Getting Ready for the Great American Cleanup


20130511 FallCleanUp2013_groupOnce again this year you can help friends and neighbors remove tons of litter from our streets, parks and waterways during Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Campaign. In 2013, over 3,000 volunteers from around the county made it possible for all of us to enjoy a cleaner, greener Rockland. It’s also an excellent teaching moment for children to learn more about the world around them and earn community service hours.

Volunteers interested in participating may schedule a cleanup for any day in April and May. Or they can join up with one of KRB’s scheduled Community Cleanup Events. These are special days where neighbors gather to pick up supplies, enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas. The Community Cleanup Events currently scheduled for 2014 include:

Blauvelt – Sun, April 27

Congers – Sat, April 26

Haverstraw – Sun, April 27

Montebello – Sat, April 12

Nanuet – Sat, April 5

New City – Sat, April 5 (Kick-Off Event)

Nyack – Sat, April 26

Pearl River – Sat, April 26

Stony Point – Sat, April 12

Suffern – Sat, April 26

W. Haverstraw – Sun, April 27

The season kicks off with the first Community Cleanup, this year in New City. The winner of the KRB t-shirt design contest will be revealed along with the first discovery of Cleanup KiRBy, a gnome who serves as the campaign’s mascot. Anyone who finds KiRBy in a littered site wins a prize.

Online registration for volunteers is now open:

Email or call 845-708-9164 for more information.

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