Our 5th annual day of service for the Hudson River will be returning this spring on Saturday, May 7, 2016. We are excited to celebrate Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary by making this Sweep the biggest and best yet. You can now register to volunteer at one of over 100 Sweep projects. Simply click on the project of your choice below.
At the 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,000 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 40 tons of debris, and plant 1,150 trees and native grasses. This year, as we reflect on the impact of the last four Sweeps (a combined 116 tons of shoreline debris removed), we are also looking to the future.
Register at one of over 100 Sweep projects below!
Sweep Project Sites
Riverdale: College of Mount Saint Vincent Shoreline Cleanup
Inwood’s North Cove Shoreline Cleanup
Hudson River Park: Gansevoort Peninsula Shoreline Cleanup
John V. Lindsay East River Park Shoreline Cleanup
Riverside Park Cherry Walk Shoreline Cleanup
Riverside Park Cleanup at 148th Street
Randall’s Island Park Shoreline Cleanup
Carl Schultz Park Cleanup (Registration Closed)
Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup by Land
Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup
Powell’s Cove Park Coastal Wetlands Cleanup
Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Canoe
Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Land
Gantry Plaza State Park + Anable Basin Shoreline Cleanup
Newtown Creek with North Brooklyn Boat Club (Registration Closed)
Bushwick Inlet Park Cleanup + Planting
Greenpoint: WNYC Transmitter Park Cleanup
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Tree Stewardship (Registration Closed)
Williamsburg: East River State Park Cleanup
Greenpoint Clean Up Day: Northwest Greenpoint
Red Hook: Valentino Park Cleanup
Williamsburg: Grand Ferry Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Registration Closed)
Plumb Beach with NYC H20
Haverstraw: Emeline Park Greenline Trail Cleanup
Piermont Pier Cleanup
Nyack: Memorial Park Riverfront Cleanup
Haverstraw: Black Beach Shoreline Cleanup
Haverstraw: Bowline Point Park
Haverstraw Bay with Sea Tow (Registration Closed)
Scarsdale: Bronx River Parkway Shoreline Cleanup
Hastings: Waterfront Shoreline Cleanup
Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park & Matthiessen Park Cleanups
Irvington: VE Macy Park Invasive Species Removal
Dobbs Ferry: The Landing Homeowners Association (Registration Closed)
Sleepy Hollow: Pocantico River by Kayak
Sleepy Hollow: Devries Park Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Route 9 Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Douglass Park
Sleepy Hollow: Kingsland Point Park Cleanup
Briarcliff Manor: Scarborough Park Shoreline Cleanup by Land
Ossining: Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park Cleanup
Croton Point Beach Shoreline Cleanup by Land (with L.L. Bean)
Croton Point Park Shoreline Cleanup (with Ferry Sloops)
Montrose: George’s Island Park Cleanup
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park Cleanup
Peekskill: Annsville Creek Cleanup by Kayak
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park Cleanup by Land
Peekskill: Travis Cove at Charles Point Park Shoreline Cleanup
Mohegan Lake: Sylvan Glen Preserve Tree Planting and Vine Removal (Site Closed)
Garrison: Manitou Shoreline Cleanup
Garrison Landing and Arden Point Cleanup
Cold Spring: Dockside Waterfront park Cleanup
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Land
Cold Spring: Hudson River Shoreline & Marsh Cleanup by Kayak with Kayak the Liquid Skies
Mahopac: Stillwater Road Street Cleanup
Salisbury Mills: Tree Maintenance with Trees for Tribs at Schunnemunk Mountain State Park
Montgomery: Wallkill River Cleanup
New Windsor: Plum Point Park & Beach Cleanup
Cornwall: Donahue Memorial Park
Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park Cleanup by Land and Kayak (or canoe)
Newburgh: Schleiermacher Park Cleanup
Newburgh: South Street Park Cleanup
Newburgh: People’s Waterfront Cleanup
Newburgh: Shoreline Cleanup at Newburgh Rowing Club (Registration Closed)
Warwick: Veterans Memorial Park Cleanup of Waywayanda Creek
New Paltz: Wallkill River Cleanup by Kayak from Sojourner Truth Park
New Paltz: Wallkill River Cleanup by land at Sojourner Truth Park
New Paltz: Trees for Tribs Planting at Sojourner Truth Park
New Paltz: Wallkill River Cleanup by Land from Perrine’s Bridge
Accord: Rondout Creek Cleanup by Kayak
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup by Kayak from Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup by Land from Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access
Kingston Point Park Beach Cleanup and Tree Planting
Saugerties: Ulster Landing County Park and Turkey Point State Forest
Saugerties: Esopus Falls and Saugerties Bay Cleanup by Kayak
Esopus: The Mount Academy & Community Beach (Registration Closed)
Esopus: Lighthouse Park & Esopus Meadows
Beacon: Denning’s Point Cleanup by Zero to Go
Beacon: Waterfront Cleanup with the Beacon Sloop Club
Wappingers Falls: Lower Wappinger Creek Cleanup by Kayak & Canoe
Wappingers Falls:Wappinger Creek Cleaup by Land (Registration Closed)
Poughkeepsie: Casperkill Creek Cleanup from Vassar College
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Shoreline Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Fall Kill by Land
Red Hook: Tivoli North Bay Shoreline Cleanup by Canoe & Rowboat
Red Hook: Recreation Park Tree Planting with Trees for Tribs (Registration Closed)
Annandale-on-Hudson: Saw Kill Creek by Canoe Cleanup (Registration Closed)
Hudson: Greenport Conservation Area Cleanup
Hudson: Middleground Flats
Germantown: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup by Land from Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park
Stuyvesant Landing, Swyer Preserve and Stuyvesant Falls
Stuyvesant: Nutten Hook Cleanup
Castleton-on-Hudson: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup
Rensselaer: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup by Land or Kayak
Troy: John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve Cleanup + Trail Maintenance
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SWEEP
Help Riverkeeper grow our membership through our Sweep Crowdrise campaign! By building your own team or joining an existing one, you can demonstrate your Sweep leadership and encourage your neighbors and network to support Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries. Folks who donate using Crowdrise will become Riverkeeper members; the more members we have standing with us, the more we can accomplish together. Interested in starting a Crowdrise page for your Sweep site? Check out the Crowdrise Fundraising Instructions.
Sweep to Your Brewery!
For the fourth year, Riverkeeper is partnering with New York City and Hudson Valley breweries to host meetups following the Sweep, where participants will be treated to one free beverage on the house (non-alcoholic options available). Brewery partners are still being added, but currently include:
Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 1 p.m. to Midnight
Defiant Brewing Co., Pearl River, Noon to 2a.m.
Mill House Brewing Co., Poughkeepsie, 12p.m.-11 p.m.
Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, 12p.m-12 a.m.
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, 4p.m. to 10 p.m.
Albany Pump Station (CH Evans Brewing Co.), Albany, 11:30 a.m. to 11p.m.
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, Noon to 8 p.m.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, Noon to 6 p.m.
Two-Way Brewing, Beacon, 12p.m.-12a.m.
P&G Restaurant, New Paltz, 11a.m.-10p.m.
North River Hops and Brewing, Wappingers Falls, 11a.m.-9p.m.
Keegan Ales, Kingston, 11:20a.m.-12a.m.
Our 2016 sponsors include the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, JSA Financial, VOS Selections, Ironshore, EILEEN FISHER, E.Gluck/Sprout Watches, the Mid-Hudson Library System, Joe and Daryl Boren and Jill and John Gilbert. Our 2016 partners include Keep Rockland Beautiful, Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Cleanup hosted by the Empire Dragon Boat Team, And North and Zero to Go.