Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST

Kayak & Cleanup - Free Our Shores

Free our shores of marine debris with a post-4th of July cleanup!

July 4 is the most popular beach day of the year, resulting in a great deal of marine debris. Therefore, Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, educates beach-goers on how to take care of our shores all week long.

Celebrate our beautiful beaches with Miami Waterkeeper, International SeaKeepers Society, Debris Free Oceans, Virginia Key Outdoor Center, and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park by clearing the area of marine debris.

You can clean up either on shore or on the water with kayaks and paddle boards. Equipment rental is available for a fee (see ticket options), but you are also welcome to bring your own gear.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase through local food trucks that will be on site.

*Community Service hours also provided*


Important Volunteer Information:

Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m.

Please Bring:

  • Refillable water bottle. Coolers to re-fill your water bottles will be available. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside!
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended.
  • A hat, sunblock, and insect repellent (recommended).
  • Gloves you feel comfortable wearing (otherwise Miami Waterkeeper will provide gloves).


This volunteer event may require heavy lifting and water activities, so teenagers and older groups are recommended. If younger age groups participate, they should be monitored at all times by the designated guardian, parents, etc.

**Due to COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC, masks are not required for this event as it is outdoors and you will have the ability to socially distance. If you feel more comfortable wearing one, we welcome the opportunity to do so.**

If you are finding difficulties RSVPing to this event, please email erin@miamiwaterkeeper.org.



Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 PM EST


Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive

Miami, FL 33149


Register here.