2014 Great American Cleanup
Join the thousands of Rockland County residents who will remove tons of litter from our streets, parks and waterways and help make our communities cleaner, healthier and more beautiful. In 2013, over 3,000 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 2014 campaign! Details below.
Sponsor the Great American Cleanup
Each year, Keep Rockland Beautiful must secure financial support to coordinate the Great American Cleanup and supply our volunteers with the tools and information they need to go out and cleanup our beautiful county. With your help, KRB will make this year’s campaign the most visible and successful to date!
Ways to Volunteer to Cleanup
Lead or participate in 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. 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.
You may also choose to participate in someone else’s cleanup – indicate your interest on your registration and we can help team you up with a cleanup crew. If you and your team need help selecting a cleanup site, let us know.
Join in a Community Cleanup Event
You and your crew can take part in a larger cleanup event scheduled in your area. It’s a great opportunity to meet other cleanup teams in your community, share stories, and enjoy refreshments before or after heading out to your chosen site. When you register online, indicate your intention to join a Community Cleanup Event. Cleanup supplies will be distributed at these events.
Community Cleanups (scheduled to date)
Nanuet – Saturday, April 5th Flyer
New City – Saturday, April 5th Flyer
Airmont – Sunday, April 6th Flyer
Montebello – Saturday, April 12th Flyer
Stony Point – Saturday, April 12th
Valley Cottage – Saturday, April 12th Flyer
Congers – Saturday, April 26th Flyer
Nyack – Saturday, April 26th Flyer
Pearl River – Saturday, April 26th Flyer
Spring Valley – Saturday, May 3rd
Suffern – Saturday, April 26th
Blauvelt – Sunday, April 27th Flyer
West Nyack Sunday, April 27th Flyer
Haverstraw – Sunday, April 27th Flyer
West Haverstraw – Sunday, April 27th
KRB is currently looking for volunteers to organize and lead these Community Cleanup events. Call 845-708-9164 for more information.
Where is KiRBy?
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.
If you would like to learn more about how your school can participate in a Bag-A-Thon event, please download the information below:
School Bag-A-Thon Information Sheet and Bag-A-Thon Pledge Form.
2014 Riverkeeper Sweep
The 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep, the 3rd annual day of service for the Hudson River Estuary, will take place on Saturday, May 10th. Keep Rockland Beautiful is looking for volunteers who would like to run a sweep cleanup event.in Rockland. Please contact KRB at 845-708-9164 or click here for more information about the Sweep