In appreciation for their dedication and leadership of powerful cleanup events throughout the county, RC Legislators Toney L. Earl and Aney Paul presented the 2021 Great American Cleanup (GAC) Community Cleanup leaders with the Distinguished Service Award of the County of Rockland.
As Legislator Earl stated: “I’m proud to honor the individuals who served as the 2021 Cleanup Leaders…Despite the challenges around safety and social distancing, these brave and committed individuals found new and innovative ways to carry out their mission of keeping Rockland beautiful and I want to say Thank You.”
We couldn’t agree more – they are the backbone of the cleanup campaign!
Here’s who led the charge in 2021 (some pictured above)…
- Blauvelt – Kathryn Strobel
- Haverstraw – Alex Guarino, Steven Moetzinger, Sarah Rose
- Hillburn – Tommy Conklin
- Nanuet – Valerie Moldow
- New Hempstead – Pamela Fink
- Orangetown – Teresa Kenny, Allison Kardon
- Palisades – Carol Knudson
- Pearl River – Gerry Collins, Niall O’Gara
- Piermont – Jamie Surya
- Ramapo – Mort Becker, Josef Margaretten
- Sloatsburg – Carin Shapiro
- Spring Valley – Nathan Mungin III, Sonia Cairo
- Stony Point – Larry Brissing, Nicole Jessie
- Suffern – Cathy Mills
- Wesley Hills – Brooke Carter, Ken Carter, Mayor Marshall Katz
- West Haverstraw – Katie Welsh
For more highlights of the 2021 GAC campaign
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 fortunate and thankful to have Jennifer Handelsman, Vice President, Business & Professional Banking at M & T Bank as KRB’s Board VP. She has provided warmth, energy and valuable leadership to the organization.
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
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 meet at our cool Supply Shed in the parking lot New City Bowl!!!
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
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.