Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful 2023 Kick-Off
Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB), a six-county NYS affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful (KAB) program, is launching the 22nd annual Great American Cleanup. Join us for the Schoharie County kick-off event on April 19th at 287 Main Street, Schoharie, at 2:00 pm.
KMVB is a standing committee of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD), and represents Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties. KAB estimates that there are still 2,000 pieces of litter per mile along roadways and waterways in this country – but we can all do something to help.
This year’s kick-off event for Schoharie County will be co-hosted by MVEDD, Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) and the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce. The public is encouraged to attend the kick-off event, but also to register a clean-up or beautification project. Registering your clean up allows KMVB to report the impact of our region’s efforts to the KAB national office. When you register, the KMVB team will coordinate your cleanup efforts and provide you with supplies, such as trash bags and gloves. To register your team visit www.mvedd.org/kmvb. This year’s clean up period will last from April 22, Earth Day, to August 31, 2023.
Last year, over 1,700 volunteers across the Mohawk Valley collectively removed 3,100 bags of litter from parks, roadways, and waterways. The cleanup and beautification efforts of KMVB have far reaching positive impacts on the environment, communities, and even the mental well being of the residents of the Mohawk Valley.
The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD) and Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) will be on-site to sign up groups or answer any questions. This is a great opportunity for businesses, corporations, youth groups, and sports teams to give back to their community.
For more information, or to report a site that needs to be cleaned or rehabilitated, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also follow KMVB on Facebook (Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful – KMVB) for additional information. To donate funding or materials, register your team, or access the sponsorship package, visit www.mvedd.org/kmvb or call (315) 866-4671.