Thank You To All That Helped Make This Year’s Gala An Amazing One


The Gala was held at Rockland Country Club and featured live performances by Anna de la Paz Flamenco, Jazz by the Dynamic Trio, “Upcycled” Art Installation and a Silent Auction

View Images From This Year’s Gala


Fall Waterways Cleanup

Now through November

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The Fall Waterways Cleanup campaign is going on now!

Join an already scheduled event or go out and clean on your own. Click here for more information about this year’s Fall Waterway Cleanup Campaign


Help us go back to school!

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Environmental education is KRB’s main mission. Our educators are busy year-round in schools across the county. They engage kids – from tots to teens – in fun, hands-on activities. Our EARTH B.E.A.T and ROCKLAND P.L.U.S. programs take place in elementary, middle and high schools. They are wonderful experiential programs that help hundreds of students make meaningful connections to their curriculum and their community.

Unfortunately, due to funding cuts, our environmental education programs are under pressure. Unless we raise funds from caring individuals like you, we will have to make significant cuts and scale back our plans to reach underserved parts of the county.  So many children would miss out on these unique and vital programs. Please donate to our Environmental Education programs to ensure a cleaner, greener future for us all!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!


Say No To The Bag

 Say No to the Bag Campaign

Isn’t it time to stop using plastic bags once and then throwing them away? In fact, do we really need to use them at all? Most plastic bags are used once and then discarded. Yes, really!

I’m all for reusing the bags that we have for as long as possible and disposing of them responsibly, through recycling or re-purposing.

on October 25, 2014 a procession led by the Bag Beauty and a Bag Beast marched in the Nyack Halloween Parade to promote the “Say No To The Bag” campaign. The Bag Beast was joined by a Bag Beauty, who wore a gown created from single-use disposable bags by Maria Luisa. The Bag Beast wore a garment made from the 500 plastic bags that a single consumer uses in a year, on loan from Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.  Volunteers accompanied both Bag Beauty and Bag Beast, gathering bags collected from the public along the route of the parade. Bags were “fed” to the Bag Beast and the Bag Beauty by volunteers who recycled the plastic bags into a tail for the beast and dress train for the beauty.  Each bag made the train of the beauty’s dress and the tail of the beast longer.  Volunteers also held signs promoting the “Say No To The Bag” campaign, and got people to sign a petition pledging to “Say No” to the single use disposable bag.

This action is a collaboration between Maria Luisa, Rockland Solid Waste Management Authority, Keep Rockland Beautiful, Rockland Youth Environment Society, Anthony’s Park Art and Re-cycle Center, The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Nyack News And Views.

A social media campaign leading up to the Saturday, October 25 parade will urge the public to
bring single use bags to one of three collection sites:
• Maria Lusia Boutique
• Bill Batson Arts booth at the Nyack Farmers’ Market
• The Parade Route.


Keep Rockland Beautiful receives the

2014 Clarkstown Environmental Excellence Award

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Keep Rockland Beautiful has been selected to receive the Environmental Excellence Award for it’s dedication to cleanups, environmental education programs and our critical efforts to “stop tons of litter and debris from entering into our drainage systems and streams.”  Keep Rockland Beautiful and Tony Lisanti, also a recipient of the award who is dedicated to helping green Clarkstown, was recognized at the May 6, 2014 Town Board meeting.  A birdhouse was dedicated in honor of each recipient and will be installed at the Congers Trailway. Thanks to all our hard working volunteers! We could have not done this without you!


Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Community Cleanup Leaders receive the Orangetown Highway Department Community Clean-Up Award

Orangetown Award

The Orangetown Highway Department honored Jo Anne Peterson the Sparkill Community Cleanup Leader (represented by Margie Turrin), Geraldine Collins the Pearl River Community Cleanup Leader and Galit Maayani the Blauvelt Community Cleanup Leader for their Outstanding Service to The Town of Orangetown. We thank the Orangetown Highway Department for the recognition and partnership throughout the Great American Campaign.


2014 Rockland County EMC: “Green Champion Award”

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On June 18, 2014, the Rockland Environmental Management Council (EMC) honored Keep Rockland Beautiful for its Commitment to the Environment with their Second Annual Rockland County EMC: “Green Champion Award”. The EMC is an advisory council established by the Rockland County Legislature and also serves as a liaison to the general public on matters pertaining to improving our environmental resources. The EMC highlights and promotes sustainable practices implemented in the county. KRB was selected for this distinction based on its environmental achievements. 

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