MLK Day of Service: Coastal Cleanup, Native Planting & Nonprofit Expo

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MLK Day of Service: Coastal Cleanup, Native Planting & Nonprofit Expo

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Jan 15, 2022
Coastal Cleanup: 9:30am - 11:00pm | Native Planting: 11:40am - 1:00pm

Free with registration

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Help restore habitat at Virginia Key by volunteering to clean up the shores and plant natives on Martin Luther King’s Day of Service. Besides being a day to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy, MLK Day is the only federal holiday that’s been designated as a day of service to the community and the planet. In recognition of this year’s MLK Day, Outdoor Connections will be hosting a volunteer day at Virginia Key North Point Park. There will also be a non-profit exhibition fair simultaneously taking place during the volunteer service sessions. It’s the perfect opportunity for participants to learn more about local organizations and get involved with program offerings!

Service Opportunity Schedule
9:30 am - 11 am: Coastal clean up of Virginia Key shores. The coastal clean up will have two service groups, one on the water and the other on shore. RSVP is required for both groups. For those going on the water, departure time is at 9:30 am. Check-ins start as early as 8:30 am. Limited free kayak rentals are available to volunteers that RSVP. Free rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis.
11:40 am - 1:00 pm: Native tree planting around the Outdoor Center, hosted by Citizens for a Better South Florida.

As of 12/05/2021, the following organizations have confirmed for the expo and service activities:
Beyond the Bars
Catalyst Miami
Citizens for a Better South Florida
Code/Art 11
Dade Heritage Trust, Inc.
Debris Free Oceans
Dreams Hatchery
Friends of WLRN 12
Greater Miami Service Corps
Kristi House
Outdoor Connections

More organizations to be announced. Stay tuned!


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