Venice Inlet South Jetty Underwater Debris Clean-up Sunday, October 4, 2020

We are still looking for lots of volunteers – Venice Inlet South Jetty Underwater Debris Clean-up Sunday, October 4, 2020Divers enter the water at 8:30 a.m. (slack tide) and exit between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.Please bring a face mask, we will be asking everyone to wear face masks while above the water given the sometimes close working conditions with divers.We will be practicing COVID-19 social distancing during this eventIf you want to participate, please reply back to [email protected] and please include whether you are a diver, kayaker, snorkeler or topside helper. If you are on the list, no need to reply unless you are no longer able to volunteer.Last SunCoast Reef Rovers underwater debris clean-up for 2020 (weather dependent 😊), hope everyone can attend.To sign up, please reply back to [email protected] and please include whether you are a diver, kayaker, snorkeler, etc.Venice Sea Tow, hope your work schedule allows you to attend, we appreciate your assistance.The Venice Police Department is aware of the event and will be on site to assist with the clean-up. Thanks, we could not do these events without your assistance.Venice South Inlet Jetty underwater debris clean-up event is scheduled for Sunday morning, October 4, 2020. (see map below, blue arrow)Divers enter the water at 8:30 a.m. (slack tide) and exit between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.All divers entering the water are welcome to attend and partake as long as they are a certified Scuba diver and comfortable diving in low visibility water with debris and sharp objects in the area. All volunteers under 18 years of age:need to have and provide on the day of the event a signed/written parental consent prior to the event, volunteers under 18 years of age need to provide the name of the on-site individual 18 years or older who will be responsible for them.certified divers under 18 years of age also need to provide in advance of the event, the name of their designated participating dive buddy (must be a certified diver who is over 18 years of age).Mandatory safety briefing at 8:15 a.m., we will cover diver in/out protocol, designated clean-up area and COVID-19 details (location of hand sanitizer station, face masks, rubber gloves, etc.).Please bring a face mask, we will be asking everyone to wear face masks while above the water given the sometimes close working conditions with divers.We will be practicing COVID-19 social distancing during this eventWe will be taking a group photo with everyone 6 feet apart – similar to what we did on the North Jetty photoThe dive club will have paper face masks, rubber gloves and hand sanitizer available for this event.After the dive, donuts, fruit, water and OJ will be provided for those that assist with the clean-up. No dive gear, weights, air tanks, kayaks, snorkel gear, work gloves, etc. will be provided for the divers, kayakers, snorkelers or topside helpers. Everyone needs to bring their own gear. Divers – dive club now provides underwater trash bags (lobster bags with mess bottoms)1) remember to add just a little extra weight to help keep you down2) remember to bring something to cut fishing line and possible crab trap lines3) remember to bring gloves to protect your hands and protective clothing (wetsuit) to protect the rest of your body from sharp objects in and around the Pier4) if you have any lift bags, it would be a good idea to bring them5) all divers that are not officially logged in the dive club diver log book, please bring a copy of your dive certification card so we can attached it to the SCRR Dive Club waiver form. Topside helpers, snorkelers and kayakers:remember to bring protective gloves (lots of hooks, etc.)remember to wear clothes you do not mind getting dirtykayakers, please remember to bring any items you need and be prepared, you kayak may get dirty from the underwater debrissnorkelers, please remember to bring anything you might needIf you have any questions, please contact Ken Lackmann at [email protected]