On Saturday, May 11, 2013, hundreds of volunteers will flock to the shores of the Hudson for the 2nd annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our day of service for the Hudson River. In 2012, 450 volunteers removed more than seven tons of shoreline trash and planted hundreds of trees in 30 Hudson River communities. In 2013, the Sweep will be bigger and better—it has to be, since Superstorm Sandy did so much to trash our shorelines.
YOU can help make this event a success. Dozens of volunteers—individuals like you who care about reclaiming our river—have signed up as Sweep Leaders to put their communities on the map (see below). Now is your chance to make a difference by leading a shoreline cleanup by foot or kayak along your favorite stretch of the river or one of its tributaries. Riverkeeper supports Sweep leaders with organizational and promotional help, as well as materials on the day of the Sweep. Register as a leader today.
Dana, a Garrison native, joined the Riverkeeper staff in 2011 as the Outreach and Development Coordinator. Prior to joining Riverkeeper, she worked in the congressional offices of U.S. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano of California and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. She has also worked with the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the Vermont State House and the Pataki-Cahill Group, an environmental consulting firm in Manhattan. She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.