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2018 Fall Newsletter

Green Happenings in the Blackstone Valley

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50 Cigarette Containers
Now in Blackstone Valley

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is pleased to announce our affiliate was chosen a 2018 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) recipient, by Keep America Beautiful, in the amount of $10,000.

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Pocket and Car Ashtrays Available

For those smokers who walk, bike or drive a car, KBVB has limited amounts of free pocket and car ashtrays. Over 600 pocket and car ashtrays have been handed out at various functions so far.

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 America Recycles Day

October 13, 2018
Inside: Recycle Information Tabling
Outside: E-Waste & Mattress Recycling Event
9 am – 12 pm
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket

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KBVB Notices Local Green Businesses

KBVB wants to recognize the green habits of businesses in our communities. This window cling will be given to businesses that we learn are helping KBVB achieve it’s missions to end litter, reduce waste and beautify communities.

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 National Planting Day

Plant Bulbs Along
“Cherry Tree Lane”
Friday October 5th : 10 am – 12 pm

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Stomp Out Styrofoam

In our schools. Watch these young minds……

Third Graders Take On School’s Use of Styrofoam Lunch Trays 

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Purchase Bulbs & Help KBVB

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is holding a fundraiser with Dutch Mill Bulbs.  
We hope supporters will purchase their fall bulbs with this fundraiser program, allowing KBVB to receive a 50% profit for all bulbs sold.

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Adopt – A – Cherry – Tree

Help care for our 180 trees along Roosevelt Avenue. KBVB is looking for residents to adopt a tree, or two, and help care for our living landmark that throughout the year brings beauty, shade and natural habitat to our community.

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Doing beautiful things? Take a picture and share with Keep America Beautiful
nationally. We would love to share all the great things going on here in the Blackstone Valley.

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Stay Connected

Learn how you can get involved, see upcoming events, make sure you are recycling right, & view listings of job opportunities.

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About KBVB

Motivating and inspiring people to improve and beautify their community.

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful serves as the environmental education arm of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council; a council that has been the leader in transforming Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley into an internationally recognized visitor destination.

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, is an affiliate of the national non-profit, Keep America Beautiful, and supports their missions of preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities. KBVB brings this message locally to the municipalities of Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Glocester, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield and Woonsocket

KBVB works with government, business and civic groups in these nine communities that are located in the Blackstone River Valley in northern Rhode Island. Our organization works to understand their specific needs and create programs that will enhance and beautify their landscapes. KBVB supports these communities with a program coordinator, a position sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. More

Improve Recycling

Recycling info & pledge, tour RIRRC, landfill & general trash collection info.


End Littering

Great American Cleanup, litter control & prevention, other litter cleanup programs in the Blackstone Valley.


Beautify Communities

Great American Cleanup, Blackstone Valley history, cherry tree program, graffiti prevention, community programs.