2021 Great American Cleanup Campaign Kicks off April 10th!
Join the thousands of volunteers cleaning up throughout Rockland from April 10th – May 16th. You can clean up any time, anywhere.
There are several community cleanup events happening in our villages and hamlets this year. We are creatively adapting these events to meet the needs of the moment, whether volunteers are gathering on the ground or driving thru to pick up and drop off their supplies.
We are providing for the health and safety of all volunteers with COVID-related protocols and procedures in accordance with county and state guidelines.
New this Year!
Check out our Peer to Peer fundraising platform where you can learn more about the campaign and community events. Have fun customizing your own page and sharing it with friends, family, and colleagues.
Please remember to always dispose of your gloves, masks, and wipes responsibly.
Thank You Fall Cleanup Volunteers and Partners!
Together you removed tons of debris from our streets and waterway
What Our Volunteers Had to Say:
I love clean ups because its time spent bettering places I see everyday and are a part of my life
– KristyLynn McCormack
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.”
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.
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
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
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