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13th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

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May 4, 2024: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Locations throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley

Sweep 2024

Sweep 2024 mapJoin us for the 13th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson. With your help, we aim to reach new communities, engage new volunteers, and restore additional stretches of shoreline. Is there a location in your community in need of cleanup, removal of invasive plants, or another type of restoration project?

Last year we worked at 125 locations, and we can’t wait to do it again.

Here are ways to get involved:

    • Organize a project. Interested in leading a project at a park or shoreline in your community? Submit the Sweep Leader Interest Form and we’ll reach out with more information about next steps.
    • Volunteer. Interested in registering for a site? Find a location near you and register here>
      (See also partner locations below)
    • Be a sponsor. Do you own a business interested in helping restore the Hudson River? Email me at [email protected] for more information about sponsoring the 2024 Riverkeeper Sweep.
    • Sweep Expansion. We are making Sweep a year-round program, and plan to organize several more projects per month. These projects will have a special focus on invasive species removal and tree planting. Do you have a vegetation project in mind or know someone who is interested in leading one? Please let us know of your interest on the Sweep Expansion Interest Form.

Over the last 12 years, Sweep leaders have completed 1,199 service projects, bringing together thousands of volunteers from NYC to the Adirondacks to clean up 355 tons of debris, and plant or maintain 7,130 native plants. This incredible effort is made possible by the generosity of our members, sponsors, and supporters. If you would like to support the continued growth of the Riverkeeper Sweep, please consider making a donation. Contributions of any amount are meaningful.

Find a location near you and register here >

The following are cleanup sites that need more volunteers:
ALBANY – Albany: Corning Preserve Riverfront Park Cleanup (May 5)
ALBANY – Albany: Tivoli Lake Preserve Cleanup
BROOKLYN: Erie Basin Park Cleanup
BROOKLYN – Red Hook: Valentino Pier Cleanup
BRONX – Bronx Park Cleanup
BRONX – City Island, Hutchinson River Cleanup
Columbia County, Germantown – Germantown River Sweep Cleanup
COLUMBIA – Hudson: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park Cleanup
COLUMBIA – Stuyvesant: Ice House Road/Nutten Hook Cleanup Project
COLUMBIA – Stuyvesant: Nutten Hook Cleanup
COLUMBIA – Stuyvesant: SandBar Park – Stuyvesant Falls Cleanup
COLUMBIA – Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Landing Cleanup
COLUMBIA – Stuyvesant: Swyer Preserve Cleanup
DUTCHESS – Beacon: Beacon Waterfront and Riverfront Park Cleanup
DUTCHESS – Beacon: Long Dock Park, Klara Sauer Trail Cleanup
DUTCHESS – Tivoli: Tivoli Sweep
GREENE COUNTY – Athens: Brandow Point Cleanup
GREENE – Athens: Cohotate Preserve Cleanup
MANHATTAN- Inwood: Inwood Canoe Club Cleanup
MANHATTAN – Lower East Side: John V. Lindsay Park Cleanup
MANHATTAN – Washington Heights: Plastic Waste Audit
NEW YORK – Manhattan: 10 Mile Playground (West 148th Street) Cleanup
NEW YORK – Manhattan: Northern Inwood Hill Park
NEW YORK CITY – Manhattan: Randall’s Island Park Alliance Cleanup
NYC-STATEN ISLAND, Rosebank – Alice Austen Park, Buono Beach Cleanup
ORANGE – Highlands/Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park Cleanup
ORANGE – Montgomery: Rt 416/ Canning Road – Wallkill River Cleanup
ORANGE – New Windsor: Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point Cleanup
PUTNAM – Mahopac: Sycamore Park, Long Pond Watershed, Dixon Lake Cleanup
QUEENS – College Point: Barge Beach Cleanup
QUEENS – Flushing Bay: World’s Fair Marina Cleanup
ROCKLAND – Upper Nyack : 9W Cleanup north of Christian Herald Rd Cleanup
ULSTER – Esopus: Sleightsburgh Park Cleanup
ULSTER – Gardiner: Climate Smart Gardiner Annual Riverkeeper Sweep
ULSTER – Saugerties: Lower Esopus and Saugerties Bay by Kayak Cleanup
WARREN – Queensbury: Twin Channels Cleanup
WASHINGTON – Fort Edward: Underwood Park Sweep
WASHINGTON – Hudson Falls: Wheelabrator Sweep Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Point Park Cleanup with Ferry Sloops
WESTCHESTER – Hastings: River Glen Cove & MacEachron Park Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – New Rochelle: Glen Island Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Ossining: Sing Sing Kill Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Sleepy Hollow: Horan’s Landing Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Tuckahoe: Parkway Oval Cleanup
WESTCHESTER – Verplank: Verplank Waterfront and Lake Meahagh Cleanup

KINGS COUNTY, Brooklyn : Bushwick Inlet Park Invasives Removal Project
WESTCHESTER – Bedford: Invasive Plant Removal and Biodiversity Enhancement

ORANGE COUNTY – Newburgh – Tree Planting near Quassaick Creek
ROCKLAND – Tappan: Tappan Reformed Church Tree Planting Project

HYBRID PROJECTS (Combinations of different projects)
BRONX – Drew Community Garden Stewardship Project
BROOKLYN – East New York: UCC Youth Farm Cleanup and Tree Care Project
COLUMBIA – Hillsdale: Roeliff Jansen Park Stewardship Project
DUTCHESS – Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff: Rhinecliff Dock Stewardship Projects
ORANGE – Cornwall-on-Hudson: Donahue Memorial Prk Cleanup/Invasives Removal
ORANGE – Newburgh: South Street Park/Waterfront Cleanup & Invasives Removal
RENSSELAER – Castleton-on-Hudson: Riverfront Park Stewardship Projects
Ulster – Esopus: Perrine Bridge Park Cleanup and Maintenance
ULSTER – High Falls: Rondout Creek Cleanup and Invasive Species Removal
WARREN -Johnsburg: Riverfront Park Cleanup and Native Vegetation Planting

Please also consider and register for these Sweep locations with our partners: 
BRONX – Bronx Forest: Burke Ave Bridge Cleanup with NYC Parks Super Stewards and Teddy Bear Project
BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Bridge Park Cleanup
BROOKLYN – Coney Island : Kaiser Park Coastal Cleanup with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and Coney Island Beautification Project
QUEENS – Maspeth: Plank Road Public Shoreline Cleanup with Newtown Creek Alliance
SARATOGA – South Glens Falls: Betar Byway Cleanup with Common Roots Brewing
STATEN ISLAND – Oakwood Beach Cleanup and Invasive Species Removal with NYC H2O
WESTCHESTER – Croton: Quaker Bridge Road Invasive Species Removal with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
WESTCHESTER – Irvington: North of Main Street Invasive Plant Removal, Native Vegetation Planting, and Cleanup with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
WESTCHESTER – North Irvington: West Sunnyside Lane Invasive Plant Removal, Native Vegetation Planting, and Cleanup with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
WESTCHESTER – White Plains – Bronx River Reservation Cleanup with Westchester Parks Foundation
WESTCHESTER – Yonkers: Tibbetts Brook Park Invasive Plant Removal and Cleanup with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Riverkeeper Sweep Brewery Partnership
Riverkeeper is proud to partner with 20+ breweries around New York City and the Hudson Valley. Our brewery partners are generously giving a free beverage for each 21+ volunteer. Volunteers will receive a beverage coupon that they will present to the participating breweries after Sweep!

Check out the list of participating breweries and their Saturday taproom hours:

Browns Brewing Company, 417 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, 12PM-11PM
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, 444 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523, 12PM-10PM
Common Roots Foundation, 58 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls, NY, 12PM-10PM
Defiant Brewing Co., 6 East Dexter Plaza, Pearl River New York 10965, 12PM-12AM
Gun Hill Publick House, 68 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, 1PM-10PM
Here Coffee + Beer, 20 Main St., Ossining, NY 10562, 7AM-10PM
Hudson Brewing Company, 99 S 3rd St, Hudson, NY 12534, 12PM-10PM
Hudson Valley Brewery, 7 East Main Street, Beacon, NY, 12508, 12PM-10PM 
Industrial Arts Brewing Co., 511 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY 12508, 12PM-8PM 
Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James Street, Kingston NY 12401, 2PM-10PM
Kings County Brewers Collective, 381 Troutman Street, Brooklyn 11237, 12PM-12AM 
Kingston Standard Brewing Co., 22 Jansen Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, 12PM – 9PM
Mill House Brewing Co., 289 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 11AM-10PM 
Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 Colden St, Newburgh, NY 12550, 12PM-10PM 
Other Half Brewing, 195 Centre Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, 10AM-12AM 
P&G’s, 91 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, 11AM-10PM
Plan Bee Farm Brewery, 115 Underhill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, 12PM-6PM 
Rare Form Brewing Company, 90 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180, 1PM-10PM
Sing Sing Kill Brewery, 75 Spring St, Ossining, NY 10562, 12PM-11PM
Suarez Family Brewery, 2278 U.S. 9, Hudson, NY 12534, 12PM-6PM
Two Way Brewing Company, 18 West Main St, Beacon, New York 12508, 12PM-10PM
West Kill Supply, 602 Broadway, Unit 2, Kingston NY 12401, 12PM-10PM

2024 Sweep Sponsors:

2024 Sweep Sponsors
2024 Sweep Site sponsors: Guardian, Century Aggregates/Bonded Concrete, Old Souls, Ultrafabrics, and Atlas Industries

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