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Miami-Dade Parks

Rickenbacker Coastal Cleanup

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On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers can assist the Causeway staff beautify this coastal park and keep our ocean ecosystem healthy. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable gloves to reduce waste.

This opportunity is made possible with the support of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is committed to contributing to the communities in which they operate and responsibly managing their environmental impacts and social commitments. One of their guiding principles at Mandarin Oriental is ‘Acting with responsibility’, which they strive to achieve through their “Naturally Better” program.

Responsibilities and Duties:

-Removing microplastics and trash along the Virginia Key South (across from MAST Academy) shoreline
-Additional tasks as needed
Qualifications: Youth under 15 must have a parent/guardian present.

Commitment Expected: Please arrive at your scheduled start time and check-in with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group staff. Please bring a refillable water bottle, closed-toed shoes, and protection from the sun (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses). If you have your own gloves, we recommend bringing them. Community service hours letters will be emailed, by request, following the event.

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What Should Volunteers Bring? - Closed Toed Shoes, Water in a Resuable Bottle, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Gloves, Hat & Sunglasses

What Will Be Provided? - Gloves, Pickers, Buckets

Meeting Spot Details - Volunteers should park and meet at Hobie Cat Beach (also called Virginia Key South) directly across from MAST Academy (3979 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149). Please look for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group flags to check in.

Parking Info - Parking passes to be provided at check-in.


Date And Time

December 16, 2023 EST @  09:00 AM to
December 16, 2023 EST @  11:00 AM

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