Great American Cleanup

In accordance with state guidelines and to protect the health and safety of volunteers and the community, KRB supported cleanups continue to be suspended.

Thank you to all our 2020 Sponsors and Partners for your Support

We look forward to the Fall Cleanup Campaign and outfitting hundreds of volunteers in this year’s very special Make Everyday Earth Day t-shirt!

Please dispose of your gloves, masks, and wipes responsibly.

We continue to be grateful to the many inspiring members of our community who are acting with such strength and compassion, caring for the sick and helping us to stay safe and be mindful of the health and well-being of all those around us.

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.

2020 GAC T-Shirt Reveal

We are proud to reveal 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!

 

More Cleanup Actions:

Fall Waterways Cleanup

The fall season brings cooler weather & another chance at improving your community! Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Fall Waterways Cleanup encourages hundreds of volunteers to beautify their communities & protect local waterways by following the mantra, “Clean Streets = Clean Streams.”

The Fall Waterways Cleanup offers an excellent opportunity for groups of any size to keep our waterways clean, protect wildlife, & remove litter from the community before the winter weather covers it with snow.

Latest Cleanup News

Thank You M&T Charitable Foundation!

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

2020 GAC T-Shirt Reveal

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

2019 Highlights

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

We Need You!

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

Everyone Wins Big at
KRB’s Annual Awards Gala!

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!
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Waste Free Halloween Tips

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

The SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies

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

2018 GAC Highlights Brochure
2018 Great American Cleanup Highlights

It’s here: our long-awaited, Great American Cleanup Highlights Brochure, chronicling our spring cleanups and compiling results for all to see, featuring:

cleanup accomplishments from April & May
anecdotes from various Great American Cleanup events
some uncanny volunteer discoveries at cleanups this spring.

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Wrap-up Party Sponsors

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!
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2018 Great American Cleanup Sponsors

THANK YOU!
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

Cleanup Wrap-up Party, June 1

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

Behind the Scenes at Bear Mountain

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

Enjoy the Thaw

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

Order Your 2018 “BEAUTIFUL ROCKLAND” Calendar Today!

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

Lovely Hike & A Cleanup: Round 2

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

2017 Great American Cleanup – Highlights!

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

2017 Campaign Sponsors

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

Supply Shed Activated

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

Meet our gnome mascot KiRBy

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