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Baynanza 2017 Celebrating it's 35th Year!
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 25 great events throughout March and April, the event that has become nearly synonymous with this celebration is the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day.
- About Baynanza
Baynanza 2017, which is celebrating it's 35th year, will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Registration for the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day is now open.Back to Top
- Pelican Harbor: 1285 NE 79 Street, Miami (Boat site)
- Morningside Park: 750 NE 55 Terrace, Miami (Boat site)
- Julia Tuttle Causeway: Eastbound lanes of Interstate 195
- Oleta River State Park: 3400 NE 163 Street, North Miami Beach
- Haulover Beach Park: 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
- Surfside: 9301 Collins Avenue
- Maurice Gibb Park: Purdy Avenue and 18 Street, Miami Beach (Boat site)
- Florida International University North Campus: Northeast 151 Street and Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (Boat site)
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
- Shake-A-Leg Miami: 2600 South Bayshore Drive, Miami (Boat site)
- Historic Virginia Key Beach - South: Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami
- Historic Virginia Key Beach - North: Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami
- Rickenbacker Causeway: Just after the toll
- Crandon Park: 4000 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: 1200 South Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
- Matheson Hammock Park: 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (VIP Site)
- Chapman Field Park: 13610 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay
- Deering Estate: 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay
- Black Point Marina: 24775 SW 87 Avenue, Cutler Bay
- Homestead Bayfront Park: 9698 SW 328 Street, Homestead
- Biscayne National Park: 9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead
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What to Bring to the Event
Remember to wear closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes) and bring gloves, water and snacks for your volunteers.
There will be free T-shirts for all Cleanup volunteers who register by Friday, April 1st. There will be plenty of free trash bags to fill too. However, in addition to work gloves and closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes), there are other items that we suggest you bring with you to the Cleanup Day:
- Extra water
- Mosquito Repellent
- Hat or visor
New and exciting sponsorship opportunities are being offered for Baynanza.
Sponsorship packages offer wide exposure at a unique countywide celebration featuring thousands of participants committed to the positive cause of helping our environment.
- Six weeks of exposure at more than 35 events across Miami-Dade County
- Advertisements and media coverage including print, radio and web advertising
- Online presence and promotion on the Miami-Dade County website and social media
- Promotion on the Baynanza Calendar of Events and commemorative T-shirt
- Host at the Baynanza VIP Cleanup Site at Morningside Park, which includes promotion of 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 Maribel Balbin at 305-372-6999 or email Balbin@miamidade.gov.Back to Top
A big thanks to the 2017 Baynanza sponsors.
- Actualidad 1040 AM
- Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club
- Covanta Energy
- 990 ESPN Deportes
- Exitos 107.1 FM
- Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND)
- Nova Consulting
- South Florida Water Management District
- Whole Foods
- Ygrene Energy Fund
Event hosts and partners
A special thanks goes out to the 2017 Baynanza event hosts and partners.
- Biscayne National Park
- City of Miami
- Miami-Dade County Communications Department
- Miami-Dade County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
- Miami-Dade County Information Technologies
- Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
- Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management
- The Miami Outboard Club
- South Florida Water Management District
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.Back to Top
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