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Marine debris cleanup at The Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area, Sugarloaf Key
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Marine debris cleanup at The Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area, Sugarloaf Key

FWC is looking for volunteers to help with a marine debris cleanup along the shorelines of the Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area, Sugarloaf Key (Old State Rd. 4a). Scroll down for more details.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/5/2017
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: The Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area
Sugarloaf Key, Old State Rd 4a
Florida 33042
United States
Contact: Andrea Pereyra
561-882-5716


Online registration is available until: 10/1/2017
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What we'll be doing?

We will be collecting and removing marine debris along an old roadway adjacent to mangroves. Marine debris poses a high risk to wildlife through entanglement and ingestion, which can lead to starvation, entrapment and death. The debris we will find consists mostly of plastics, rope, fishing line, shoes and pieces of wood. We will provide gloves, pick up tools and all the materials we need for the cleanup.

What should you bring?

We may have to walk into the mangroves so closed toe shoes (i.e. no flip flops) that can get wet are recommended. It is also advisable to wear long pants, bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. We will provide water but please bring your own water bottle.

When are we working?

Thursday October 5th.

We will meet at 8:30 am to walk to the cleanup site and start the cleanup at 9:00 am. We estimate finishing at 12:00 pm.

Directions:

The cleanup site is located on the south end of Upper Sugarloaf Key. Meeting location will be sent to all those who register for the event. If you have any difficulty signing up, please feel free to drop me an email and let me know you're planning on attending Andrea.pereyra@myfwc.com