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Save the Date: 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Riverkeeper Sweep 3-3
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When:
May 6, 2017
Where:
Locations throughout NYC and the Hudson River Valley

Riverkeeper Sweep 3-3
Our 6th annual day of service for the Hudson River will be returning this spring on Saturday, May 6, 2017. We are excited to continue growing this event, and hope you will join us to make this the biggest Riverkeeper Sweep yet.

At the 2016 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,200 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 48 tons of debris, and plant or maintain 836 trees and native grasses. This year, as we reflect on the impact of the first five Sweeps (a combined 164 tons of shoreline debris removed), we are also looking to the future. We plan to expand the Sweep in 2017 by partnering with more communities, schools, businesses, and organizations than ever.

Interested in getting involved? Here are a few opportunities to join the 2017 Riverkeeper Sweep:

ORGANIZE A CLEANUP OR OTHER SERVICE PROJECT
Consider organizing a cleanup in your community. Check out the List of 2016 Sweep of Sites. If there’s an additional project you want to see included, you can sign up to lead in 2017. Riverkeeper relies on local volunteers to organize cleanups, with our support and assistance. So please take a look at the needs in your community, talk to your organization or your friends, and plan to organize a project. Sign up on our Sweep Leader Interest Form and Contact Jen Benson or Sarah Womer at sweep@riverkeeper.org for more information.

SPONSOR THE SWEEP
For businesses, we have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Affiliate your business or brand with the biggest day of service for the Hudson River to help maximize the impact. Please contact Sarah Womer at (914) 478-4501 x222 or swomer@riverkeeper.org for more information.

VOLUNTEER
For those of you who would like to get involved as volunteers, rather than organizers or sponsors, fantastic! We need you. Stay tuned, and in the coming months, we’ll connect willing volunteers to the sites that need attention. Opt-in to Riverkeeper Sweep Volunteer Updates.

(Annsville Creek, Riverkeeper Swep 2016, Photo: Hudson River Expeditions)

(Annsville Creek, Riverkeeper Swep 2016, Photo: Hudson River Expeditions)

(Flushing Bay, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016. Photo: S. Dixon)

(Flushing Bay, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016. Photo: S. Dixon)

(Annsville Preserve, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016, Photo: G. Chambers)

(Annsville Preserve, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016, Photo: G. Chambers)

(Casperkill Creek, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016, Photo: D. Shapley)

(Casperkill Creek, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016, Photo: D. Shapley)

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