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 The 'Green Magic' Calendar

BeachWitch loves to point out all the great 'Green Magic' 
 in our communities,
and abroad.



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Eco-Friendly
Options Available,
It's Simply Common
Sense 
To Make
The Smarter

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-Billie The BeachWitch


Local Miami Events


Thursday, May 15

Surfrider Community & Member Meeting, 7 to 9:30 pm. On the third Thursday of each month, Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter hosts the Community & Member Meeting at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in the Banyan Room. The public and all concerned with the protection of our oceans and beaches are welcome. We will introduce new leaders and volunteers, update the community on environmental protection initiatives, and pass out information on upcoming events and fundraisers. Brief movies may be screened. Afterwards get a chance to network. Visit www.MBgarden.org  or www.miami.surfrider.org for more information.


Friday, May 16

South Pointe Jetty Cleanup at 9:00 am.  Join ECOMB- The Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches to make a difference by helping to clean up the South Pointe Jetty at 1st and Ocean Drive.  Here's a chance to walk the talk by getting actively involved with this incredible environmental organization that continually strives to protect and preserves our local ecosystems.  Visit www.ECOMB.org for more information.


Saturday May 17

 Hands Across the Sand in Partnership with Urban Paradise Guild.  Join this peaceful gathering at 5th Street and Ocean Drive where hundreds will join hands in solidarity to say: NO to offshore drilling & dirty oil and YES to clean energy. Join with communities around the country AND the globe as part of Hands Across the Sand / Hands Across the Land to ask the President and local officials to reject the use of dirty fuels in ALL processes.  Supported also by the Miami Surfrider Foundation, this will surely be an event to remember.  For more information contact Mike Gibaldi vicechair@miami.surfrider.org and visit www.handsacrossthesand.com.

Sunset & Moonlight Kayak Adventure from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.   Relax as you journey along the shallow waters of Key Biscayne. Watch the sun slowly set while you paddle your way through the unspoiled expanse of Bear Cut Preserve. As you make your way back gaze at the rising moon as it lights your path through the tropical waters. This is truly a mind, body, and spirit adventure. This trip meets in the Crandon Park Marina at 4000 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne, FL 33149.  For more information contact EcoAdventures at 305-365-3018 or visit the events listings at www.Miamidade.Gov.

Free Saturday Seminar: Salt, Wind and Heat-Tolerant Plants from 10 a.m. to Noon

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is sponsoring this free seminar on salt, wind and heat-tolerant plants and will supply you with a written list and a visual guide to the plants that have perfected their ability to handle this trifecta of difficult growing conditions often found in SoFla. Find out which will work best for your home or office, and what they’ll need to thrive. Visit www.MBgarden.org for more information.

Indian Creek Shoreline Clean-up at 8:30 am.  Join ECOMB- The Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches to make a difference by helping to clean up the Indian Creek Shoreline.  Here's a chance to walk the talk by getting actively involved with this incredible environmental organization that continually strives to protect and preserves our local ecosystems.  Visit www.ECOMB.org for more information.


Sunday May 18

Exploring the Redlands: Hiking Tour, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Explore the beautiful hammock that used to house Orchid Jungle at 22301 SW 162nd Ave. The trail has been restored, and although the orchids have been removed the original greenhouse and other structures are still in place. We will then go to nearby Camp Owaissa Bauer to eat lunch and hike the pineland trail. Those brave enough can also crawl through the limestone caves! Please bring plenty to drink, sun protection, bug spray, lunch, and comfortable closed toe shoes. Cameras and binoculars are recommended. For more information contact Linda DiGennaro at 305-242-7688 or visit the events listings at www.Miamidade.Gov . $5/person

Sea Kayak & Snorkel Adventure. May 18 and May 25, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Kayak on the beautiful shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Join us as we discover the tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars, and coastal birds that share this fragile and unique environment. This trip is a great introduction to kayaking and snorkeling and we are certain it will be the highlight of your visit to Miami. This program meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center located at 6767 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne, FL 33149.  For more information contact EcoAdventures at 305-361-6767 or visit the events listings at www.Miamidade.Gov.    


Mondays, May 19/26th

Groovin’ Garden Yoga at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.  Get ready to water the garden with your sweat. This is a faster-paced class than our Wednesday afternoon classes, designed for 9-5ers who want to get out of the office chair and outside onto the mat. Revitalize your muscular and cardiovascular system after work and feel refreshed and ready for whatever the night will bring. Suggested donation of $10 for members, $15 non-members. All donations support the Garden. Visit www.MBgarden.org  for more information.


Thursday May 22

CLEO Foundation Discussion - Caroline Lewis, CLEO's founder & director, will be speaking at the City of Hollywood's Green Team Advisory Committee's semi-annual Environmental Education Series. The discussion – Adapting to Climate Change: How YOU, as a resident, business owner, student or elected official, can make a difference in today's world! – will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014. It will be in the City of Hollywood City Hall, Room 219 (2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 33020). Light refreshments will be provided. Visit www.cleoinstitute.org  for more information.


May 24

Eco-Action Days at Deering Estate from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. If you are looking for  an opportunity to help your community join the Deering Estate for volunteer work days! Make sure to register first and get ready to make a difference!  Located 16701 SW 72 Avenue Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 this is an excellent opportunity make a hands-on eco-friendly contribution. Call 305-235-1668 or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks  for more information.


May 27

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Located at 111 NW 1st Street, Floor 18 - Rm. 4 Miami, FL 33128, the public is invited to learn about issues facing the pedestrian travel and the cycling community. Contact David Henderson at 305-375-1735 or visit www.Miamidade.Gov  for more information.

To add your green events to our calendar please contact me at Billie@BeachWitch.Com.


 BeachWitch Encourages any and all assistance and information to add to this page!
help us Share the 'Green' Magic happening all around the world, because it is Human ingenuity and community involvement that will save us  from environmental Peril.


Here's just a few
tens of millions of tons
 of reasons why we would like your support!

 


Is It us?  or....
do these number seem to escalate without any signs
of slowing down at all?

 It is Possible To Have  a sustainable world if We work Together!

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