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9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Sweep 2020
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October 17, 2020
100+ Locations from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks

The 9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Sweep 2020

Over the last eight years, we have completed 737 projects along hundreds of miles of shoreline during our annual day of service for the Hudson. The event now extends from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks, with more than 100 projects occurring the same day.

In all, more than 14,000 volunteers have removed 259 tons of debris, planted 2,372 trees and native grasses, and removed tons of invasive species. We look forward to continuing to grow this effort on October 17.

Riverkeeper todos los años organiza una jornada dedicada a la limpieza del río Hudson y sus tributarios. El noveno Sweep annual ha sido reprogramado y esperamos que te unas con nosotros el 17 de octubre. Por favor, consulta nuestra pagina para obtener más información en los meses que viene.

Join us at a project site along the Hudson River or the tributaries for cleanups, invasive species removal, and planting projects. Ways to participate:

  • Organize a project: Is there a park or shoreline in your community in need of a cleanup? Submit the Sweep Leader Interest Form and we will reach out with more information about organizing your own project for Saturday, October 17.
  • Volunteer: Interested in pitching in? Submit the Volunteer Interest Form to receive updates about volunteering on Sweep day.


Help us reduce the amount of trash entering our waterways
Evaluate your household’s use of single-use plastics with our Household Plastic Use Tracking Activity

Send in your memories of past Sweeps
We love to receive photos of past Sweep projects and share them on social media. If you’re so inspired, send us pics and share some thoughts on the theme of “Why I Sweep.”

Help shape the future of the Hudson and its tributaries
Work to develop and share your vision for our waterways with our Future Waters activity.

Are you an educator interested in collaborating with us for a virtual classroom visit or river-centered activities? Email

Sweep Program Sponsors:
Sweep Sponsors 2020

Sweep Site Sponsors: Century Aggregates and Atlas Industries

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