News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2012
Media Contact:
Stephen P. Thompson


Happy 30th birthday Baynanza

Join thousands of volunteers who will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 21st from 9 AM until noon.  Baynanza is the largest shoreline cleanup effort in Miami-Dade County for the 30th consecutive year.  Last year, over 7,800 volunteers registered to participate in this wonderful community event, and they had a great time collecting a record amount of more than 44 tons of trash from the shoreline and nearby islands of Biscayne Bay. 

This year the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day will take place at 28 different locations from East Greynolds Park in north Miami-Dade County to Homestead Bayfront Park in the south.  Volunteers will begin to clean up at 9 AM.  Small boats will transport cleanup volunteers from 5 of the 28 sites to nearby islands in Biscayne Bay to remove trash from these islands as well. Volunteers leave with the satisfaction of knowing they made a tremendous effort on behalf of the environment.  Students who volunteer will receive up to 3 hours of community service credit.  Also, a commemorative Baynanza 2012 T-Shirt will be given away to all volunteers who participate in this community event.

For more information, or a complete list of sites, visit us online at or call Luis Espinoza at 305-992-8122 or Stephen R. Thompson at 305-372-6834.


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in accessible format or other ADA accommodations, please call 305-372-6784

Miami-Dade County Department of Permitting Environment & Regulator Affairs (PERA) and co-sponsors.
The 30th Annual Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer shoreline cleanup in South Florida.
April 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
Twenty eight (28) sites throughout Miami-Dade County. The main site for the media and VIPs will be at Morningside Park - located at 750 NE 55 Terr., Miami. At this cleanup location volunteers will also enjoy performances by Fantasy Theater and Radio Disney. There will be refreshments, and much more.