2016 Good, Better, Best Awards
KIBCU Founder Kristin Weed and Board Member, Tracy Wilson celebrate at the Update's Good, Better, Best Awards at the Jetty. KIBCU won "Volunteers with the Biggest Hearts" and "An Organization that makes our Community a Better Place." We thank you all for the votes!
Our NEW Trailer at Terrapin Beach!
On Saturday, July 16th, KIBCU partnered with local artist Bryan Turner and a few local kids, to paint the trash trailer at Terrapin Beach Park. "Our main messaging focuses on the overuse of plastics and what it is doing to our environment." said Kristin Weed, President and Founder of KIBCU. "We want to share with the community that we waste tons and tons of plastic in various forms each year! We must work to REDUCE instead of being reactive and REUSING or RECYCLING."
Bryan Turner, local artist
Local KI artist, Bryan Turner, talking to QACTV today about our "Paint the Trailer" and our new collaboration. He is a blessing as he brings with him so much talent, having worked for Warner Bros., STARZ, Lego, Marvel Comics and more! He's really made one of my many KIBCU dreams come true! Thanks, Bryan and family
Kristin Weed and Volunteers
President, Kristin Weed, hands out awards to the volunteers who helped paint the trash trailer.
KI Beach Cleanups kicks off season
STEVENSVILLE — Kent Island Beach Cleanups kicks off for the season this Saturday at Terrapin Beach.The effort is expanding to include new sites this year — the beach by Hemingway’s and a roadside cleanup, said founder Kristin Weed.
“There’s so much trash to be picked up,” she said, and more hands are always needed.
Jon and Kristin Weed, Fall 2015
Founders, Kristin and Jon Weed, awarded "A Favorite Community Activity, Favorite Volunteers and Organization Making Our Community a Better Place" at The Shore Update's Good, Better, Best Awards at The Jetty, Fall 2015.
Our LARGEST cleanup effort...EVER!
On Sept. 19, the largest group took part in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup with Kent Island Beach Cleanups. KIBCU President Kristin Weed, left, and part of the volunteer crew work to clean up Kent Narrows. Some 3,650 pounds of trash was collected a seven different locations.
Our ICC Volunteers
Volunteers spanned a broad spectrum: students from Kent Island High School and Archbishop Spaulding High School (in Severn), the seventh-grade teachers from Stevensville Middle School and students of various ages, Boy Scout Troop 495, the staff of Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, the Chesapeake College Men’s Basketball team and coaching staff, various KI Girl Scout Troops, family groups and individuals.
Top 10 Items Found
The largest group of volunteers ever turned out to help Kent Island Beach Cleanups during the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 19, collecting 3,650 pounds of trash. In all, 136 people (81 adults and 55 youth) helped pick up 13,271 pieces trash and improve the local watershed, said Kristin Weed, president and founder of KIBCU.Cigarette butts represented 28 percent of KIBCU’s basic trash total, with 2,466 butts picked up.