Miami Waterkeeper is proud to announce a new partnership with the Virginia Key Outdoor Center to offer our first public volunteer kayak clean-up event! Volunteers will hit the water on kayaks to conduct a marine debris clean-up in our coastal and mangrove habitats.
Fee: $25 per person for a 2 hour kayak clean-up. Registration fee includes kayak, paddles, PFDs, hydration packets, light snacks, and a Miami Waterkeeper staff guide. Registration fees are due in order to RSVP and refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
Volunteer Day Main Tasks:
- Removal of marine debris from the water and surrounding mangrove habitats
This volunteer event may require heavy lifting and experience on a kayak, hence teenagers and older groups are recommended. If younger age groups participate, they should be monitored at all times by the designated guardian, parents, etc. *Community Service hours also provided*
Important Volunteer Information:
Please be on time, registration begins 30 minutes before the volunteer workday starts. Please arrive at 9am!
Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside and on the water.
Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended (clothes that can get wet).
A hat, sunblock, and insect repellent (recommended).
Gloves you feel comfortable wearing (otherwise Miami Waterkeeper will provide gloves).
The kayak clean-up is weather dependent and the event will be canceled with at least 24 hours notice if inclement weather is anticipated.
**Due to COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC, masks are not required for this event as it is outdoors and you will have the ability to socially distance. If you feel more comfortable wearing one, we welcome the opportunity to do so.**
We will have 8 double kayaks, 4 single kayaks, and 8 paddleboards. Please choose accordingly when signing up and purchasing tickets!
If you are finding difficulties RSVPing to this event or would like to participate but have your own craft (kayak or paddleboard), please email [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you!