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Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 + Google Map
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Beach Cleanup meeting at 200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 in the Sunny State of Florida.

Volunteer Release Form

A release form is needed for each volunteer on your team. Please make copies of this form as needed for each one of your team members. Please take completed forms with you to your project site the day of the event to make sure everyone signed. Thanks!!

Participants under the age of 18 require parent or guardian signatures
This Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) is entered into by (“I” or “me” or “Releasor”) in favor of Ocean Blue Project Inc., an Oregon non-profit corporation, and its members, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents (the “Organization,” or “Releasees”).

Activities. I wish to volunteer to participate in activities related to the Organization’s Beach Cleanup and River Cleanup Events (the “Activities”). I understand that these Activities include, but are not limited to, collecting trash and refuse in or around rivers and beaches; traversing riverbanks, beaches, waterways, estuaries, and other difficult terrain; handle potentially sharp, heavy, or otherwise dangerous materials; and/or travel coordinated by the Organization via bus, van, or other motor vehicle to locations.

Voluntary Participation. I desire to volunteer with the Organization to participate in the Activities. As a volunteer, I understand and agree that I am not an employee, and am therefore not entitled to any compensation, remuneration, or other benefits for my participation in the Activities.

Alcohol Consumption Prohibited. The Organization does not permit alcohol consumption while participating in the Activities, or during any event located on the property of any State, municipality, county, or other kind of political subdivision. I attest that I have not consumed alcohol prior to participating in this event.

Assumption of Risk. I understand and appreciate the fact that the Activities may be inherently dangerous and could expose me to foreseen and unforeseen risks. I acknowledge that, after being made fully aware of those risks, I voluntarily choose to participate in the Activities. I hereby expressly and specifically assume those risks, including any risk of harm, injury, or loss that may result due to my participation in the Activities.

Release and Waiver. I hereby forever release, indemnify, hold harmless, and discharge Releasees from any and all liability, claims, or damages, at law or equity, arising from and in connection with any injury resulting from my participation in the Activities. I will not make, bring, or cause to bring any action against Releasees for injury in connection with or caused by my Participation in the Activities. I fully and forever release and discharge Releasees from liability under such claims.

I UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE DISCHARGES RELEASEES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIM RELATED TO ANY BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DEATH, PROPERTY, DAMAGE, PROPERTY LOSS, OR OTHER KIND OF INJURY ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES, WHETHER CAUSED BY RELEASEES’ NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

Medical Treatment. In the event of any injury or bodily harm arising from my participation in the Activities, I consent and give permission to the Organization to obtain medical treatment on my behalf. I understand and agree that I am solely responsible for any and all costs related to such treatment, transportation, and/or evacuation incurred as a result of the Organization obtaining such medical treatment. I hereby release, forever discharge, and hold harmless the Organization from any claim whatsoever arising from the costs incurred by any such medical treatment or services.

Insurance. I understand that the Organization does not assume responsibility for, or any obligation to, provide financial assistance for medical, health, disability, workers compensation, or any other form of insurance, bond, or other form of financial assistance for any injury, illness, death, damage, or loss. I hereby disclaim any right to receive financial assistance or other form of benefit from any policy of which the Organization is a beneficiary.

Photographic and Videographic Release. I understand and acknowledge that, in the course of my participation in the Activities, I may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded by the Organization. I hereby grant and convey to the Organization all rights, title, and interest I may have in any such photographs, videos, and recordings, including any right to royalties, proceeds, or other benefits. I hereby consent to allow the Organization to use my name, image, likeness, and voice in any medium or format, for any publicity without further compensation or permission.

Consideration. I understand and acknowledge that the covenants, waivers, assumptions, duties, and obligations contained in this Release are exchanged for my right to participate in the Activities as a volunteer. I agree to the terms in this Release freely, voluntarily, without duress, and in exchange for good and valuable consideration.

Additional Terms.

Entire Agreement. I understand and agree that the foregoing constitutes the entire agreement between the Organization and I pertaining to the Employee’s general release of claims, and that there are no other agreements, oral or written, express or implied, relating to this Release.

Severability. If any term or provision of this Release is found invalid, void, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or other appropriate authority for any reason, the remainder of the terms and provisions of this General Release shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated.

Successors and Assigns. This Release binding and shall inure to the benefit of the Organization, Me, and our respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns.

Governing Law; Venue. This Agreement, for all purposes, shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Oregon without regard to conflicts-of-law principles. Any action or proceeding by either of the Parties to enforce this Agreement shall be brought only in any state or federal court located in the state of Benton County, Oregon.

BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I KNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE RELEASEES.
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Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Event Categories:
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Venue

200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
200 NE 21st Ave
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
+ Google Map

What to Pick Up

How to stop ocean pollution - Beach cleanup near me

1

Litters & Debris

Even Small Bits, Animals can mistake them for food

2

Recyclables

like glass, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic drinking bottles

3

Trash

plastics, metals, glass, styrofoam, foil wrappers, cloth, cardboard, paper, leftover food or food waste

4

Microplastics

A. By technical definition, microplastics are about the size of sesame seeds.
B. They often come from larger plastics that break down into smaller and smaller
pieces.
C. Common sources of microplastics are plastic containers and bottles, bottle caps & lids, packaging, ropes, &
ghost nets.
D. Microplastics are found along the beach on the high tide mark, since floating debris is often left behind by the high tides. 
5

Leave No Trace

Gloves, cleaning supplies, and anything
you brought with you; leave nothing behind but your footprints!

Cleanup Best Practices

  • Split recyclables and trash into separate bags
  • Tie trash bags and dispose in dumpsters (beware overflowing bins: they can cause items to fly away and end up back in the water)
  • Don’t pick up weapons or anything that looks like it came from a hospital. Mark questionable items and inform your organizer or the lifeguard. 
  • If it occurs naturally in nature — like kelp, shells, driftwood — leave it be (try not disrupt animals and plants in the area)
  • Know your cleanup zone boundaries and meeting times 
  • Take note of the nearest lifeguard station and know what to do in case of an emergency
Create-a-Cleanup

Volunteer With a Friend!

The pollution in our communities is a reflection of what’s hurting the ocean.

Whether you’re close to the water or not, you can fight ocean pollution with local changes. Make a difference by joining a community cleanup!

Most importantly, creating local community cleanups is a great way to teach youth the importance of healthy communities and clean water projects. Lastly, the more ocean plastic we can remove depends on Ocean Cleanup volunteers like you! Thank you for supporting Ocean Blue Project the save the ocean organization nonprofit.

Trying to convince a friend to join you in a cleanup? Here are a few reasons why we should all care about the health of our waters:

  • The ocean provides over 70% of the oxygen we breathe
  • Rivers and oceans are important sources of food
  • Seaweed is an ingredient in many consumer products and captures carbon from our atmosphere
  • Scientists use marine organisms for lifesaving medicines 

If we keep our waters healthy, we can keep our livelihoods and economies thriving, protect wildlife, enjoy water recreation, and build a brighter future for generations to come.

Why Pick Up Plastics and Microplastics?

Look Out for Wildlife

As you explore the cleanup zone, enjoy the nature around you, but try not to disrupt the animals and plants. They're enjoying a beach day too! If you find an injured animal, contact your nearest wildlife agency.

Microplastics occur when the sun breaks down plastic debris into smaller and smaller fragments that never fully biodegrade. Animals often mistake plastics and microplastics for food and can get entangled, injured, gravely sick, or wash ashore. When animals that ingest — but can’t digest — these microplastics are eaten, the plastic moves up the food chain, potentially into our food.

Thank you for keeping our ocean blue.

"Beach cleanups are vital to protecting marine ecosystems because they remove plastic debris before it has the chance to break into smaller fragments that washout to sea and harm wildlife. By joining a cleanup, you’re contributing to the sustainability of our planet."

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