Beach Takeover at Virginia Key Beach North Point

This is your beach! Show your love with VKOC and partner clean-ups

MLK Day Of Service (January 20th, 2020 @ 9:30AM)

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." This year, Our Better Places will be hosting a Day Of Service at Virginia Key North Point Park in collaboration with the Virginia Key Outdoor Center and Commissioner Ken Russel.  There will be a nonprofit exhibition fair during this event. Participants will be able to get information from local organization and have the opportunity to sign up and get more involved with their program offerings! 

 

Service Opportunities

  • 9:30AM - 11AM: Coastal Clean Up - We will be cleaning up our shores on Virginia Key. *Limited* Free Kayak rentals are available to Volunteers that RSVP at vkoc.net/cleanups. Free rentals are available at a first come, first serve basis. You must RSVP. We will also have a on land crew, cleaning the shoreline.
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM: Native Tree Planting - Join us and Citizens for a Better South Florida as we plant native trees and plants around the Outdoor Center! 

Nonprofits Attending:

  • Citizens For A Better South Florida
  • Send It 4 The Seas
  • Debris Free Ocean
  • Volunteer Clean Up
  • Hands On Miami
  • Florida Trail Association
  • Health In The Hood
  • Girl Scouts of South Florida
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Florida Paddling Trails Association
  • Frost Science Museum
  • Youth Environmental Alliance

Monthly Beach Take Over Clean Up!

We are a formidable army of people who love nature. Join one a clean-up and take back your island.

 There is a clean up on the first Saturday of EVERY month! You got options! Hope to see you soon! #ThinkAboutEarth

Past Beach Take Over Partners