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Join thousands of Rockland County residents & remove tons of litter from our streets, parks & waterways to help make our communities cleaner, healthier & more beautiful.

Head out on your own or get together with friends. Join forces with your school, company, religious or civic group & take part in a Community Cleanup scheduled in your area – it’s a great way to meet your neighbors!

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Cleanups offer instant gratification to people of all ages who want to improve their communities & help protect our local environment!

  • All supplies provided for a safe & effective cleanup experience
  • Kid-friendly sites available
  • Earn community service hours
  • Raise money for your school with a Bag-A-Thon
  • Great for company team-building
  • Consider a donation or sponsorship – thousands can see your name on our Great American Cleanup tote bags or t-shirts!

Upcoming Cleanups

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Autumn Cleanups: The Fall Waterways Cleanup

Can’t clean up this fall?  Don’t worry! Join us this Autumn for the 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

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