ABOUT US

Keep Islip Clean was founded in 1989 as a certified affiliate of the national organization, Keep America Beautiful. Our mission is to enhance every hamlet within the Town of Islip through litter cleanup, beautification, recycling and education. We accomplish this with the good, selfless work of Volunteers, who take action to improve the beauty of our shared communities and health of the environment.

KIC has programs and activities for every Volunteer: Adopt-A-Highway/Adopt-A-Spot, Great American Cleanup, International Coastal Cleanup, Project Bloom, Community Garden Vegetable Plots, a Commissioners Board,Junior Commissioner Program, an educator's "Waste in Place" Curriculum designed for grade school students, recycling drives, seasonal community cleanups, beautification initiatives, recycling drives, educational presentations...and more!

KIC is supported by Commissioners, who are Volunteers from each of Islip's hamlets. They represent their hometown to KIC, exchange ideas on how to best accomplish KIC's objectives and bring solutions back to their communities. Every Commissioner and the thousands of people who work on KIC initiatives every year are Volunteers. The only salaried person is the Executive Director. 

KIC holds public meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Our Events Page includes more information, along with a listing of current events.

None of our objectives could be met without our dedicated Volunteers, who are the foundation of KIC. We all work together to create clean, green communities!

 

Meet KIC:

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Executive Director - Nancy Cochran
Chairman and Islip Commissioner - Tiffany DiBenedetto
First Vice Chairman and Gardening Commissioner - Kathryn VanDyke
Second Vice Chairman - Gene Murphy
Treasurer and Central Islip Commissioner - Susan Pellegrino
Secretary - Robert VanDyke
Chairman Emeritus and Islip Commissioner - Kay Erwood

COMMISSIONERS
Nancy Donohue, Immediate Past Chairman, West Islip
James Dowling, Hauppauge
Cathy Penna, Oakdale
Matthew Teich, East Islip
Paul Wernersbach, Bay Shore

Past Chairmen
Bill Johnston
Pamela Raymond

Join Us: Click here to become involved with KIC!

Did you know there are 18 Hamlets in Islip Township?
Bayport, Bay Shore, Bohemia, Brentwood, Village of Brightwaters, Central Islip, East Islip, Great River, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Islip, Islip Terrace, Village of Islandia, Oakdale, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, West Islip, West Sayville.
(Click here for Town of Islip Map)

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