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Earth Day Trash Cleanup
Sat, April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
In celebration of Earth Day, The Marine Resources Council (MRC) in collaboration with Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) would like to invite you to join the Earth Day Cleanup! Every year this event garners volunteers to comb shorelines of the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding areas for trash. No matter where you live—whether on the coast or thousands of miles away—all waterways lead to the ocean. If we take action and work together, we can improve the ocean’s health and make trash free seas a reality.
Sign up Now to help clean up the Melbourne Causeway & Geiger Point at: https://earthdaycoastalcleanup.eventbrite.com/?aff=FB.
KBB will provide the necessary tools for the clean up, participants need to come with water, sunscreen and a smile!
If you would like to bring your kayak, canoe, paddle board, or boat, to collect from the water, please do!
Email- Maria@mrcirl.org if you have questions!
Earth Day Coastal Cleanup is an annual litter removal and citizen science data collection event.
MRC/KBB Cleanup Site:
Earth Day Cleanup Sat. April 22 8am – 12pm.
Cleanup will take place along the shores of the 192 Melbourne Causeway and Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point!
Overflow parking is at Front Street Park.
Sign up now at: https://earthdaycoastalcleanup.eventbrite.com/?aff=FB.
The supplies for this event are allocated for each site based on these sign-ups, so please sign up through the above link.
Check-in Site Location:
Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point Parking Lot.
Map Link for location: https://goo.gl/maps/KD7FmXc7gYu.
Supplies you will need:
• Work gloves (bring a pair of gloves with you)
• Dress appropriately (the shoreline is covered with boulders, rocks, potentially dangerous rigid & sharp objects)
• Water cooler with enough water to keep you hydrated, it will be especially warm (bring your own cooler)
• Food (bring your own food)
• Sun Screen
• Optional: Bring reusable containers or 5 gallon buckets
• Pens or Pencils (for data collection)
• Optional: If you have a fish or a luggage scale (a scale with a hook) at home, you can use it to weigh the trash you collect.
Keep These Safety Tips in Mind
We do not allow anyone under the age of 16 to participate in roadway cleanups, so all minors will be assigned to the park areas for this cleanup. We require than anyone under the age of 16 have a parent or guardian present.
Review what to do in case of a health emergency (heat exhaustion or heatstroke, broken bone, etc.)
When visiting the site, look for natural and man-made safety hazards, such as rocky areas, highly variable tides, poisonous plants, high-speed roads, power lines, etc. If necessary, dress accordingly, such as wearing long pants or closed-toed shoes.
Plan ahead for handling sharp items, including syringes or pieces of broken glass. We recommend disposing of these items in a container with a tight screw lid, such as an empty liquid laundry detergent bottle that you have clearly labeled.
Donate Now To Help Save The Indian River Lagoon!
Feeling more ambitious? Recruit friends and family to join you in this cleanup. Explain to them that no matter where you live—whether on the coast or thousands of miles away—all waterways lead to the ocean. If we take action and work together, we can improve the ocean’s health and make trash free seas a reality!