2019 International Coastal Cleanup
Time & Location
About the Event
Kent Island Beach Cleanups 8th year participating in this cleanup! Join one of the 9 locations listed below by showing up at 8 am with your reusable water bottle. The Ocean Conservancy partners with organizations and individuals around the globe to clean up the world’s beaches and waterways. Over nearly three decades, the annual International Coastal Cleanup has mobilized millions of people in the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways.
This is different than the other cleanups that Kent Island Beach Cleanups organize in that we are not just picking up trash along the shorelines, bike paths, and marshes. Not only do we clean the waterways, but we count each piece of trash we pick up so that we can log these items and send them to the Ocean Conservancy. In the last 5 years, KIBCU has contributed to the International Coastal Cleanups grand total of debris collected! For this special event, we need volunteers who are willing to record the items they pick up on a data sheet that Kent Island Beach Cleanups will provide to you that day. Don't worry, we will do the tallying of all of the data cards!
WHEN DETAILS: 8:00 am until noon at one of the 9 locations listed below across Queen Anne's County, Maryland
AGE AND PARTICIPATION WAIVER: All ages welcome! But if you are under 18 years of age and plan on attending alone or with friends, you will NEED to have your parent or guardian sign our "participation waiver" prior to your arrival. You can complete an electronic participation waiver here on our website or fill one out at the event *All volunteers must sign a participation waiver for each cleanup.*
SUPERVISION OF MINORS: We require children that are 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent, other adult or a sibling over 16. All children under 18 years of age and under must check in and those 12 years of age and under must check in with the parent, adult or sibling when they arrive. Those parents, adults or siblings attending the event with the volunteer 12 years of age and under, must agree to stay with the child at all times. Kent Island Beach Cleanups and its Board of Directors and/or any Representative of Kent Island Beach Cleanups is not responsible for the child.
SUPPLIES: We will provide all of our volunteers with cleanup supplies (gloves, buckets, trash bags, few pickers, etc) and a light snack. We will NO LONGER offer bottled water as this goes against our beliefs of consuming and using less single-use plastic. Please bring a reusable water bottle and we will have water available for you to refill your bottle.
We offer Student Volunteer Service Hours/Letters and Letters of Recommendation for regular student volunteers!
**These dates are subject to change and/or cancellation in the event of inclement weather or other adverse events. We will make sure we provide ample time prior to the cleanup to notify you if there is a cancellation or change to the time/date.**
1.) Romancoke Public Landing and Pier: 9700 Romancoke Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666; Directions: Rt. 50/301 to South Rt. 8 (Romancoke Rd), Romancoke Pier is at the end of the road; Site Captain - TBD
2.) Kent Narrows Public Landing and Pier: Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619; Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Rt 18 to Piney Narrows Road; Site Captain: TBD
3.) Old Love Point Park: 300 Old Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666; Site Captain: TBD
4.) Ferry Point Park: 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619; Directions: Arrive at the Chesapeake Heritage and Vistors Center. Park in their parking lot, and take the boardwalk down to the beach. Site Captains: TBD
5.) Terrapin Beach Park: 191 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666; Directions: Take Exit for Rt. 8 North (Stevensville) from Rt. 50. Make your first left onto Skipjack Parkway. Turn left onto Log Canoe Circle. Entrance to Terrapin Beach Park will be on your left; Site Captain: TBD
6.) Centreville Public Landing and Pier: 201 Front Street, Centreville, MD 21617; Directions: Rt. 301 to Rt 213 to Broadway, to Chesterfield Avenue, to Watson Road; Site Captains: TBD
7.) Hemingway's Restaurant Beach: 357 Pier One Road, Stevensville Md. 21666; Directions: Take exit 37 to Rt.8 make a right at the stoplight onto Pier one Rd. (directly before the county airport). Follow Pier One Road straight all the way to the water’s edge. Site Captain: TBD
8.) Matapeake Beach: Directions: From US Route 50, Exit 37 Romancoke/Stevensville Make a right onto Romancoke Road (Route 8 S). Proceed approximately 2.3 miles and turn right on Sonny Shultz Blvd. Proceed approximately 0.2 mile to the Matapeake Beach and Clubhouse parking lot.
9.) Matapeake Fishing Pier: 1112 Romancoke Road , Stevensville
Stevensville - Directions: Rt. 50/301 to South Rt. 8, turn right to Marine Academy Drive, turn left into parking area. Site Captain: TBD
Please call or text if you have any questions to Kristin Weed- (410) 458-1240 cell
To learn more about the The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup 2013, its initiatives, and 2012 cleanup findings, please follow this link: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/