With COVID-19 protocols in place, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces celebrates Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021, with a beach cleanup at Crandon Park (North Beach entrance), 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Earth Day is a day to not only celebrate our love and appreciation of the natural world and the environment, but to be a positive change for the conservation and preservation of our precious outdoor spaces, like our public parks and beaches.
At 11 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, joined by Miami-Dade County Parks Director Maria Nardi, will kick off the Earth Day Beach Clean-up at Crandon Park, with a press conference. Beach cleanup and recycling activities will follow.
Community volunteers will arrive by 10:30 a.m. for check-in. at the walkway outside Paradise Cove Pavilion. There will be eco-themed exhibits by Miami-Dade County Parks’ Sea Turtle Awareness, Miami EcoAdventures and Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion programs. Beach cleanup activities begin at 11:30 a.m., and will take place along the coastline and sand dunes, heading to Bear Cut Preserve.
At 12:15 p.m., beach cleanup volunteers meet back at Paradise Cove Pavilion to sort the marine debris collected for recycling. At 12:30 p.m., Miami-Dade County District 7 Commissioner Raquel Regalado will provide closing remarks from this site. The event will conclude at 1 p.m.
All Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed, including mask wearing and social distancing.
Who: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County District 7 Commissioner Raquel Regalado and Miami-Dade County Parks Director Maria Nardi
What: Earth Day Beach Cleanup
When: April 22, 2021 — 11:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Where: Crandon Park (North Beach entrance) 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne