Big Sweep 2008

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release:
Contact: Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director, ECOMB
Date: June 6, 2008
Phone: 305.534.3825 (w)
786.853.1855 (m)
ecomb@ecomb.org
www.ecomb.org

The Big Sweep
Volunteer Clean Up of South Beach 1st St. to 14th St.

WHAT:

The Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach- (ECOMB) will host “The Big Sweep”. This is a volunteer driven event that will collect all of the litter from the beautiful beach between 1st St. and 14th St. Individual and team volunteers will register and gather at two stations (South Pointe Drive X Ocean Drive and 14th St. X Ocean Drive). A friendly competition, starting at 8:30 a.m., will set these individuals into motion collecting litter and debris from the beach and shoreline. The two groups will converge at 7th St. where an appreciation party will be hosted by ECOMB and event sponsors. Volunteers will be treated to lunch, participate in a fantastic raffle, be awarded trophies and watch a shockingly educational event intended to demonstrate just how much litter is buried in the beach!

DATE

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

TIME

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    THE BIG SWEEP
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Free Yoga Class in front of Nikki beach with Lululemon
8:00 a.m.                      Registration begins at either station. Early registration on ECOMB website required.
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.           Clean-up Event
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.           Volunteer Appreciation Party, Awards Ceremony, Garbage Weigh in, and Prize Raffle

PRESS

ECOMB will stage an extraordinary educational media opportunity at 7th St. after the cleanup when all of the garbage is piled high to demonstrate just how much was collected.

GET INVOLVED

Want to give back to your community? ECOMB encourages individuals, or teams from local business, neighborhood associations, non-profits, cultural outlets, high schools, churches, synagogues to register online at the ECOMB website- www.ecomb.org/events and join up for better beautiful beaches.

ECOMB is a not-for-profit 501c(3) Florida corporation founded in 1994 to promote clean beaches, waterways and wetlands. Each year ECOMB coordinates events and programs that encourage responsible behavior and awareness in the Miami Beach vicinity.