MIAMI, Florida — The Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day is back this year with 11 locations for residents to volunteer in cleaning and restoring Biscayne Bay’s shoreline throughout Miami-Dade County, Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be present at Deering Estate to help kick off the event and to make a special announcement.
She will be revealing the winner of the Biscayne Bay specialty license tag design during her remarks Saturday morning. Earlier this year, Miami-Dade County, along with the Miami Foundation, unveiled three auto tag designs dedicated to the protection of Biscayne Bay. The public has been voting on their favorite design, and the winner will become the first specialty license plate of its kind, dedicated to educating the community about Bay conservation.
This year’s cleanup is extra special, because it kicks off the countdown to Baynanza’ s 40-year anniversary next year. It will mark four decades of bringing residents together to clean the bay while raising awareness to the impacts that litter and debris have on the health of our marine ecosystem. While last year’s Baynanza was an educational event only due to the pandemic, County staff still coordinated the removal of more than 70,000 pounds of trash, litter and debris from Biscayne Bay.
"Our County wouldn't be the same without Biscayne Bay. It is vital to our prosperity, public health, and environment, and provides a beautiful landscape for both residents and visitors," said Mayor Levine Cava. "Protecting it and keeping it clean is up to all of us! I invite our families and community to join our Baynanza clean-up activities and take part in protecting the health of our beloved Bay."
The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management, organizes this yearly event with support from sponsors and other County agencies. The importance of preventing litter in our waterways is essential to Baynanza’s mission. Drift card studies in Biscayne Bay show how trash thrown on the ground in our urban core ends up in our waterways, damaging Biscayne Bay’s fragile ecosystem. That’s why everyone should do their part, on the shore, on the water and on dry land to keep litter in its place.
For more information and to receive notifications of future Baynanza events, visit miamidade.gov/baynanza.
The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157.