What Our Volunteers Had to Say:

Garbage – especially plastic waste – eventually makes it to our waterways and then seeps into the food & water we consume. It’s important to me to try and remove as much of this waste as possible before it reaches this point.
– Seana Kirk

This is my third time participating in a Keep Rockland Beautiful event and I just love the program. I love cleaning up the environment, and this time I decided to bring my cousin ….”
– Sarah-Malika Jules

It’s super important (to participate in a cleanup). I know personally from doing the eel project in the Minisceongo Creek that the eels, other wildlife and other fish use this waterway, and cleaning up pollution, even if it’s just a few hours,…is super impactful for the environment.”
-Meghan Kennedy

Going into the clean-up, I thought the primary focus was trash removal.  Exiting it, I realize the real value is in the education and experience in general.  We’ll never know the impact that may have had on some young kid.
– Mark Garrahan

I volunteered because I hate pollution. I also enjoy being in the company of others who share my concern for the environment. Picking up garbage is much more enjoyable when it’s a group effort.
– Lisa Licari, MCWA

More Cleanup Actions:

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.

Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance

This video will introduce you to the Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance, its partners, and local volunteers who help to keep our waterways clean and healthy.

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.

Latest Cleanup News

Veolia Lake DeForest Day

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We’re capping off the season with some fun in the sun and a Family Walk / 5K Fun Run.  Come join us for this Keep Rockland Beautiful fundraiser and a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Rockland’s beautiful and important natural resources.   Read more

Cleanup Leaders Take a Bow

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… Read more

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