Bill Baggs State Park Cleanup - 4Ocean

Bill Baggs State Park Cleanup

by 4Ocean Team July 02, 2018 2 Comments

Bill Baggs State Park Cleanup

The sun was up bright and early in Miami, FL this past weekend - and so was our 4Ocean team and all of the volunteers who came out to make a difference! At Saturday's cleanup we focused our attention and cleanup efforts in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Situated just at the tip of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs consists of 400 acres of beach, mangrove ecosystems, picnic areas, walking and biking trails, and much more. With more than a 1 mile stretch of sand, locals and tourists flock to Bill Baggs on the weekends for all the park has to offer.

 

Volunteers not only cleaned the beach that is home to the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, but also the protected mangrove areas that unfortunately accumulate much of the trash that is left behind at the park. Expedition South Florida was generous enough to rent out kayaks to volunteers to maneuver through the mangrove areas to collect more trash that could not be reached on land. 

By the end of the morning we collected a total of 501.8 pounds of trashThat's over 500 pounds of ocean-bound trash that will never pose a threat to the marine environment or the animals who call the ocean home! 

We would like to thank not only the volunteers who came out to help clean but also the Park Rangers for all of their assistance, Friends of Cape Florida for providing food and refreshments at the end of the cleanup, and everyone else who helped to make this cleanup as successful as it was. 

If you are looking to volunteer at one of our community cleanup events, you can see our upcoming cleanups on our Facebook event page HERE

 



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Chuck
Chuck

July 09, 2018

I want to volunteer but I’m not on Facebook and do not want to join it. I am on Instagram. I think maybe you need an app.

Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick
Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick

July 09, 2018

This is such a cool movement you guys are creating! As we travel, we contribute to pick up plastics on seashores and would love to go on to help you guys! When we were on Utila, Honduras, the plastic was especially bad on the shores. BEing two people, we could only pick up so much and thought that it would be awesome to have a team to help. Luckily we found 4Ocean! We look forward to helping out more!!

Thanks for doing what you do!

-Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick
Co-Founders, BE Adventure Partners

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