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AS SEEN ON OUR LAST TOUR (JULY 11th): Thanks so much to local expert Jared Rodriguez for a glimpse into Haverstraw’s fascinating past – everything from the Silent Movie & Jazz Age to its architectural gems to its role in transport and industry. This tour was the 3rd for our 2015 series (the first two were of Rockland Lake and Dutchtown).

NEXT TOUR: Tilcon West Nyack Quarry – Date TBA/November

RSVP / For Members & Non-Members: Please email the names of everyone in your group to info@keeprocklandbeautiful.org

Become A Member Now & Receive FREE Entrance To Tours!

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SAVE THE DATE!

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KRB’s Annual Awards Gala
NOVEMBER 7th
@ The Dolce Hotel in Palisades, NY

Our Annual Awards Gala is a chance for us to honor some of the people and projects that have made the greatest impact.

This year’s Honorees:

Beautification Award: Mr. Landscape, Freedom Causeway, Town of Clarkstown Adopt-A-Spot
Business Sponsor Award: Orange and Rockland Utilities 
Cleanup Leader Award: Stephanie Hausner & Madeline Muller – West Nyack Community Cleanup Event Leaders
Cleanup Team Award: Kevin Kilner & Robert Tompkins – Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance & Christ Episcopal Church, Sparkill Community Cleanup
Education Award: Thomas Mullane, Pearl River High School Teacher;
Youth Award: Karlisha Peterson, Ramapo High School – Class of 2017 Recycling Initiative.

((Know any of these folks and want to honor them with an ad in our Journal? Please contact susan@keeprocklandbeautiful.org for details!))

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Nanuet CCE 2015 -  Caitlin Knauss, Sonia Cairo, Shannon Purdy, Galit Maayani, Georgia Koda and Jamie Gouger. 2015 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
WRAPS UP!

While there aren’t any more Community Cleanup Events going on, you can always sign up to clean on your own (as an individual or group) – we’re always happy to equip you with everything you’ll need! TO REGISTER..

Thanks to all volunteers for cleaning up! Please be sure to report your CLEANUP RESULTS ASAP for a prompt garbage pickup.

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To read our “2015 GAC Highlights” report…

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Thanks to all who came out for our Wrap Up Party!

We had a beautiful evening in Germonds Park to celebrate the success of this year’s Cleanup Campaign — made possible by our Partners, Sponsors and Volunteers.  

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The Great American Cleanup is only possible through the support of sponsors – local businesses, government agencies and organizations. This year’s top Campaign Sponsors:

To See A Full Listing of All Sponsors

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Environmental Education Happenings…

Eel Monitoring Kicks Off for 2015  /  Volunteer Registration Form

Spring Workshops from Cornell Cooperative Extension

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Thanks to All Who Participated in the Rockland P.L.U.S. Symposium  

Unfortunately, due to the impending snow, students and mentors who came together to exchange ideas at this year’s Rockland P.L.U.S. culminating symposium at RCC on March 20th only had very limited time together. To see some photographs from this year’s event and read more about this wonderful program

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Time to Schedule EARTH B.E.A.T!  

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Fun, Hands-on Environmental Education

Schedule Earth B.E.A.T. at Your School or Camp Today

Earth B.E.A.T. engages students in a day of fun, interactive activities focused on local ecology, waste reduction, water and energy conservation.  By participating in these Eco-Stations, students build knowledge about their community and the human-nature connection. They make meaningful connections to class curriculum and the NYS learning standards and are inspired to take simple steps to protect the environment.

Earth B.E.A.T. provides our students with motivating, relevant, interactive experiences to deepen their understanding and respect for our natural resources, as well as their role in caring for the earth! …students have fun while learning important lessons!“

Francine Cuccia, Principal, Link Elementary World School

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March 25, 2015 — “Legislature Passes Resolution Urging Voluntary Elimination of Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags “Say No to the Bag” Campaign Initiated by Nyack Retailer — Read more about this step in the right direction…

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 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!

So Maria Luisa Whittingham of Nyack is leading the charge to get people to simply pause…and ask:

As a merchant, employee, or volunteer in a retail setting: “Did you bring your own bag today?” If no,”Will you need a bag today?”

As a consumer: “I pledge to forego a bag and bring my own bag when shopping”

Sound like a simple and reasonable idea? Then sign this petition to let the world know…

 Say No to the Bag Campaign

 

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