News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2015
Media Contact:
Edith Torres
etorres@miamidade.gov
305-755-7862

Ocean Conservancy and Cox Communications donate $3,000 to protect our South Florida Coastline through education and awareness


(MIAMI, February 13, 2015) - The Ocean Conservancy and Cox Communications teamed up to donate $3,000 to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to benefit Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures™ Ocean Outreach Program.

Ocean Outreach is an educational, hands-on program that teaches all about the fragile South Florida coast line and the marine life found in it.  The program features live marine sea creatures, such as sea urchins, star fish, and crab that children and adults can hold and observe, as well as the various types of sea grass where many of these creatures live.  The aim of the program is to promote conservation and the proper human behavior needed to protect our beaches and its marine life.  Ocean Conservancy and Cox Communication’s donation will help fund for more tanks, equipment, and supplies to be used for water experiments and demonstrations, as well as to teach about ocean pollution and its impact on all life on earth. 

In addition to its donation, employees of Cox Communications participated in a corporate volunteer clean-up day along Crandon Park’s beach and its fragile Bear Cut Preserve.  

For more information on EcoAdventures™ Ocean Outreach, please visit www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.  To donate to the Parks Foundation or for more information on how your corporation can sponsor its own volunteer day, visit www.liveaparklife.org.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s effort to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information, visit www.liveaparklife.org.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami, Deering Estate at Cutler and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Miami Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.