Kirb-ing Local litter
Keep Indian River Beautiful's 4R's program is helping to clean up the county. "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." --Native American Proverb
KIRB runs the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Shore programs for Indian River County. Supplies such as orange vests, bags and gloves needed for these cleanups are provided by the non-profit – all the volunteers need to bring is water in case they get thirsty.
Vivian Mosshart has never seen an empty tissue box she couldn’t transform into something useful. Some paper circles here, a couple of buttons there, a few dabs of glue plus magic marker squiggles and her inner artist has created a one-of-a-kind container perfect for holding crayons, coupons or cotton balls. As a long-time volunteer with Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB), Vivian has plenty of empty tissue boxes to choose from at the Reuse/Recycle Center next to the non-profit organization’s headquarters in Sebastian.
“I found out about the Center years ago when I was working with a vacation Bible school and after-school programs that needed art supplies. Back then it was in Vero Beach and much smaller. I quickly became their best customer, so one day someone said, ‘Why don’t you come and volunteer?’” Vivian laughs at how she started helping out, sorting through items others no longer needed or wanted and arranging them on shelves by category.
Read the entire article in the April 2010 issue