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muve volunteers at crandon park

MUVE is excited to provide opportunities for our community to give back to critical coastal habitats through philanthropic-based restoration workdays. On Saturday, August 20, 2022, MUVE and the Miami EcoAdventures Unit of Miami-Dade Parks are collaborating to enhance Crandon Park’s coastal dunes. At this public event, volunteers will plant native sea oats and clean the beach, so please wear sun protection and closed-toed shoes. All materials, water, and snacks will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own reusable gloves, reusable water bottle, and download the free CleanSwell app on your smartphone to collect marine debris data during the beach cleanup.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will register on a first come, first serve basis. SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Directions to check-in

  • Volunteers should meet at Crandon Park South Beach, beside the Open Seas Café, located at 6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL. To get to the Open Seas Cafe, enter Crandon Park through the entrance labeled with a ‘Park Office’ sign, which is the fourth left hand turn once you’ve crossed the bridge onto Key Biscayne, just past the ‘Tennis Center’ turn. Once inside the park, proceed past the information booth and yellow Park Office building. Park in the parking lot behind the Park Office building and walk east towards the beach where you will see an open-air shelter labeled ‘Open Seas Cafe’

Community Service Hours

  • For those volunteers who would like community service hours, you will be required to check-in and confirm your email with staff. Following the event, those that requested a certificate will receive an email with an electronic certificate. If you have any further questions regarding the event, or need further direction to the cleanup location, please email edward.pritchardiv@miamidade.gov or call Miami EcoAdventures at the Crandon Park Visitors & Nature Center at 305-361-6767.


  • The completion of both Miami-Dade County liability waiver and Frost Science liability waiver are required to participate in this event. All necessary waivers are included in the registration process. Park staff will provide a safety briefing and orientation to the specific volunteer activities at the start of the event. This event will follow the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance. For more info regarding Miami-Dade County’s COVID-19 recommendations, please visit www.miamidade.gov/newnormal.

Citizen Science Cleanup

  • Download the free CleanSwell app for your smart phone before the cleanup! Then you can submit data directly to the Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database, which provides researchers and policymakers a snapshot of pollution problems and the data to help develop solutions. You can track your positive impact through the CleanSwell app on any smartphone.

Parking Instructions

  • Parking will be free for registered volunteers in the parking lot adjacent to the check-in location. Passes will be given to registered participants at check-in. These parking passes will need to be placed on the dashboard of your vehicle and must be visible. Parking passes will be good for the entirety of the day of the event.