Fall Waterways Cleanup
Volunteers will be clearing trash and debris from local streams to help prepare them for the winter and ensuing spring run-off. This includes the Naraushaun, the Pascack, and several other critical arteries. Last year, a huge bouncy castle and entire shelving system were part of one day’s haul alone! Left untouched, debris blocks run-off and pollutes our reservoirs. Help is needed throughout October and November. To join in and find exact times/dates: www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org.
Save the Date – Annual Awards Gala
Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Annual Awards Gala will be from 7 – 10 p.m. on November 1, 2014 at Rockland Country Club in Sparkill. As a tribute to clean water, guests will enjoy “upcycled” art by local artists Hildee Ryan, Doris Laughton Smith and Dannielle Colandrea along with a dance performance by Anna de la Paz. This year’s Honorees are:
Adopt-a-Spot Award: Raymond W. DeMeola Memorial VFW Post 1615 – Walkway of Heroes Park, Tappan
Beautification Award: Rockland County Highway Department – New Hempstead Road Project
Business Partner Award: Stop & Shop
Cleanup Leadership Awards: Daniel Caprara – New City Community Cleanup and Cathy Mills, – Suffern Community Cleanup
Education Award: Janet Fenton – Pearl River Teacher & Master Gardener
Enforcement Award: Joel Epstein – Code & Zoning Enforcement Officer, Clarkstown.
For tickets and journal ads: www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org