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Stony Point Community Cleanup Kicks Off Campaign on April 6
Posted March 29th, 2013

With spring’s arrival it is yet again time for the annual Great American Cleanup!

Keep Rockland Beautiful is once again organizing this county-wide campaign that brings out thousands of individuals of all ages during the months of April and May to make our communities cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful.

In 2012, over 3,000 Rockland volunteers removed more than 30 tons of trash from streets, parks, and waterways in the county! Keep Rockland Beautiful and its volunteers are part of a nation-wide campaign that engages 4 million volunteers throughout the country.

This year Stony Point’s “Community Cleanup Event” kicks off 2013 Great American Cleanup Campaign for Rockland.

On Saturday, April 6, an estimated 200+ volunteers will clean up Stony Point.  This annual cleanup is truly a community event.  Local Girl and Boy Scout troops, together with their families, join forces with local businesses, civic groups, students from local schools, as well as town officials, and police and highway departments to clean up the town.

At the end of the cleanup, volunteers gather at Lowland Park to share cleanup successes and enjoy a picnic lunch provided by the town and served by the Stony Point Lions Club.

Paula Klein, Stony Point’s cleanup leader, has been leading the event for over 10 years. She first got involved with her daughters’ Girl Scout troop.  The girls have long since graduated college, but some of them still join the annual cleanup event.

“Although I clean up the roads near my home all year long, the community cleanup is my favorite time of year,” Klein said. “I love riding around town to identify sites in need of cleaning, getting the group excited about our task, and finally, driving through town once we are finished and enjoying the beautiful results the community has achieved. Anyone can participate, young or old, it is a great way to teach everyone the importance of keeping our streets and waterways clean in a fun, safe way.”

James A. Farley Elementary School participates in School Bag-A-Thon

Among the volunteers at the Stony Point Community Cleanup, will be students from James A. Farley Elementary School.  They are participating in this meaningful day of community service as part of their School Bag-A-Thon, which helps them raise funds for the school as well.

On March 21, Farley kicked off their Bag-A-Thon pledge campaign with an assembly that featured Keep Rockland Beautiful’s School Bag-A-Thon motivational video, produced by Janet Kroboth-Weber.

Go to www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org to view the video and learn more about hosting a School Bag-A-Thon at your school.


Event Details for Stony Point Community Cleanup
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Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:45 a.m. James A. Farley Elementary School parking lot:

T-shirt and tote bag reveal, volunteer check-in and supply distribution

9 a.m. – 12 noon    Volunteers cleanup at sites throughout Stony Point

12 noon                          Picnic at Lowland Park, Stony Point

Upcoming Great American Cleanups

April 9 – The Rockland county Water Quality Committee & Nanuet Chamber of Commerce Cleanup along Pascack Brook, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Volunteers meeting at Getty gas station parking lot on Pascack Road, just south of light at Pascack Road and Forman Drive in Nanuet.  The Clarkstown Highway Beautification Unit will be on-hand with supplies.

Nanuet Community Cleanup: April 13th (raindate April 14) – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Stop & Shop on Middletown Road.  The Clarkstown Highway Beautification Unit will be on-hand with supplies.

Central Nyack Community Cleanup: April 13 (raindate April 14) – 9 – 11 a.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Central Nyack Community Center, 58 Waldron Ave.

Hillburn Community Cleanup: April 13 (raindate April 20) – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Meet & Greet and supply pick up at Hillburn Youth Center, 77 5th Street.  Breakfast and lunch served.

Montebello Community Cleanup: April 13 (raindate April 14) – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Montebello Village Hall.

Haverstraw Community Cleanup: April 14 (raindate April 21) – 10 a.m. – 12 noon: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Haverstraw Village clock tower across from 40 New Main St. Contact:

Congers Community Cleanup: April 20 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon: Meet & Greet and supply pick up at Congers Train Station Park. Volunteers will be treated to pre and post cleanup refreshments. The Clarkstown Highway Beautification Unit will be on-hand with supplies. Spring Valley Community Cleanup: April 20 - 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Spring Valley Memorial Park and Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center.

Pearl River Community Cleanup: April 20 (raindate April 27) - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at the Gazebo, Central Avenue Field.  The Orangetown Green Team Litter Truck will be on-hand with supplies.

New City Community Cleanup: April 21 (raindate April 28) – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Stop and Shop parking lot, 180 N. Main St.  The Clarkstown Highway Beautification Unit will be on-hand with supplies.

Nyack Community Cleanup: April 21  (raindate April 28) – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Meet & Greet, refreshments and supply pick up at Nyack Community Center, 58 Depew Ave.

West Nyack Community Cleanup: April 21  – 10 a.m. – 12 noon: Meet & Greet and supply pick up at West Nyack Hamlet Green gazebo. Pizza at noon. The Clarkstown Highway Beautification Unit will be on-hand with supplies.

Blauvelt Community Cleanup:  April 27 (raindate April 28) – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Meet & Greet and supply pick up at Blauvelt Firehouse, 548 Western Highway. Picnic at noon. The Orangetown Green Team Litter Truck will be on-hand with supplies.

Pomona Community Cleanup: April 28 – 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet and supply pick up at Village Hall, 100 Ladentown Rd.

Hudson River Sweep: May 11:  Keep Rockand Beautiful is partnering with Riverkeeper to promote a day of cleanups along the river. Contact Keep Rockland Beautiful for details on sites in Rockland.

Friday, May 31 – Great American Cleanup Wrap-Up ~ Mini-Golf Family BBQ, Germonds Park.  Fun-filled event includes food, music, mini-golf and other entertainment.

More details soon available at www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org

 

 

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