We teamed up with the Miami Police Department Marine Division and their Youth Police Explorers to clean up Pace Picnic Island in Miami's famous Biscayne Bay, which is home to many endangered species and other fish and animals that need protection from ocean plastic pollution. And, wow, wait until you see some of the things that we found during the cleanup.
When one of our daily cleanup crew members from 4ocean Miami found a bird that didn't quite look right, he jumped into rescue mode and ferried the sick gull over to the Pelican Harbor Seabird Rescue Station for a little rehab and recovery. Check out the video of the story inside!
We spent the weekend cleaning areas in both the Middle and Upper Florida Keys, areas that were damaged and heavily impacted by the accumulation of marine debris during Hurricane Irma. You won't believe what our before and after pictures look like!
This past weekend, we partnered with the amazing team at Tervis® Tumbler to host a community beach cleanup in Siesta Key, Florida, which is a barrier island situated just off the coast of Sarasota. It's been voted the nation's best beach—twice—but that doesn't mean it's immune to the ocean plastic crisis. Check out all the trash we recovered!
During the weekend of the football Pro-Bowl in Orlando, we hosted a cleanup at the nearest beach to the game, Daytona Beach, Florida. And professional football player Josh Rosen attended to make it extra special. Over 600 people showed up and the trash count was impressive, check it out in this post.
4ocean's main headquarters is located in Boca Raton, FL and is where our first community beach cleanup was held. It's also where our daily cleanup crew operations started before expanding to multiple areas in South Florida and then to Indonesia and the Caribbean soon after. To celebrate our two-year anniversary, we decided to host a cleanup right where it all began. And as far as attendance goes, it was our biggest ever!!!