Kent Island Beach Cleanups (KIBCU) is an organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the beauty of the beaches, parks, and estuaries of Kent Island, MD through regular cleanups, education, awareness, social and communal responsibility and advocacy. KIBCU is a true, grassroots, nonprofit environmental organization based in Stevensville, Maryland. We are a 501 (c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible. Here at KIBCU, our Board Members do not receive a salary so 100% of your donation goes directly back into our mission and cause.

 

Kent Island and Queen Anne’s County is a special place to live and visit. We want to ensure that everyone can enjoy the beauty that this little island gives us for many years to come. We cannot do this if our beloved Chesapeake Bay and other waterways continues to become polluted with garbage like single-use plastics, Styrofoam, cigarettes, and more. All these debris are the deadliest to our ecosystem as they contain harmful chemicals that endanger the animals that call the ocean home, and they never truly go away.  These items will be here on this Earth longer than all of us. But it does not have to be that way! Individuals like you who offer financial support help us continue in our mission to serve our community and make it possible for our grassroots group to assist where we work hard to make our beaches and parks a great place to visit for all.

What your Donation Provides

  • Cleanup Supplies: trash pickers, reusable gloves, buckets, hand sanitizer, clipboards, pencils/pens, water, and reusable water containers

  • Educational Materials: pop-up banners, brochures, and posters

  • Marketing Supplies: brochures and website costs 

 

Our Progress

  • Held over 100 cleanups since 2013

  • Participated several community events

  • Started a High School Leaders in Training (LIT) Internship Program

  • QAC Chamber of Commerce, 2018 Environmental Awareness Award

  • Maryland Environmental Trust "Cleanup to Green Up" Grant, $2,500

  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Engagement Mini Grant, $3,400

  • Shore Update's Good, Better, Best Awards for "Organization that Makes Our Community a Better Place,” Volunteer with the Biggest Heart,” “Favorite Community Activity,” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Annual participant in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup

Kent Island Beach Cleanups - KIBCU is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
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Kent Island Beach Cleanups (KIBCU)

PO Box 10 Chester, MD 21619