An illegal dump site on Tribe Road no. 6 in Warwick brought about a
rewarding partnership between Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) and KW Bermuda. Together with neighbourhood
residents and Wilmot’s trucking they transformed the area.
The one-day project, completed on May 11, was part of KW’s Global Red Day, which sees over 200,000 KW real estate agents around the world volunteering in their local communities. 2023 marked KW Bermuda’s fifth year of participating and they chose to partner with KBB. The
dump site was identified by KBB’s trucking partner, Paul Wilmot, who is a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Wilmot said “I grew up on Cedar Hill, which connects to a steep and winding path called Tribe Road No. 6. The
neighbourhood children and adults use the tribe road for exercise, access to Harbour Road and as a short-cut to
Spithead, the localswimming hole.
A few years ago, residentsstarted noticing an unwanted trend with abandoned bikes and discarded appliances piling up on a cliff at the bottom of the tribe road. The site is at the edge of Habour Road, which is difficult to access and was mostly hidden by invasive plants and trees that had grown over the area.”
He continued by stating “Part of the work KBB does is to identify and clean up illegal dump sites across the island.
I informed KBB about the situation on Tribe Road No. 6 and they invited KW Bermuda to get involved. The project
seemed like a good fit for all and several young men from the neighbourhood lent a hand with cleaning up.”
Albert Moura, KW Bermuda’s Operating Principle said “We have given back to a number of local charities over the
past five years of volunteering for KW’s Global Red Day, most of which have involved providing social services to
the community. This year, we wanted to turn our attention to the environment and contribute to keeping our
island home clean and beautiful. Our Director of Luxury, Buddy Fleming, and several other agents suggested that
we reach out to KBB.”
Buddy added “We were thrilled to partner with KBB and seeing the dump site before, compared to after, was a
total transformation. We watched the impact of our volunteer labour unfolding right before our eyes as the truck
began to fill up with bike frames, appliances, and dozens of bags of trash and recyclables. The final result was so
impressive that it caught the attention of KW Realty International. They featured the Tribe Road No. 6 project at
a recent international conference that was held at KW’s global headquarters in Austin, Texas and, to our surprise,
KW Bermuda was presented with a donation of $2,000 for KBB. There we were, little Bermuda, in the spotlight on
a globalstage and I had the honour ofspeaking about our project and the difference we made on that hotsummer
morning back in May. It was truly a humbling experience for KW Bermuda and KBB to be recognised on such a
monumentalscale for the efforts of a small group of real estate agents and volunteers who came together to help
clean up a neighbourhood.”
He continued with “I was so touched by this experience that I am personally matching the KBB donation received
from KW Realty International. Working with KBB has ignited a passion for the KW Bermuda team to do more in
support of KBB’s mission to reduce waste, eliminate litter and beautify the island. We will be participating in more
KBB initiatives on a regular basis, not just on Red Day.”
Buddy finished by saying “KBB, Wilmot’s Trucking and the young men from the neighbourhood were amazing to
work with on this project. Paired with the KW Bermuda volunteers, we literally created an assembly line for getting
the heavy debris off the side of the cliff and onto the truck. Paul’s team started early in the morning with chain
saws and hedge clippers, so by the time we arrived, the invasive species had been cut down and the truck had
clear access to back right up to the cliff. Together, we demonstrated a great model for teamwork.”
Traci Burgess, KBB’s Executive Director,said “Thank you to Buddy and the KW team, both in Bermuda and globally, for their tremendous support. We’ve made a lot of good friends and done some really good work through this
partnership. We look forward to expanding KBB’s impact on the environment through future collaborations with KW Bermuda.
Like Buddy and the team at KW, everyone can get involved and make a difference. It starts with the power of one – one person, one action, one step at a time.”
KBB’s next major event is the annual Island-Wide Coastal Clean-Up, which is being held from September 28 –
October 8. Go to www.kbb.bm to watch the KW Bermuda 2023 Red Day project video and learn more.
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