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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

New Year… New Ways to be Good to Our Environment

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful (KBVB) is gearing up for a year of fun as we encourage our residents to learn, help and meet others while we take action to care for our environment.

Join Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful.  We are a “green” team looking to grow our organization to better reach our goals.  We are committed to improve recycling, end litter, and beautify our communities in the Blackstone Valley and all around our state.

If you are interested to learn how to be better to our environment, then KBVB is for you.

If you want to help with a litter clean up, an event, or by sharing our message, then KBVB is for you.

If you want to come meet others interested in the environment and learn about our different events, then KBVB is for you.

In 2017 alone;  KBVB supported over 900 volunteers as they removed more than 20 tons of litter from our streets during The Great America Cleanup, worked with cooperate volunteers to beautify Cherry Tree Lane and our parks, shared beautification events our wonderful residents took to on their own, held a Don’t Litter poster contest with the PawSox baseball team, celebrated America Recycles Day learning how RI recycles, and met with state representatives to gain support for Rhode Island’s green habits.

We want to make 2018 bigger and better. We encourage individuals of all ages to get involved.   You will see how you can learn, help and meet others, while having fun and taking care of our environment.  Find out more by viewing this website or calling Donna Kaehler @ 724-2200.

Sign up to get involved

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.