Kent Island Beach Cleanups

Check out this great group on the shore working to make a difference! BIG event on Sept 16th

 

“KIBCU’s 6th year participating in this cleanup and we are expanding! We are trying to clean as many beaches, parks, public landings and piers in Queen Anne’s County! Join one of the 10 locations listed below by showing up at 8 am with your reuseable water bottle and signed participation waiver.

Cleanup Volunteers: people willing to show up at one of the many sites to clean, record debris picked up and turn in data card to Site Captain. Don’t worry, we will do the tallying of all of the data cards.

We still provide ALL of the supplies, water and snacks!

When and Where: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 (ALL OVER QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY) – 8:00 am until 12:00 pm

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 – Paula Tanabe

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: Christina Mohs

3.) Old Love Point Park: 300 Old Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666; Site Captain: Jennifer Burchill

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: Delaney O’Brien

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: Jon Weed and Morgan Feegle

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: Joe Estrada and Tracy/Jack Wilson

7.) Bennett Point Public Landing and Pier: 200 Wye Ferry Road, Queenstown, MD 21658; Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Rt 18 to Bennett’s Point Road, to Wye Ferry Road; Site Captain: James Parker

8.) 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: Shannon and Sarah Miller

9.) Public Fishing area in between Bridges and the Jetty Restaurants: Directions: No address. Park at the Jetty Restaurant and walk it between both the Jetty and Bridge’s Restaurants where you will see the fishing pier. Site Captains: Lorraine Snebold

10.) Metapeake Beach and Fishing Pier: 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.
Site Captain: Kathleen Simpson and Doris Key

We REALLY want to double our efforts from last year, and we would love for all of you to volunteer with us in some way to get there! Please contact us today to let us know if you are interested in assisting – either soliciting via your personal Facebook pages, email blasts or volunteering as a site captain or regular volunteer at one of our many locations!

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! We just need dedicated and patient volunteers for 3 hours this day.

**Please plan to arrive at one of the cleanup sites between 8-8:15 am to sign in**

Please call or text if you have any questions.
Kristin Weed- (410) 458-1240 cell

What to bring: we provide our volunteers with disposable gloves and trash bags, but we encourage you to bring your own supplies if you wish. We have a limited supply of buckets, trash pickers and small, light-weight rakes that you can sign out to use and then return before you leave. If you have other supplies you may think will help, such as garden clippers, trash pickers, etc…please bring them. It never hurts to bring your friends, family and other like-minded volunteers as well!

What to wear: sunscreen, bug spray, clothing that you do not mind getting a little dirty and boots or old sneakers.

**PS: if you or your children need volunteer/community service hours, we will sign your forms if you come to one of our events!!

For more information on this specific cleanup, please contact Kristin Weed by email at [email protected]anups.com or send a private message via our Facebook page.

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/

We hope to see you there!!”

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