Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful

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This season, KBVB was happy to work with all these volunteers and very excited to have 56 volunteers come take part with us in their FIRST LITTER CLEANUP !


Our 401 Clean Team is growing as more and more people get involved participating in events and sharing our goal for a litter-free Rhode Island.


This spring, KBVB started "Walk & Clean Up the World" weekly walks in each of our Rhode Island Blackstone Valley communities. It was a great opportunity to meet their residents and municipal leaders, and make a lot of new environmental friends.


Many volunteers joined multiple cleanups and some even came from other communities in Rhode Island to help out our Blackstone Valley community! That shows the RI family spirit we have in our small connected state.


Thank you to to all our wonderful volunteers & to NBC for the grant support !

We couldn't do this without you!!




Photos from our Events


more photos on KBVB's face book page

and at under events - recent


Robert M. Bailey, IV Elementary School -- Providence


A fun book reading at the Bailey Elementary School to celebrate Earth Day.


First Lady and spokesperson for the Litter Free RI initiative, Mrs. McKee read "Look Out for Litter" to their 3rd grade students. The theme is Trina, a pirate, shares how to save the Earth as she does not like litter.



We had pirates too! The students had so much fun getting into character with our pirate Mo.

by Lisa Bullard


Great story that shares how we should never litter. It hurts our animals, travels into hard to remove areas, and if we all pick up litter - even one piece- it will make a cleaner Earth.

Remember RI:

Pirates, and no one, likes litter.

Johanna, Sydney and Carolina, 8th grade students from Wickford Middle School.


These student wrote and illustrated their book "The Littlest Ghost". They shared this inspiring story of how even one person (even if you are little) can make a big difference to solve big problems.


Our Biggest Cleanup of the Season

@ Bensley Point - Pawtucket

1,800 pounds of litter removed


Our Volunteers Did a Fantastic Job -- Phil West & friends Anne and Sue, GZA GeoEnvironmental crew: Jackie, Sarah, Emily, Ed & Ben; our environmental friends Meaghan, Pat, Agnes, Robert, Danielle, Nick, Ian and the City of Pawtucket.


Our challenge- plastics & trash along a large section of the shoreline

Our team in action with two of the 55 bags that were removed from this location.


NRI Realtors in Woonsocket

Bryant University cleanups up around campus in Smithfield

Leadership RI helps out in Woonsocket


Gilbane joins KBVB in Pawtucket & Providence

UNFI tackles the heron rookery & Rt. 123 in Lincoln


In Lincoln ^^^


                                  In Smithfield >>>

In Pawtucket ^^^








<<<< in Glocester                                                                      





<<<< in Central Falls


in North Smithfield ^^^

     in Cumberland ^^^



Take the challenge and pick up one piece of litter!

One million RI residents could easily remove one million pieces of litter from our state. On your way to work, shopping, dining, or walking to school, if each one of us picks up just one piece of litter, the results will be dramatic.


Get your friends, co-workers, and family members to each pick up one piece of litter, or more if you get in the groove. Then take a picture and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #RIMillionPieces.



Events happening all around Rhode Island.


Events & details are listed at


Join our growing 401 Clean Team and be part of those working to end litter in our beautiful state.

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Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful


The KBVB mission is to inspire & empower individuals to improve our communities through ending litter, reducing waste and beautifying the Blackstone Valley.