Debris Free Oceans Juneteenth Beach Cleanup

Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park, Florida, USA

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In honor of Juneteenth, we hosted an environmental justice historical tour and beach cleanup with our friends at @virginiakeybeachpark this weekend! 78 lbs of trash were removed from this iconic location, and participants learned more about the history of Miami’s first official Black beach which was established in 1945. Activists protested the cruel and racist segregation laws that tried to deprive Black people of the right to enjoy the beaches, especially after having access to the ocean throughout Europe while serving in the war, by hosting a powerful “wade in” protest at Haulover Beach – learn more about Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, also known as “the Oasis” and “the People’s Park,” by taking their virtual historic tour at ⁣⁣
Additionally, make sure to educate yourself about Juneteenth and remember that environmental justice is social justice! Celebrate and support Black joy and liberation!

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Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park, Florida, USA

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