KBVB makes The Rhode Show
Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful supports and works with our local municipalities to achieve Keep America Beautiful’s message to make our communities a cleaner, greener more beautiful place to live.
Great American Cleanup
1460 Volunteers collecting over 23 TONS
Many towns organized litter cleanups that took place and celebrated Earth Day here in our Blackstone Valley communities. Once again Smithfield hosted an event that began in Deerfield Park, Burrillville Lions Club & the Town of Burrillville participated, North Smitfhfield held their Clean & Green Day for the 16th year in a row, the City of Pawtucket hosted a multi-location event, and the City of Woonsocket had cleanups groups from the Senior Center Trash Mob, Eagle Scouts, High School students and the Downtown Collaborative. With all these events, Blackstone Valley made a huge impact removing unsightly litter from our parks, waters, and roadways. Cleanups are an important first step in ending litter as research shows, littered area attracts more litter. Now we are lucky to have beautiful clean areas that will send the message — please do not litter.
Businesses Host Cleanups Too
Local businesses also joined in to help tackle litter.
This year KBVB worked with Windmoeller & Hoelscher in Lincoln, Kohl’s in North Smithfield, Pinnacle Property Management in Cumberland and The Mercurio Real Estate Group in Pawtucket. These business played a big part cleaning areas that are more challenging, on busier roadways, or are in commercial areas that can get over looked. A special thank you to these businesses for taking time out of their busy work day and giving back to our environment and community.
Don’t Litter Poster & Video Contest 2018
Why Litter is Harmful
To celebrate Earth Day and bring awareness to litter in our communities, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful and the Pawtucket Red Sox held a Don’t Litter poster/video contest. Students were asked to explain why they feel litter is harmful and how we can stop litter in our towns.
Here are our 2018 winning submissions:
|“There is no later, it’s now. We have to make a difference if we want to live a thousand years. Be a fruit loop in a cheerio box.”
Nicholas Tarro; Grade 4 – William Windsor School, Smithfield
| “The only litter that should exist.”
Will Fellingham ; Grade 6 – Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln
|“Hey Kid!! Don’t Litter. It’s bad for the environment.”
Gabriel Barbosa- Garcia ; Grade 3 – Nathanael Greene Elementary School, Pawtucket
|“There is NO planet B. So don’t trash this one!”
Amelie Archambault: Grade 6 – Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln
|2018 Video Winner
Lexi – Grade 2, LaPerche Elem. Smithfield, RI
|“Do not litter!” Please recycle and throw out trash!”
Brooke Sloan; Grade 2 – Varieur Elementary, Pawtucket
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