International Coastal Clean-up Day

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release:
Contact: Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director, ECOMB
Date: September 16, 2008
Phone: 305.534.3825 (w) / 786.853.1855 (m)
ecomb@ecomb.org / www.ecomb.org

International Coastal Clean-up Day
Flagler Monument Island

WHAT

ECOMB’s energetic volunteers, the City of Miami Beach Neighborhood Services, Parks, Public Works, Police Department and Environmental Resources departments will cleanup the shoreline of Island View Park and Flagler Monument Island as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-up Day and the “Adopt a Park Program”, a partnership program between the City of Miami Beach and ECOMB.

PLUS

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW 3-YEAR PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ECOMB AND THE MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH ($90,000) TO CLEAN-UP MONUMENT ISLAND ON A MONTHLY BASIS. Special participation of Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and Commissioners as well as Mr. Mark Tamis, Morgan’s Hotel Group Area Vice-President, Mrs. Maria Elena Rubio, General Manager for the Mondrian South Beach, amongst others.
  • FREE COLLECTION / RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE by RECYCLED PC PARTS – bring your old computers, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, toaster ovens, batteries, etc.
  • AFTER-PARTY AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS.

DATE

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

TIME

9am – 12 noon.

  • 8:30 am:                 Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Limited capacity.
  • 9 am:                      Morgans Hotel Group and Mayor Matti Bower will announce the partnership
  • 9 am to 12 noon:   CLEANUP
  • 12 noon to 3 pm:   VOLUNTEER APRECIATION PARTY AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM – FREE EVENT FOR VOLUNTEERS. Drinks, pizza, music, etc.

AGE

  • Volunteers 15 years old or younger must present the Minor Release Form signed by a parent/guardian and one parent/guardian must be present.
  • Volunteers 16 or 17 years old must only present the Minor Release Form signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Volunteers 18 years old or older, please sign the Adult Release Form and bring it along with you.
  • Release forms are available at ECOMB’s website under the Schedule of Events page.

WHERE

Meet us at Maurice Gibbs Park, on Purdy Avenue, just north of the junction of the Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach. There will be two cleanup sites: 1) Maurice Gibbs Park itself, and 2) the Flagler Monument Island, where the volunteers will be taken by boat.

REGISTRATION

At ECOMB’s web site: http://www.ecomb.org/event.htm. For additional information on other clean-up sites, you may visit Miami-Dade Coastal Clean-up site at: http://www.miamidadecoastalcleanup.org. REQUIRED

Journalists, please contact us for press interviews and past photos, by calling Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director ECOMB, Inc. at 305.534.3825. Press and TV coverage are welcome.  To learn more about ECOMB and to see photos from recent Beach Cleanup projects, go to our web site at www.ecomb.org.

Join volunteers from high schools, local associations, churches, synagogues, and businesses, as they MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Snacks will be served and students may use these cleanup events towards Community Service Hours.

ECOMB is a not-for-profit 501(c)(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.

More info and registration at: http://www.ecomb.org