About this Event
Event will be limited to 200 participants. Due to anticipated number of volunteers, masks for the duration of the event are highly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be required for any unvaccinated participant and will be required inside the Bandshell. All Ocean Conservancy staff will be masked at all times during this event. Food provided for this event will not be communal but rather, grab and go. Group resources, such as water dispensers will be disinfected often during the event. If you are feeling unwell or know that you have been exposed to Covid-19, we ask that you please sit this event out. Thank you for your cooperation!
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds (8 million metric tons) of plastic enters our ocean every year. These plastics not only threaten marine life, but can also impact us. We depend on the ocean for the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Making a difference for our ocean is easy. The International Coastal Cleanup has brought together 16 million people from 150 countries and counting to be part of the world’s largest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Volunteers have collected over 340 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways! Will you join us this year?
Ocean Conservancy’s 2021 International Coastal Cleanup event is on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Join us and VolunteerCleanup.org at The North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Avenue) to remove debris before it reaches the ocean. Breakfast, lunch, and supplies will be provided, including sun screen and bug spray. **Just make sure to wear closed-toe shoes, bring a reusable water bottle, and your mask!**
Parking will be available at the municipal lot across the street from the Bandshell (Miami Beach Parking Lot 92).
Don’t forget the Data! The information collected about the trash removed incredibly valuable for finding long term solutions for trash free seas. Be a part of the solution: download our Clean Swell app before the Cleanup to keep track of the trash you collect!
Event will be limited to 200 participants. We hope to see you there!
We will keep you notified of the event's status via email if inclement weather seems probable. If it rains, we'll likely proceed, unless there is a chance of thunder and/or lightening. Make sure to check your email in the days leading up to the event for updates from us.
Banner photo: Keegan Callender
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, United States