Nearly 100 Volunteers Remove 472 Pounds of Trash from the Mangroves and Shoreline at Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove
COCONUT GROVE, FL (August 21 , 2017) – Arbor -- a new, eco-living inspired boutique condominium rising from the heart of Coconut Grove -- partnered with Debris Free Oceans to host a shoreline cleanup at Kennedy Park on Saturday, August 19. The special event put an added emphasis on the use of plastics, the protection of mangroves, and removing trash in and around the roots and branches of these vital coastal trees
Nearly 100 community volunteers, including City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, and student athletes from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and Miami Country Day School, turned out for the special community event, removing 472 pounds of trash from the mangroves and shoreline at Kennedy Park. Revered Coconut Grove merchant and Kennedy Park landmark, A.C.’s Icees, also got in on the action to help clean-up the mangroves, offering complimentary ices to volunteers during Saturday’s event.
Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based organization which works to inspire local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, oceans, and shorelines. Co-founded by Caiti Pomerance and Jeremy Waks, principal of Oak Ventures and co-developer of Arbor, the 501(c)(3) non-profit produces educational programs for teachers and children from elementary to college levels, hosts beach cleanup events, and sponsors events aimed at building awareness about the careless use of plastic products and their negative effects on water and marine life.
“The preservation of the environment is a passion of mine,” said Waks. “We’re so fortunate in South Florida to live next to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, but we need to be mindful of the well-being of our waters and the care of this fragile ecosystem. In addition to designing and building sustainably, I’m equally as committed to the protection of our natural surroundings…most especially from an overabundance of plastic waste.”
“We are excited to partner with Debris Free Oceans for this special community event,” said Nick Hamann, a Coconut Grove resident, Principal with Urban Atlantic Group and lead developer of Arbor. “Jeremy and I share a tremendous appreciation for Coconut Grove and its unique offerings, including its beautiful parks and shorelines. The decision to partner on this event, which will benefit our community and the environment, was easy because it aligns with our core values.”
Hamann and Waks are jointly developing Arbor on Oak Avenue in Coconut Grove, a leafy, 52-residence boutique condominium inspired by eco-living and the tree-shaded setting of its historic, surrounding neighborhood, and carefully designed with a strong emphasis on livability and sense of place.
Geared toward end-users, particularly those with active lifestyles looking to live within walking distance of area restaurants, recreational facilities and top-rated schools, Arbor will offer expansive, family-friendly spaces designed to bring the outdoors in. Keeping in-step with its neighborhood-like ambiance and a focus on eco-living, the building will additionally feature a bicycle share program with an accompanying concierge, an outdoor cinema, a Yoga and Pilates deck, a “backyard” with social spaces and a lush courtyard, a rooftop terrace, electric car charging stations, lap and splash pools, and a pet walk, among other unique amenities. Residences start at $799,000.
The sales gallery, which opened in March, is located at 3034 Oak Avenue, Coconut Grove, Fla. 33133. For additional information about Arbor, visit http://grovearbor.com/residences.
Jointly developed by Urban Atlantic Group and Oak Ventures, Arbor is Coconut Grove's newest luxury offering…a leafy, 52-residence boutique condominium, inspired by eco-living and the tree-shaded setting of its historic, surrounding neighborhood. Expansive, family-friendly spaces, designed to bring the outdoors in, are marked by high ceilings, private gardens, chef-style kitchens and full-length windows. Offerings range from two-story lofts to townhomes and penthouses. Unique, innovative amenities -- designed to complement a well-balanced lifestyle and maximize indoor-outdoor living -- include a bicycle share program and concierge, pet walk, Yoga and Pilates deck and outdoor cinema. With ample green space and landscaping throughout the property, electric car charging stations and bike share program provide a green alternative to transportation. The project is scheduled to break ground this fall, with completion slated for fall of 2018.