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Baynanza 2014

Thousands of volunteers enjoyed the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day at 23 different locations throughout Miami-Dade County on April 26.

Check back soon for more details and pictures. For more information, call 305-372-6784.

Baynanza kickoff event took place March 16

The Baynanza kickoff took place March 16 at the Biscayne National Park Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The free event featured the photography exhibit Biscayne Bay's Wild Western Shoreline by local artist Constance Mier.

Baynanza is April 26

Sponsorship opportunities

New and exciting Baynanza sponsorship opportunities are being offered for the 32nd anniversary celebration of Baynanza.

Sponsorship packages offer wide exposure at a unique countywide celebration featuring thousands of participants committed to the positive cause of helping our environment.

Benefits include:

  • Six weeks of exposure at more than 35 events across Miami-Dade County
  • Advertisements and media coverage in multilingual formats, including print, radio and web advertising, starting in mid-February
  • Online presence and promotion on the Miami-Dade County website and social media channels including Facebook and Twitter
  • Promotion on the Baynanza Calendar of Events and commemorative T-shirt
  • Become a special host at the Baynanza VIP Cleanup Site and promote your core messages in a festive atmosphere to hundreds of community volunteers and their friends and families

Special sponsorship packages can also be catered to meet your marketing goals and fit your budget. In-kind sponsorships are also available.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call Luis Espinoza at 305-372-6770 or email espinl@miamidade.gov.

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Baynanza sponsors

A big thanks to Baynanza 2014 sponsors.

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Event hosts and partners

A special thanks goes out to the Baynanza 2014 sponsors.

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2014 Commemorative T-shirt

Volunteers will receive a free commemorative T-shirt* made from "Ecospun" recycled plastic (polyester fiber) and cotton. This unique process used to produce our commemorative short-sleeve shirts is another example of Baynanza helping to reduce and reuse.

The T-shirt was selected from thousands of entries from Miami-Dade County students who participated in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Challenge. This year's T-shirt is based on the winning design by Sofia Flores, a 5th grade student from Royal Green Elementary.

Baynanza staff
The Baynanza team - Marta March, Luis Espinoza, Carlos Medina and Jaime De Torres - goes through dozens of finalists to pick the winning T-shirt design.

We would like to recognize the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden staff for organizing and hosting the Baynanza 2014 T-shirt design contest.

*T-shirts are available for registered Cleanup Day volunteers at each site (adult sizes only; size preference subject to availability). Recycled plastic fiber is used only on the short-sleeve shirts. Long-sleeved shirts are made out of 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

2014 Baynanza T-shirt design
The winning drawing for the T-shirt design

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History

The early 1980s marked the beginning of a monumental effort by Miami-Dade County to save Biscayne Bay. The Bay was suffering from pollution and the marine environment of the Bay was in steep decline. Baynanza was created as part of a larger effort to save the bay.

Baynanza is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of our most important ecological systems in South Florida. While Baynanza includes more than 35 great events throughout March and April, the event that has become nearly synonymous with this celebration is the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day.

In April 2013, this community event drew more than 5,800 volunteers, who collectively removed more than 40 tons of garbage from our shores!

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