Plus, Earth Day Clean Ups, #RIMillionPieces and more!





2nd Annual

Don’t Litter Poster & Video Contest


Once again KBVB & the PAWSOX are hosting their "Don’t Litter Poster & Video Contest."


Students of all ages can help bring awareness to the problem of litter in our area and how we might combat this issue.


The top 3 winners will be recognized at a special Earth Day game at McCoy Stadium with the PawSox on Sunday April 22, 2018 and be recognized with Paws & Sox out on the field!


Be creative & share your message on: Why Litter Is Harmful


Ideas can include: How Can We End Litter, A Litter Fact, Why Ending Litter is Important to You, or a Message to Bring Awareness to this Issue.


CONTEST DATES: Submission Deadline FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2018 * 4 PM.


POSTER SIZE: Must be 8 1/2” x 11”, please no other sizes can be accepted. Include Name, E-Mail, School & Grade (K– 12) on back of poster.


VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ENTRIES: Drop off or mail to Blackstone Valley Visitor Center – KBVB Don’t Litter Contest, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket RI 02860.

JUDGING: Posters & videos will be displayed at our Visitor Center in downtown Pawtucket. Judging by our 2018 Contest Committee.


TOP 3 WINNERS: (Winners notified April 16th)

  1. Will be recognized on the Field
  2. Awarded 4 free tickets for their family to join them at the game
  3. Souvenir photo taken with Paws & Sox
  4. Will take home a special PawSox autographed baseball




KBVB fundraising game at the PawSox


GET YOUR TICKETS! The PawSox will donate 50% of ticket sales to KBVB to support our environmental programs when purchased through a special link below!


Plus, each ticket holder also receives a $2 concession voucher!!!


APRIL 22nd, 2018 — Earth Day — Sunday @ 1:35 PM

Pawtucket Red Sox VS. Gwinnett Stripers


*If screen times out, please use the following:


Password: pawsox






KBVB fundraising game at the PawSox

KBVB is supporting these area Earth Day cleanup events. Join one or join all — Your help makes Blackstone Valley a cleaner litter-free place to live!


Volunteers are always welcome at these events or might want to host their own– Let us know if we can help.


April 7, Saturday – City of Pawtucket, Slater Park Mercurio Group


April 21st, Saturday – Smithfield Earth Day Cleanup. Deerfield Park. 9 am—12 pm. 



April 21st, Saturday – Downtown Pawtucket Cleanup. Bake My Day 9 am – 11:30 am  

Broad Street Regeneration Website


April 21st, Saturday – Great Pawtucket Cleanup. Galeco Court 9 am– 1 pm. 

Email Arthur Plitt


April 21st, Saturday – Burrillville Lions Earth Day Cleanup. DPW 8:30 am– 1 pm. 

Email Andrea Hall


April 23rd, Monday – Woonsocket Senior Center Trash Mob. 9 am. 

Email Michael Debrossie


April 28th, Saturday – North Smithfield Clean & Green Day. Halliwell School 9 am– 12pm.


April 28th, Saturday – Woonsocket Eagle Scout Cleanup Event. 

Email Michael Debrossie


May 5th, Saturday – Woonsocket Oak Grove Cleanup. 9 am—1pm. 

Email Michael Debrossie


KBVB Volunteer Sign Up





#RIMillionPieces social media campaign


Join the movement as we encourage all RI residents to not only stop littering, but also pick up at least one piece of litter.


One million RI residents could easily remove one million pieces of litter from our state during April as we celebrate Earth Day!


Get your friends, co-workers, and family members to each pick up one piece of litter, or more if you get in the groove and share how you're helping to make Rhode Island a clean place by posting a photo on social media using #RIMillionPieces


Litter doesn’t have to stay in RI. If we all just pick up one piece, RI will be one million pieces cleaner!





Donate Your Unwanted Vehicles To Keep America Beautiful

...and HELP Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful Raise Funds, Too!


The Keep America Beautiful Vehicle Donation Program, through Insurance Auto Auctions’ Donation Division, provides an opportunity to help us do clean, green and beautiful things nationally and locally. 


It offers a tax-deductible way to dispose of unwanted vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, tractors, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, RVs as well as construction, farm and other heavy equipment. The program is available in all 50 states. When you donate a vehicle, KBVB will receive 50% of the revenue earned from the donation!  







A program of Blackstone Valley Tourism Council




KBVB mission is to inspire & empower individuals to improve our communities

through ending litter, reducing waste and beautifying the Blackstone Valley.




Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860