- This event has passed.
International Coastal Cleanup Miami-Dade
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and our economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, in Miami-Dade on September 17th. This year, there will be 45 cleanup sites throughout the county. Find one and register here: http://www.volunteercleanup.org/mdcc
Miami-Dade’s participation in this global event is presented by Covanta and organized by VolunteerCleanup.org with support from Adventure Environmental, Miami Beach Suncare, Target, The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building courtesy of Tilia Real Estate, and Miami Beach Commissioner Joy V.W. Malakoff.
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, 2,200 volunteers gathered and removed 17,500 pounds of marine debris from 31 miles of coastline on this single day of service.
Volunteers at ICC actively participate in a unique global citizen science project. Not only will they be removing marine debris, but they will also catalogue and tally what they 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 and helps to inform educational campaigns and policy.
We need your help to keep this momentum going. Signup and help spread the word!
*All participants are invited to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Sunday Sept.18th, you will receive your FREE PASS at the event.
*All registered volunteers will receive a super cool giveaway bag designed by the Miami’s own internationally known artist, LEBO!! Stay tuned to our social media to see the design we will release soon 🙂
Like us on Facebook: @VolunteerCleanup
Follow us on Instagram: @VolunteerCleanup