INVICTUS PADDLING CLUB
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Invictus is incredibly honored and proud to be partnered with such a great organization. Since 1989, KTBB has provided the bay-area residents of all ages with opportunities for meaningful service. Tampa Bay Beautification (founded in 1989) and Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful (founded in 1992) merged in 2012 to form Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Building on the success of these two non-profits, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful continues to have a huge impact in our community. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community.
To get more info on how you can get involved with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, please visit their website:
Annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
Every Year KTBB hosts the annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Clean-Up. The Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup is not your typical litter removal event. As part of this effort, volunteers collect data to identify the number and type of littered items, the overall tonnage removed from each site and the amount of recyclable materials diverted. This information is used to determine future needs, projects in the area and to create an awareness of these needs within the community. As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, data is shared with the Ocean Conservancy, Keep America Beautiful, as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective. Last year we removed well over 60,500 pounds of litter and debris from over 75 locations throughout Hillsborough County. We had over 4,000 volunteers participate in the cleanup along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways.
2014 KTBB Environmental Service Projects Award
In 2014, the team was awarded for outstanding service in enivromental projects. The team assisted in the Hillsborough River & Coastal Clean-Up, Shoreline Clean-Up of the KTBB Home Office along the Hillsborough River, and adopted a 1 Mile Stretch of the Hillsborough River.
KTBB Ambassador Program
Not only does Invictus help with several clean-ups per year, we are also members of the KTBB Ambassador Program. Ambassadors spread the word about the programs of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful emphasizing the importance of preserving our environment and how to get involved to make a difference. Through quarterly training sessions, our carefully selected Ambassadors become model spokespeople for our organization. For more information, please visit: http://www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org/AmbassadorProgram.shtml
KTBB Shoreline Adoption Program
The team has adopted a 1 mile stretch of the Hillsborough River directly in front of Rick's on the River, as well has now adopted Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in beautiful Downtown Tampa for our community service efforts. Feel free to come our and join in any of area bay area cleanups. For more information, go the Contact Us page.