2021 Fall Waterways Campaign kicks off October 9th!

Clean up any time, anywhere!
All cleanup events will adhere to the state and local COVID-safety guidelines.

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THANK YOU SUEZ & M&T BANK FOR SUPPORTING
THIS YEAR’S FALL WATERWAYS CLEANUP!

2021 Great American Cleanup Highlights

Check out our PDF 2021 Highlights Brochure to see the amazing impact volunteers have already made this year!

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.”
-Meghan Kennedy

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

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

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