The 2020 Fall Waterways Cleanup & Education Campaign is underway.
Let’s work together – at a safe distance – to remove tons of debris from our streets and waterways.
All cleanups will follow NYS & KRB health and safety guidelines.
Clean Streets = Clean Streams
Did you know that Rockland’s storm drains lead directly to a local waterway?
Want to raise awareness about polluted storm water runoff by marking storm drains with a “No Dumping Drains to Stream” decal? Contact us for more info.
A Free T-Shirt to all volunteers
We are pleased to provide all our fall cleanup volunteers with Keep Rockland Beautiful’s 2020 Great American Cleanup t-shirt featuring Janet Pirozzi-Riolo’s timely and beautiful design.
Thank you to all the Sponsors and Partners of the 2020 GAC!
Leave No Trace – Pick Up a Piece or Two
Out for a walk or hike with family or friends? Take a small bag with you, pick up a piece of trash or two, then take it back home with you. Let’s all pitch in and Leave No Trace.
When out and about, be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask. Let’s all bend the curve (and make COVID a thing of the past). We’re in this together.
Please remember to always dispose of your gloves, masks, and wipes responsibly.
Latest Cleanup News
Thank you to M&T Charitable Foundation for its $5,000 contribution in support of Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Environmental Education Programs for Youth and the 2020 Fall Waterways Cleanup Campaign! M&T Charitable Foundation has generously supported KRB’s Annual Awards Gala and our Environmental Education Programs for Youth for several years. We are… Read more
We are proud to reveal Keep Rockland Beautiful’s 2020 Great American Cleanup t-shirt featuring Janet Pirozzi-Riolo’s timely and beautiful design. Read more
See how all these volunteers, partners and community-minded companies all across Rockland made 2019 one of the best years ever for the Great American Cleanup! Download the 2019 GAC Highlights Report Read more
The #GreatAmericanCleanup is starting to draw to a close for this spring. Volunteers have made a HUGE impact as everyone can see and feel. If you are one of these awesome volunteers and still have grabbers and other cleanup supplies to return, give us a shout: Cleanups@keeprocklandbeautiful.org. Let’s set a time to… Read more
Thank you to all of the donors, members, sponsors, and volunteers who attended the 2018 Annual Awards Gala and support our work throughout the year! None of this would be possible without their unwavering support and dedication to Keep Rockland Beautiful!
Halloween is here! Whether you’re tricking or treating, be sure to stay safe and keep these tips in mind for a Waste Free Halloween! Read more
SUEZ, St. Thomas Aquinas College, & Keep Rockland Beautiful Team Up for Day of Learning & Stewardship. The week-long program, which houses roughly 30 students at St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) in Sparkill, engages high-schoolers interested in learning about introductory environmental issues. Read more
cleanup accomplishments from April & May
anecdotes from various Great American Cleanup events
some uncanny volunteer discoveries at cleanups this spring.
A big thank you to all who sponsored our Great American Cleanup Wrap Up Party! Our celebration on Friday was an enormous success – none of this would be possible without your unwavering support & dedication to Keep Rockland Beautiful!
Here are all the community-minded businesses and individuals who made it possible for us to help promote & organize the Great American Cleanup all across Rockland. Read more
Sponsorships now available. Join us to celebrate and thank all the volunteers, partners, and sponsors who made this year’s cleanup campaign possible! The party is in Germonds Park, June 1, 2018, 5-8pm FEATURING: Volunteer Recognition Family Mini Golf Live Music Tasty BBQ TICKETS AT THE GATE ONLY: Admission free for… Read more
Our first Rockland Underground Tour of 2018! On March 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, join PIPC Director of Development, Matthew Shook, for a tour of the historic Bear Mountain Inn, a centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of NYC through the Hudson Valley. Established in… Read more
This lovely photo of a snowy Kennedy Dells Park comes from Peggy Opalek and appears this month in KRB’s “BEAUTIFUL ROCKLAND” Calendar. To get to this magical location (355 North Main Street, New City – then follow Trail B) 5 OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY ROCKLAND’S WINTER WONDERLAND: 1. Skating in Tallman… Read more
Thanks to a supporting grant from Rockland County Tourism, KRB is offering its first art-house calendar. It is filled to the brim with amazing images of Rockland’s natural wonders, thanks to the contributions of several wonderful local photographers. The calendar is on sale now through our website and at local retailers. Buy one… Read more
After successfully restoring the natural beauty of Pine Meadow Lake, KRB, Rockland Conservation and Service Corps, and NY/NJ Trail Conference volunteers are teaming up again to Take Back the Trail, this time at Bear Mountain State Park, on September 10th. To help us clean a section of the Appalachian Trail… Read more
Every year, we produce a summary booklet about our biggest cleanup campaign of the year. We try and capture the flavor and unique moments enjoyed along the way – in every corner of Rockland! It’s also a way for us to thank our Cleanup Leaders, Volunteers, Partners and Sponsors who make this entire… Read more
Without the help and financial support of community-minded businesses, we would never be able to put together the Great American Cleanup. Here are this year’s Campaign Sponsors, who each contributed at the top level ($2,500+) to this year’s effort. Thank you so much – you are all directly helping to make… Read more
Kevin Lowenwirth is our new Cleanup Coordinator. He’s been very busy organizing our cleanup supply shed, which is now located in the parking lot of New City Bowl. It will soon be filled to the brim with grabbers, bags, wipes, t-shirts, totes and more. Kevin will make sure you have all… Read more
He’ll be hiding out at Community Cleanup Events. If you find him, you’ll win a prize!! So be on the look-out. He’s a rather short fellow, but very friendly. And he’s great at highlighting spots in the county that really need cleaning up. Here are some lucky folks who discovered KiRBy…… Read more