Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Aquatic Preserve Program
1277 NE 79th St
Join Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort against Ocean Trash. Ocean Conservancy's 34th Annual International Coastal Cleanup takes place in more than 100 countries worldwide. In Miami-Dade, VolunteerCleanup.org is organizing over 40 simultaneous cleanups across the county. With 17 billion pounds of plastic entering our ocean each year, marine debris is a serious problem that threatens marine life large and small – including sharks and corals. By reducing the amount of trash washed into our waterways, we can improve human health in our communities and support strong local economies.
• Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes or water shoes, no flip flops.
• 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 or home repair store). We will have some onsite but cannot guarantee they will be your size.
• Bring water in a reusable container. Let's reduce waste and refuse single-use disposable plastic water bottles, when possible.
• Parking will be available on-site.
• Volunteers must check in and sign waivers before any materials (bags, cards or gift bags can be distributed).
• If you are younger than 18 and attending without a parent or guardian, you must have a parent/guardian sign the waivers in advance. Both the Department of Environmental Protection waiver and VolunteerCleanup.org waiver will be provided beforehand and on-site.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.