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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
To Attend:
Find a location near you and register

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 >

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 (link coming soon)
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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