Earth Day 2024 Clean up - April 21st 2024

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Thank you to the record number of volunteers that joined us (222!) for our 2nd Annual Earth Day Clean-up! Through this tremendous effort 384 pounds of trash was removed!

 

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You're Invited!

Miami Waterkeeper is proud to co-host our 2nd annual 2024 Earth Day Clean-up with BLUE Missions, Repair the World, NAHREP West Broward, Ballyhoo Media, PLANTA, and Lauren Shapiro at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park!  

 

To reserve your spot, scroll to the bottom of the page

Earth Day Clean-up event 2024

Check-out the Incredible Organizations

BLUE Missions empowers the youth to advocate for a world where there is water for all, forever. Through service projects and sustainability education, BLUE connects families in Latin America to clean, fresh water and inspires young people to lead the way to a water-secure future. 

Repair the World Miami engages volunteers in community-based service opportunities and intentional educational programs . We are proud to partner with local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful service learning experiences that address urgent needs and build bridges across lines of difference in the Miami community. More info can be found at werepair.org/miami and by following @miami_repair on Instagram!

NAHREP West Broward is a purpose-driven organization that is propelled by a passionate combination of entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage and the advocacy of its members. Our mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership.

Ballyhoo Media is a family-owned start-up that is revolutionizing the way we live, experience, and communicate on the waterways. As a water-based multi-media company, we are changing the landscape of outdoor advertising & events. Founded by a love for the oceans, Ballyhoo encourages the community to build stronger connections with our natural environment through branded activations, unique events, public service announcements, and local partnerships. We take action to make preservation, conservation, and sustainability our priority with every opportunity. 

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is one of Miami's most beautiful beaches, located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, and has rich historical and cultural significance for the Miami community. 

PLANTA is a premier hospitality collective of 100% plant-based restaurants that reimagine, reinvent, and revitalize the plant-based dining experience, providing flavorful proof that the power of plants can change the world. PLANTA will provide curated food for our volunteers!

Lauren Shapiro is a Miami-based artist who integrates ceramics and technology to explore natural ecosystems. Her Blue Horizon Project is a new public sculpture involving ceramic components molded from 3D-scanned coral reefs. Shapiro aims to unite artists and audiences by engaging the community in creating these ceramics through interactive workshops open to the public. The objects produced will be fired, glazed, and affixed to a monumental, sinking arch sculpture, evoking the sensation of descending into an underwater world where our city is submerged, transforming into an artificial reef colonized by corals. With rising sea levels threatening coral reefs, the project aims to raise awareness about incorporating underwater environments into urban landscapes and promoting environmental sustainability through art and civic engagement. With support from Anonymous Was a Woman in partnership with The New York Foundation for the Arts. Join Shapiro for this activation at the Earth Day event, where volunteers can participate and contribute to the project!  

 

Important Volunteer Information

Please be on time as registration begins 30 minutes before the volunteer workday starts. Please arrive at 9:30am. Bring:

  • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside and in the water.

  • Closed-toe shoes/water shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are recommended (shorts and clothes that can get wet).

  • A hat, sunblock, and insect repellent (recommended).

  • Gloves and trash grabbers (if you have them, otherwise the Miami Waterkeeper will provide all supplies).

  • The clean-up is weather-dependent and the event will be canceled with at least 24 hours notice if inclement weather is anticipated

  •  The clean-up will take place from 10:00am-1:00pm but you are welcome to leave anytime! It will be at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.  

  • Parking is provided free of charge. Let the gate attendant know you are here for a beach clean-up and you will be let in for free. 

  • *Community Service hours also provided* 

 

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If you are finding difficulties RSVPing to this event or have questions about this event, please email [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you!

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