Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Look for the Marine Cleanup Initiative Inc booth this Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Wesley Island Pig Roast.  Join us at Causeway Cove Marina for fun, food and games to benefit this island restoration effort.  Sea you there!! 



https://www.facebook.com/wesleysislandhabitatrestorationproject/photos/a.1681640118790731.1073741825.1681637032124373/1681640128790730/?type=3&theater

Thursday, March 1, 2018

1st Quarter's Moore's Creek Cleanup

Saturday, February 17th  Moore's Creek 1st Quarter Cleanup

It was an awesome day in Fort Pierce with over 65 people coming together at the 10th St Linear Park to help clean litter and deritus from the banks and the waterway of lower Moore's Creek.  We had 3 youth groups, Marine Cleanup Initiative's partner, Sword Outreach and Mentoring, St Lucie Christian Academy and End It!  The young people rocked it!  We collected more than 935# of debris from this beautifully restored Creek.  Thanks to everyone who came out!  Our 2nd Quarter Cleanup will be held May 19th.  Same Time.  Same Place.

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/luminaries/st-lucie-county/2018/02/20/marine-cleanup-initiative-continues-4-year-effort-keep-fort-pierce-creek-beautiful/351834002/

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Moore's Creek Cleanup

DETAILS ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

CALLING OUT TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS, CITIZENS, CHILDREN, GIRL SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, 4-H GROUPS, RIVER KIDS, AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS, WATER HEROES & THOSE THAT JUST WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE..... WE NEED YOUR HELP SATURDAY FEB 17TH 9-12 BRING YOUR MUCK BOOTS, WADERS, GLOVES & KAYAKS TO HELP US KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 spring and summer schedule for 2014

Hello:
After a horrible summer and fall of diving was ruined by the discharges from Lake Okeechobee, I had to take time off and fight to clean up the waters.  You might have seen some of our advocacy in the press or on TV.  We were busy.  Here are some of the events we have in the works and coming up:

April 26th:  Spoil Island cleanup from 9am until mid-afternoon... leaving from the Town of St Lucie Village's marina on Torpey Rd at 9am.  Wear shoes that can get wet but will protect you some.  Bring gloves, bug spray and tools to cut and saw invasive trees.  We will remove them and trash as well.  We expect River Kidz, Troop 772 and loads of warriors to help, so it should be a fun time.  We are hoping to have a cookout at lunch and spend some time talking to the kids and bring them up to speed on conservation methods, the waters, fishing and anything water.

June 6 and 7th:  2nd Annual Lionfish Safari:  information may be found on the facebook page or website.  We meet this week and I will post further info here then.  four person teams.  Captain's meeting on the 6th at the Riverwalk community center and safari in the 7th ending at 5pm at city marina for weigh-in and awarding of prizes.

July 12 and Aug 2nd are annual inlet cleanups for Sebastian (meet 10am at Sebastian Yacht Club Ramp) and Ft Pierce (meet at 2pm, 12A buoy ramp).  details will be coming out soon as tides are checked and times set.  calling all divers, boaters, deck hands and in Ft Pierce.... kayakers as well.

Get your gear ready for lobster season by testing it out at our cleanup dives.

Thank you for all your help.  We were awards several awards this year again for our hard work and dedication.  Let's grow some more and get new record collections.

Monday, June 17, 2013

MARINE CLEANUP INITIATIVE INC SUMMER SCHEDULE

MARINE CLEANUP INITIATIVE INC SUMMER SCHEDULE
July is one of the most exciting months for Marine Cleanup Initiative Inc and the busiest.  In 2001, when founded, it served a dual purpose of not only did  we remove debris, but we also had a chance to check out our equipment before mini-lobster season fired up and someone got hurt from equipment failure.
July  13 – 5 Annual Ft Pierce Inlet Cleanup Maintenance Dive –Meet at 12A Buoy Ramp Parking lot at 22 Fisherman’s Wharf, Ft Pierce with equipment at 1pm.  We need Captains with boats, Kayakers, helpers, volunteers and divers with full equipment like gloves, tank for one dive, knife, dive flag and float with 20 feet of line.  Please sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/Marine-Cleanup-Initiative-Inc/events/
102878002/ or contact Capt don at 528-0675.

Divers and boats will assemble at the marina at 12A and travel out. To the inlet, anchor and wait for slack current and tide.  Diving will last about 45 minutes and then we will all return to the marina to
 unload, cleanup and enjoy some lunch and drinks.

July 19 – 21 – 1st Annual Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari-

July 19 at 6:30pm – mandatory Captain’s meeting and safety instructions at the Riverwalk Community Center.

July 20-21 – Sunrise to 5pm – lionfish safari – Sign-up forms and details, rules and booth space available at : WWW.TreasureCoastLionfishSafari.com.  Weigh-in, fun, food, drinks, awards and lionfish samples will begin at 5pm until 8 at Ft Pierce City Marina Plaza by Cobb’s Landing.

July 27 – 13 Annual Sebastian Inlet Cleanup Maintenance Dive – Join us for the most exciting and fun 23 minutes of diving around this area.  We will meet at the Sebastian Yacht Club ramp, 820 Indian
River Drive at 12:30pm, load boats and travel out to the inlet and wait for slack tide and current.  And then, the fun begins.  Bring all equipment including knife, dive flag and float with 25 feet of line to
attach to you. After dive, we will return to the ramp to cleanup and enjoy some food and fun.
http://www.meetup.com/Marine-Cleanup-Initiative-Inc/events/102878002/ or contact Capt don at 528-0675.

SPOIL ISLAND ADOPTION PROGRAM

Marine Cleanup has adopted SL6 pictured here.  Along with general cleanups with other adoptive organizations like Lisa’s Kayaks and Motorized Kayaks and Harbor Branch Learning
Center, we are all working to improve the islands and address the issues that need to be changed for meaningful camping and picnicking experiences to be had by all.  MCII conducts monthly cleanups on selected islands the second week of each month, except July… we are over-booked for that week.

Our June cleanup brought out 24 kayaks and 12 kids who were all first time trash pickers.  A great time was had by all and over 900 pounds of debris was removed, great tales of adventure
were told to the kids and Natalie’s supplies fresh cold OJ for everyone.  Gloria Lister also baked cookies and cheesecake.

Sign up for operations and events at: http://www.meetup.com/Marine-Cleanup-Initiative-Inc/
Or by calling Capt don at 772-528-0675.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

SCHEDULE UPDATE

ATTENTION, ALL DIVERS AND VOLUNTEERS: My schedule has cleared up and we can either keep our Annual Ft Pierce Cleanup Diver for 7:15am on July 20th or change it to 1:15pm on July 13th. Let me know...email, message or phone so I can make changes now. I am good either way... I live here

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Marine Cleanup Initiative Inc is excited to announce that on January 12, 2013, in conjunction with West Marine, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Smithsonian Institute, the City of Ft Pierce, Ft Pierce City Marina, Ft Pierce Authentic Tours, Lisa's Kayaks, Dive Odyssea Kayak Rentals, Little Jim Bait Shop Kayak Rentals, Ft Pierce Motorized Kayaks, Ft Pierce Meet-up, The Outside Adventure Club, Ft Pierce Casters, DEP, St Lucie County Adopt a Spoil Island Project, FWC, St Lucie County Sheriffs Dept, Ft Pierce Marine Patrol, Shore Lb of Vero Beach and Vero Beach SUP'er Chicks, we will be holding the initial Spoil Island Cleanup Event. Coverage will be provided by Ed Killer of Scripps. Food will be provided by Goodfellows. Prizes and awards will be provided by MCII and our sponsors.  After launching from Little Jim Bridge area, Kayaks and Boards will travel north past the four "red" dots on this map and concentrat on Islands 13, 13B, 13A and 14B. On the map, they start across from St Lucie Blvd.