of Marine Debris

Miami-Dade’s participation in this global event is presented by Covanta, and organized by VolunteerCleanup.org with 45 sites across the county from Sunny Isles to Homestead. Last year, in Miami Dade, 2,200 volunteers removed 17,500 pounds of marine debris on this one single day of service.

 

Looking forward to a great day!