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Volunteers needed for Earth Month outreach events, water quality sampling, and to document crude oil


Spring is just around the corner… and that means there are lots of ways for you to volunteer with Riverkeeper!

Earth Day Fairs and Festivals: Communities throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City are bringing people together for fairs and festivals the week of April 19-27. Help us be sure that Riverkeeper is represented at these important events. (And if you already plan to attend an Earth Day event in your community, let us know so we can provide you materials.) Sign up to table!

sweep sites as of 3.23
Get Your Community on the Sweep Map: 75 communities (and growing) have signed up to participate in the 3rd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep happening on Saturday, May 10! Last year over 1,400 volunteers helped us to remove 38 tons of debris from our shorelines from NYC to Albany. Registration for volunteers will open soon– but right now we want to make sure your community is on the map. Please sign up to lead a cleanup site by e-mailing Dan and Dana at [email protected].

Citizen Science partners needed for water quality sampling: Our Water Quality Program is seeking volunteers to support our testing on Catskill Creek, the Wallkill River (in the vicinity of New Paltz and Gardiner as well as between Goshen and the New Jersey state line), and on the Rondout Creek around Ellenville. For more information, contact Jen Epstein at [email protected].

Photographs needed of crude oil trains in your community. Millions of gallons of crude oil are being moved through the Hudson Valley by barge, ship and train. Riverkeeper has launched a campaign to protect the river and our communities from crude oil spills that have had a destructive impact along the route of this “virtual pipeline.” We need your help to document oil trains moving through your community by taking photos (or videos). Learn more!

You can also take action on crude oil transport by visiting our online action center.

I look forward to working together this spring!

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