257 Tamiami Trail North
Venice, FL 34285
Working with the City of Venice & Sarasota County
The Team works at over 30 sites. Our 50-strong male and female volunteers are out every Thursday–year-round–trimming trails, restoring natural areas and gardens, weeding, removing invasives, mulching, and assisting in hurricane cleanup. The Team also prepares the Arboretum for its Christmas holiday celebration.
The history of Team KVB (Keep Venice Beautiful) goes back 2003 when it was founded as the Pepper Patrol to remove the invasive Brazilian Pepper from the newly built Venetian Waterway Park Trail.
Team KVB has received numerous awards from Sarasota County, the City of Venice, and the Venice Sertoma Club for its maintenance and restoration efforts. It was instrumental in helping Venice achieve first place in a national contest conducted by America in Bloom.
Annually, Team KVB provides over 2400 volunteer hours. Next time you are out on a trail, park, or beach and you see their yellow shirts, give them a shout out!
Winning Award, Venice Sertoma Club: Service to Mankind
- Garden and Park Restoration
- Removal of invasive Brazilian Pepper
- Trail Maintenance
- Trail Berm Restoration
- Tree Trimming
- Trail Blazing
- Planting Sea Grapes
- End of Summer Celebration 2021