The first week in July is Clean Beaches Week but we are celebrating our beaches all month long! Join us for a Beach Cleanup event on Thursday, July 14 at 5 pm at the Newport Fishing Pier. Follow us on social media as we share ways you can help keep our beaches beautiful not only this month, but all year long. Be sure to look for our winning Beach Beautiful Poster Contest artwork on our social media posts.
Join us for a community Beach Cleanup on Wednesday, July 14 from 5 – 6:30 pm. We will be meeting by the Newport Fishing Pier, 16501 Collins Avenue.
All participants will receive a coupon good for 50% off at Beach Bar at the Newport Pier, valid only for the same day.
Parking is available at the Gateway Park garage, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd.
Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and communities. Take the Plastic Free July challenge and find ideas to inspire you at home, work, school, and within the community at plasticfreejuly.org.
Fill A Bag Stations
You can start your own beach cleanup any day of the week! Look for the Fill A Bag stations on the beach at the Pier Park, Samson Oceanfront Park and Bill Lone beach accesses. Reusable buckets hang from 6 foot posts and provide beachgoers with on-demand repurposed buckets to fill with trash during their strolls. Learn more at sibfl.net/fillabag.
Poster Contest Winners
In May, we held a Beach Beautiful Poster Contest, challenging our NSE/SIB K-8 students to create artwork showing how we can all help keep our beaches clean and free of litter. We received many excellent submissions, a testament to the dedication our NSE/SIB K-8 students have for preserving the environment. We are lucky to live in a city with a beach, and realize it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of all who visit, to keep our beach and ocean clean. We are pleased to announce the following winners for each grade as well as the overall winner:
Congratulations to 4th grader Anna Chucheva, our overall winner of the Beach Beautiful Poster Contest! Her poster art and message, “Be a part of the solution, not the pollution,” is an excellent reminder that our individual choices have an impact on our environment and the most meaningful change happens when we work together. Look for her artwork on our Beach Beautiful social media post during the month of July.