Volunteer opportunity: 'Canes Day of Service

By Life@TheU

Volunteer opportunity: 'Canes Day of Service

By Life@TheU

The University of Miami will partner with Miami-Dade County for the annual Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day event, called Baynanza. University faculty, staff, and students can volunteer for the family-friendly event, which coincides with the University’s annual ’Canes Day of Service and takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Baynanza is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one the most important ecological systems in South Florida. The University will have a designated cleanup site on Rickenbacker Causeway, near the University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Additional event details and how to register:



WHO: University of Miami faculty, staff, and students, and their families

WHAT: Baynanza 2019, a Biscayne Bay cleanup event

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE: Rickenbacker Causeway; additional location details will be shared upon registering 

HOW: All participants must register. Faculty, staff, and students are required to include any additional participants (family members, children, friends, etc.) on the registration form.

PARKING: Free on-site parking will be available. Details regarding designated parking spaces will be communicated prior to the event. Participants are responsible for the $2.50 toll (per vehicle) to enter the Rickenbacker Causeway. 

SERVICE HOURS: Participants are eligible to earn community service hours and scouting/troop service hours. Service hours will be awarded by Miami-Dade County (Baynanza) on site. 

WHAT TO BRING: The event is outside and will be held rain or shine. Event organizers suggest that you bring a hat, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, and bug spray. Gloves and trash bags for volunteers participating in the cleanup will be provided. 

A confirmation email with additional details will be sent to all registrants closer to the event. If you have questions, please contact Adrian Nunez, community engagement coordinator, at a.nunez9@miami.edu.