Peacock Park Mangrove Paddle Cleanup
Join Key Biscayne Community Foundation’s Citizen Science Program, FillABag, Miami EcoAdventures, and Free Plastic for an impactful and unforgettable mangrove cleanup out of Peacock Park in Coconut Grove! This will be a guided tour into Biscayne Bay and the mangroves on Dinner Key, where we can also get off our paddleboards and walk around to remove marine debris from this vital and hard-to-reach habitat. These types of cleanups are particularly important as mangroves host many vulnerable species that live within these vital and diverse ecosystems. Our event is funded through a generous grant from the Florida Inland Navigation District. We will have a scavenger hunt and prizes to show how thankful we are for our volunteers this holiday season!
For the cleanup, you will need to bring your own paddleboard/kayak, and life vest/personal floatation device, we will provide snacks and water. CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEE WHERE YOU SHOULD PARK AND WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO WALK TO THE LAUNCH SITE.
Kayak/paddle board rentals: A limited number of tandem (2-person) kayaks, single person kayaks, and paddleboards will be available for rent from PADL. Click here to reserve your watercraft if you do not have your own; prices will vary depending on the type of watercraft you choose (tandem kayaks = $60, single kayaks = $40, paddle boards = $40). All PADL rentals include life jacket, whistle, and delivery/pickup at Peacock Park paddlecraft launch. You do not need to change the delivery address, this order link is specific to our cleanup and all watercraft/equipment will all be brought to Peacock Park paddlecraft launch. You can specify in the Order Notes “This is for the Peacock Park cleanup on 11/18/2023.” No refunds can be issued for watercraft rentals for cancellations made after 11/16/2023 or for no-shows on the day of the cleanup.
All participants will be provided:
- reusable gloves,
- guidance on the water by a team of experienced local environmentalists.
Participants should wear sun protective clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get wet. Please bring water in a reuseable water bottle and wear reef-safe sunscreen. Children aged 9-17 are welcome as long as they are comfortable and safe being in the water, and are accompanied by a parent or guardian. We can provide Community Service Hours for students upon request. Questions? Please contact Rumya at 305-361-2770 or [email protected].
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What Should Volunteers Bring? - Closed Toed Shoes, Water in a Resuable Bottle, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Hat & Sunglasses
What Will Be Provided? - Gloves, Garbage Bags, Water Refills, Pickers, Buckets
Meeting Spot Details - We will meet at the launch site in Peacock Park. Please click on the map for details.
Parking Info - There is very limited parking at Peacock Park, but additional parking nearby at Regatta Park that is pay-by-phone. Please be prepared to walk a short distance to get to the launch site. Please click on the map for details.