SeaKeepers Baynanza 2023

The International SeaKeepers Society is proud to co-host the Morningside Park Baynanza 2023 Cleanup with Miami-Dade County, Miami Waterkeeper, and Ballyhoo Media. By registering on this page, you are joining SeaKeeper’s group of volunteers at the Morningside Park site for Baynanza 2023. Baynanza is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of the most important ecological systems in South Florida. Since Baynanza's beginning in 1982, volunteers have helped remove over one million pounds of trash from Biscayne Bay.

Morningside Park Baynanza 2023

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Register Today

Please note that by RSVPing to Sarah Van Roekel at [email protected], you are RSVPing to join SeaKeepers at the Morningside Park location, not with Miami-Dade County for Baynanza 2023 as a whole.

Volunteer Day Main Tasks:

Removal of marine debris from the water and surrounding mangrove habitats.
We will be conducting a shore-based marine debris clean-up as well as several vessels transporting volunteers to and from the nearby island to remove marine debris. This volunteer event may require heavy lifting hence teenagers and older groups are recommended. If younger age groups participate, they should be monitored at all times by the designated guardian, parents, etc. *Community Service hours also provided*
Important Volunteer Information:
Please be on time, registration begins 30 minutes before the volunteer workday starts. Volunteers must arrive at 8:30am.
Please bring:
  • Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside and on the water.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended (clothes that can get wet).
  • A hat, sunblock, and insect repellent (recommended).
  • Gloves and trash grabbers (if you have them - otherwise Miami Waterkeeper will provide all supplies).
  • The clean-up is weather dependent and the event will be canceled with at least 24 hours notice if inclement weather is anticipated.
Woman and man search in algae for micro-plastic pollution at a Miami Beach cleanup

Volunteers searching for micro-plastics at a Miami Beach SeaKeepers hosted Cleanup.

Teenage boy looks for trash and beach pollution at local Biscayne bay beach cleanup. He is holding bucket full of single-use plastic bags, bottle caps, and more.

Collecting trash from the Biscayne Bay shoreline during a SeaKeepers hosted Beach Cleanup.

Participating Partner

Baynanza 2023 Cleanup


Contact Information

Based in Miami, Florida:

Sarah Van Roekel, Program Support Specialist Cell: 561-847-5602 Office: 786-924-6209 Email: [email protected]