Being kind to Mother Nature is one way to do your part in being a little friendlier to the environment and keeping places like the beach scenic, pristine, and free of trash. If you’ve been wanting to participate in efforts to clean up the beach following the massive spring break crowds, there are multiple ways you can volunteer. Let’s explore a few options now that National Volunteer Month is just around the corner.
The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit that spearheads various cleanup and restoration efforts throughout the year. The best way to stay abreast of what’s going on is to visit their website at https://www.surfrider.org or follow them on Instagram at @surfrider.
Clean Miami Beach is a local non-profit organization created by a local. Beach and wetlands cleanups are organized by the association usually every week, while also collaborating with local businesses and municipalities.
In conjunction with eco-fashion company Bichon and Clear View Kayaks, their next volunteer event is a Canal Cleanup. The event will take place on the water and land on Saturday, April 10 at 4 p.m. on Collins Avenue and 24th Street. A small number of kayaks and paddleboards will be accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.
VolunteerCleanup.org, an online project launched by a South Florida couple, is an all-encompassing website that monitors forthcoming cleanups in the region. Although major nonprofits have an easy time recruiting volunteers for cleanup activities, this website connects small-scale promoters with a wider audience.
As huge fans of Miami Beach, we encourage you to volunteer if time and resources allow. Treat yourself to a Miami deep sea fishing trip when you’re done.