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It's A Baynanza: Have An Immediate And Positive Impact On Our Environment

March 28, 2024

The early 1980’s marked the beginning of a monumental effort by Miami-Dade County to save Biscayne Bay, and that effort grows today with Public and Private Partnerships committed to the protection of our natural resources. Baynanza, created as part of a larger effort to save the bay, is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of our most important Ecological Systems in South Florida. But this Ecological Treasure continues to suffer from Pollution and Degraded Water Quality due to Hydrological Changes, Aging Infrastructure, Nutrient Contamination and Chronic On and Offshore Littering.

While the environmental concerns that affect Biscayne Bay have reached alarming levels, events like Baynanza raise Critical Awareness for these concerns and can make an Immediate and Positive Impact on our Environment.

Baynanza is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of the most important Ecological Systems in South Florida. Celebrated throughout March and April, Baynanza culminates with the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day where thousands of Volunteers join together to help clean up our bay’s shoreline.

The 42nd Annual Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Noon. Sign up to celebrate our incredible Marine Resources and help restore the Biscayne Bay Watersheds at over 30 locations across Miami-Dade County. Registered Volunteers at all Cleanup Sites will receive a FREE Commemorative T-Shirt. Community Service Hours are available to ALL students who participate!

Remember to wear closed-toe shoes (tennis-type shoes) and bring gloves, water, trash bags and snacks for you and any volunteers in your party. We suggest you bring the following items with you when you participate in a Clean Up: Extra Water, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellent, Hat or Visor, Sunglasses and a Grabber.

Local Baynanza 2024 Sites
• Snake Creek Trail: Northwest 202nd Terrace & Northwest 7th Avenue
• East Greynolds Park: 16700 Biscayne Boulevard
• John C. Farina Mangrove Preserve: Northeast 163rd Street & East of Biscayne Boulevard
• FIU Biscayne Bay Campus: 3000 Northeast 151st Street
• Oleta River State Park: 3400 Northeast 163rd Street
• Haulover Beach Park: 10800 Collins Avenue
• Town of Surfside Community Center: 9301 Collins Avenue

For a complete list of sites visit:

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