Join the 2015 Great American Cleanup…Today!
Help remove tons of litter from our streets, parks and waterways to make our communities cleaner, healthier and more beautiful. In 2014, over 3,500 volunteers throughout the county participated in the Great American Cleanup (GAC), an event that brings out over 4 million volunteers nationwide. Be a part of the 2015 campaign!
THANK YOU to all community-minded sponsors who make it all possible – for a full listing…
3 Great Ways to Volunteer
1. Lead a Cleanup
Know of a neighborhood in need of a cleanup? Get out on your own or energize friends, family, colleagues or neighbors to join you. Then REGISTER your cleanup site online (Choose: Schedule a Cleanup – any time, any place on the form). You can choose any date in April or May that works for you. KRB will provide you with free trash bags, a GAC t-shirt and reusable tote bag. We have litter grabbers available for sale or loan. Scout badges are available for a small donation.
2. Join a Community Cleanup
Take part in a larger Community Cleanup Event scheduled in your area. These events are a great opportunity to meet neighbors, share stories, and enjoy refreshments before/after heading out to your chosen site. When you register online, simply indicate your wish to join a Community Cleanup Event and choose which one. Cleanup supplies will be distributed at all of these events. Here’s what’s currently scheduled…more coming!
Blauvelt (Spanish) – Sunday, April 26 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 3)
Orangeburg – Saturday, May 2 (rain or shine) – NEW
Pomona - Sunday, April 26 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 3)
Sparkill - Saturday, May 2 (rain or shine)
Tappan – Saturday, May 2 (rain or shine)
Wesley Hills – Sunday, May 3 (rain or shine)
3. Join a Cleanup Group
You may also choose to participate in someone else’s cleanup – If you wish to join these cleanup groups, When you register online, simply indicate your wish to join a Cleanup Group and pick which one. Cleanup supplies will be distributed at all of these events. Here are some Cleanup Groups that are looking for more volunteers to join them:
Senator Carlucci Adopt-A-Road – Saturday, April 25 @ 9am-11am (Along Route 304 in Congers, between Ridge Road and 9W – Meeting: Davies Farm at: 306 Route 304, Congers, NY)
Join Keep Rockland Beautiful and RiverKeeper - Saturday, May 9 – Register to one of the 5 locations listed below by clicking on the link:
Haverstraw: Black Beach Shoreline Cleanup – 9:30am-12:00pm
Haverstraw: Emeline Park Waterfront Cleanup - 10:00am-2:00pm
Haverstraw: Bowline Point Park Cleanup - 9:00am-12:00pm
Piermont Pier Cleanup – 10:00am-1:00pm
Nyack: Memorial Park Shoreline Cleanup - 9:00am-12:00pm
Thank you for your cleanup! Please be sure to report your cleanup results ASAP for a prompt garbage pickup.
Grabbers Ready, Kids!
Cleanups are a great way for kids to earn community service hours and learn about the world around them. Even littler ones – there are loads of kid-friendly sites that they can help with. Just ask your Community Cleanup Leader for advice. They are there to help ensure a safe and enjoyable cleanup experience. KRB will happily provide Community Service documentation.
Where is KiRBy?
Cleanup KiRBy, our mascot, does not like trash and will be popping up at littered sites throughout the county. Be on the lookout for him – and return him for a prize!! Take a selfie with KiRBy, post it on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter label it with #foundkirby. Be sure to like us and/or follow us on Instagram and/or Twitter and you will automatically be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Engage in community service AND earn money for your school! With a School Bag-A-Thon, students collect pledges from family and friends before getting out to participate in the Great American Cleanup. The funds raised go back to support the school. The Bag-A-Thon is an opportunity to engage students in service-learning that raises awareness about the environment and the importance of civic engagement.
To learn more… School Bag-A-Thon Information Sheet and Bag-A-Thon Pledge Form.
And when all the cleaning is done…
Come celebrate with us at the our
Great American Cleanup Wrap-Up Party
scheduled for May 29!