Baynanza is a bonanza for the Miami waterfront (includes video story)

The annual 42nd Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day took place at over 30 locations across Miami-Dade County on Saturday.

This year the VIP location for the event was staged at the historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Sponsors pitched tents and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was in attendance.

“They’re learning about the fact that people are littering, that it’s polluting our waterways and our beaches and our environment,” Levine Cava said when asked about the importance of Baynanza. “They are learning about how important it is for everyone to do their part.”

Baynanza is celebrated throughout March and April, with a focus on getting the public involved in environmental stewardship.

You can find out more information about Baynanza by visiting the county website.

Dennisse Diaz is a senior majoring in Digital Broadcasting Media and minoring in entrepreneurship. She is originally from Venezuela. Since her arrival to the United States in 2017, she has never stopped pursuing her dreams of becoming a news anchor, correspondent, or investigative reporter. She is passionate about traveling, photography, culture, responsible knowledge, marketing, and content creation.

Julian Davis is a student at Florida International University, pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. Julian is Jamaican-American and is passionate about photography and the environment, always looking for a way to inspire others about the same. He currently works as a photographer for the school newspaper, PantherNOW. After graduation, Julian aspires to do investigative journalism focusing on environmental corruption.