Monthly Beach Cleanup
Key Biscayne, Florida
SeaKeepers kicked off 2021 with a full weekend of cleanups at Hobie Beach on Virginia Key! On the 10th, 40 volunteers including parents and students from Doral Academy's Builders Club tackled the south side of Hobie Beach (across from MAST) and collected 103 lbs of trash! They found lots of cigarette stubs and small plastic pieces, including many small childrens toys. All the trash was removed, and volunteers logged their findings through Clean Swell, an app developed by the Ocean Conservancy to track marine debris. Using our new collection buckets, we were able to reduce the number of plastic bags used at this cleanup to only 4!