MRC International Coastal Cleanup Day

MRC International Coastal Cleanup Day

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$0 – $1,000

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Location

Melbourne Causeway, Eau Gallie Causeway, Pineda Causeway, & 520 / West Cocoa Beach Causeway

1313 Melbourne Causeway

Melbourne, FL 32901

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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About this event

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The Marine Resources Council, in collaboration with Keep Brevard Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, invites you to join in for this year's cleanup.

Please register through the orange "Tickets" button to RSVP or call 321-725-7775. The supplies for this event are allocated for each site based on these registrations, so it is very important for you to register. Thank you for your support!

~MRC Cleanup Site 1: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the 192 Melbourne Causeway and Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point.

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, at the Geiger Point Parking Lot located at 1313 Melbourne Causeway, Melbourne, FL 32901.

~MRC Cleanup Site 2: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the Eau Gallie Causeway and Boat Ramp.

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at the Eau Gallie Causeway Boat Ramp at Eau Gallie Causeway (SR-518) Melbourne, FL 32935.

~MRC Cleanup Site 3: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the Pineda Causeway & POW / MIA Park (formerly Pineda Landing Park).

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at POW / MIA Park located at 5995 N US Hwy 1. Melbourne, Florida 32940.

~MRC Cleanup Site 4: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the 520 /West Cocoa Beach Causeway.

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at Constitution Bicentennial Park located at 801 West Cocoa Beach Cswy Cocoa Beach, FL 32931.

~MRC Cleanup Site 5: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the Cape Canaveral Manatee Sanctuary Park.

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at Manatee Sanctuary Park, located at 701 Thurm Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.

~MRC Cleanup Site 6: Cleanup will take place along the shores of the Cape Canaveral Banana River Park.

Day of Event Check-in Site Location: Participants can check-in starting at 8 a.m. at Banana River Park, located at 901 Puerto Del Rio Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.

*The event is free to participate in. Funds for the cause are raised through event shirt sales, sponsorships, and donations. Event shirts are $25-$29 (+Eventbrite Fees). All participants need to register for their shirts by August 31, 2022. *Shirts are only available by preorder and are not available for sale on the day of the event.

*Shirts will be available for pickup on the day of the event at your designated cleanup site. If you are unable to attend but would still like to purchase a shirt in support, we can make arrangements for special delivery or pickup. You can select to have your shirt mailed to you through the "Please Mail My Shirt" ticket, which is a separate and additional fee per item that is shipped.

Event Sponsorship: Show your support for the lagoon by adding your company logo to the event shirt for $175.00.

*View all sponsorship opportunities by clicking on the orange"Tickets" button. Specialty sponsorships are available; please contact Steve at SharkeyMRC@gmail.com.

See "All Waterways Lead To The Ocean" limited event shirt design below, by Jessica Larned at Digital Ink Graphic Design and Printing.

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Event Fundraising T-Shirt.

Show support by clicking on the green "Tickets" button to buy yours today!

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2021 Event Highlights

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Recommended Supplies:

• Work gloves (bring a pair of gloves with you)

• Dress appropriately (the shoreline is covered with boulders, rocks, and potentially dangerous rigid & sharp objects)

• Water to keep you hydrated; it will be especially warm (bring your own cooler)

• Food (bring your own food)

• Sun Screen

• Bring reusable containers or buckets for trash

• 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: Review what to do in case of a health emergency (heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a 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.

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!

Every year this event engages people to remove trash from shorelines, lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world, identifying the sources of debris and changing behaviors.

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.

For more information, please visit LoveOurLagoon.com.

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