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Join us for the 8th annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Join the Riverkeeper Sweep, May 4!
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May 4, 2019
100+ Locations from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks

Riverkeeper Sweep

Join us for the 8th annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries! Over the last 7 years, we have had 615 projects along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. Since the inception of the Riverkeeper Sweep in 2011, 12,000 volunteers have removed 228 tons of debris, planted 2,228 trees and native grasses, and removed tons of invasive species.

Riverkeeper organiza todos los años una jornada dedicada a la limpieza del río Hudson y sus tributarios. Riverkeeper Sweep se realizará el 4 de mayo. Leér mas en La Voz: A cuidar nuestro río.

Browse below to find a Sweep site near you:

NOTE: If there is a local park or stretch of shoreline not listed, e-mail [email protected] to learn about how you can organize a project.

2019 Sweep Sites

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (CLOSED)
Brooklyn: Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot Site Stewardship and Maintenance
Brooklyn: Grand Ferry Park
Greenpoint: WNYC Transmitter Park Cleanup (Brooklyn)
Greenpoint: Meeker Ave (Penny Bridge) Cleanup, Site Maintenance, and Planting (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn: Manhattan Avenue Street End Cleanup
Brooklyn: North Brooklyn Boat Club Cleanup of Newtown Creek (CLOSED)
Brooklyn: Bushwick Inlet Park Cleanup

Manhattan: Dyckman Street Boat Marina Cleanup
Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park Cleanup
Manhattan: Hudson River Park: Pier 51 Cleanup
Manhattan: John V. Lindsay East River Park Shoreline Cleanup
Manhattan: Little Red Lighthouse Cleanup
Manhattan: Randall’s Island Park Shoreline Cleanup
Manhattan: Riverside Park at 100th Street/Cherry Walk (CLOSED)
Manhattan: Riverside Park North – Shoreline Cleanup at 148th Street
Manhattan: Riverside Park South – Cleanup at 68th Street and Riverside Boulevard
Manhattan: Seaport District Street Cleanup from Titanic Memorial Park

Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup (Queens)
Powell’s Cove Park Coastal Wetlands Cleanup (Queens)
Queens: Jackson Heights Cleanup at 73rd street and 74th Street
Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Land & Water

Bronx: College of Mount Saint Vincent Shoreline Cleanup
Bronx: New York Botanical Gardens Cleanup (CLOSED)
Bronx: Muskrat Cove Cleanup from Woodlawn Metro North Station Parking Lot
Bronx: Paddle and Pick up with Bronx River Alliance from Burke Bridge – Bronx River Forest (Closed)
Bronx: Drew Gardens Cleanup 
Bronx: Bronx River Cleanup from the Bronx Zoo (CLOSED)

Staten Island: Conference House Park Shoreline Cleanup

Englewood Cliffs: Bloomer Beach Cleanup with the Bank Street School (CLOSED)
Edgewater: Community Cleanup with the Edgewater Colony (CLOSED)
Hoboken Cove Boathouse – Maxwell Place Park Beach Cleanup (CLOSED)

Haverstraw: Bowline Point Park Cleanup
Nyack: Memorial Park Riverfront Cleanup
Piermont: Piermont Pier Cleanup
Stony Point: Iona Island Cleanup (Closed)
Nyack: Hook Mountain State Park
Garnerville: Minisceongo Creek Cleanup

Bronxville: Scout Field Cleanup
Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Point Park Shoreline Cleanup with Ferry Sloops
Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Point Beach Shoreline (Northeast Section) Cleanup by Land with L.L.Bean
Croton-on-Hudson: The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park I Love My Parks Day Cleanup
Dobbs Ferry: Waterfront Park Cleanup
Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park Cleanup
Hastings-on-Hudson: Waterfront Cleanup (River Glen Cove, MacEachron Park, Kinally Cove)
Ossining: Engel Park & Henry Gourdine Park Shoreline Cleanup
Ossining: Cleanup of Sing Sing Kill from Dale Cemetery
Pleasantville: Rockefeller State Park Preserve I Love My Parks Day Project
Peekskill: Annsville Creek Cleanup by Kayak
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park Cleanup by Land
Peekskill: Travis Cove at Charles Point Park Shoreline Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Devries Park Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Pocantico River (CLOSED)
Sleepy Hollow: Douglass Park (CLOSED)
Tuckahoe: Parkway Oval Park
White Plains: Bronx River Trash Boom Cleanup with Westchester Parks Foundation
Yonkers Waterfront Cleanup + Marsh Maintenance + Invasive Removal

Cold Spring: Dockside Park Cleanup
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Land
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Water
Garrison: Garrison’s Landing and Arden Point Cleanup

Beacon: Denning’s Point Cleanup
Beacon: Riverfront Park Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Shoreline Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park Cleanup
Staatsburg: Mills Historic Site Cleanup
Tivoli: Cleanup of the Hudson River at Tivoli Landing
Wappingers Falls: Lower Wappinger Creek Cleanup by Kayak/Canoe and Land

Blooming Grove: Schunnemunk State Park Site Maintenance at Otterkill Road and Taylor Road
Cornwall: Donahue Memorial Park
Cornwall: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (Outdoor Discovery Center)
Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park
Newburgh: Shoreline Cleanup, Tree Plantings, and Community Potluck Breakfast at Ward Park
New Windsor: Quassaick Creek Shoreline Cleanup
New Windsor: Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point Park & Beach Cleanup
Walden: Cleanup at Riverfront Park and Rt. 416 near Walden Elementary School
Warwick: Wawayanda Creek Cleanup from Veterans Memorial Park

Accord: Rondout Creek Cleanup by Land and Water on the Kerhonkson Rail Trail
Esopus: The Mount Community Beach (CLOSED)
Esopus: Lighthouse Park and Esopus Meadows Cleanup
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup from Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access by water (canoe & kayak)
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup by Land from Majestic Park by Land
High Falls: Rondout Creek (near High Falls) Cleanup
Kingston: Kingston Point Park Beach Cleanup
Kingston: Rondout Creek from A Day a Way Kayak Rental with Clean Creek
Kingston: Lower Esopus Creek Boat Launch Cleanup by Land and Water
New Paltz: Wallkill cleanup Land and Water River Sojourner Truth Boat Landing
Port Ewen: Riverview Cove Cleanup (CLOSED)
Saugerties: Turkey Point and Ulster Landing Cleanup
Saugerties: Esopus Creek/Saugerties Bay by Kayak
Saugerties: Cleanup at Saugerties Lighthouse
Town of Wallkill 9th Annual Community Clean Sweep
Wawarsing: Rondout Creek between Foordmore Road and Port Ben

Germantown: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup by Land from Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park
Hudson: Greenport Conservation Area Cleanup
Hudson: Cleanup and Site Maintenance Project at the Everett Nack Estuary Education Center
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Falls Sandbar Park Cleanup
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Landing, Swyer Preserve and Nutten Hook Cleanups

Albany: Corning Preserve by Land and Kayak
Preston Hollow: Trees for Tributaries planting and maintenance project at Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park

Castleton-on-Hudson: Riverfront Park Cleanup and Site Maintenance
Rensselaer: Hilton Park and Boat Ramp Cleanup and Tree Planting

Catskill: Dutchman’s Landing Cleanup
Coxsackie: Shoreline Cleanup at the Coxsackie Boat Launch

Queensbury: Big Boom Cleanup at 57 Channels Road by Water


Sweep to your brewery!

For the seventh year, Riverkeeper is partnering with New York City and Hudson Valley breweries, cideries, and restaurants to host meetups following the Sweep, where participants will be treated to one free beverage on the house (non-alcoholic options available). Brewery partners are still being added, but currently, include:

Albany Pump Station (CH Evans Brewing Co.), Albany, 11:30 am to 11pm
Angry Orchard, Walden, 11am-6pm
Arrowood Farm Brewery, Accord, 12pm-10pm
Arrowood Farm Brewery Outpost, New Paltz, 12pm-11pm
Bronx Brewery, Bronx, 12pm-8pm
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, 12pm-12am
Brooklyn Kura, Brooklyn, 1pm-9pm
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, Noon to 6 pm
Coogan’s Restaurant, Washington Heights, 11 am-4 am
Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 1 pm to Midnight
Crossroads Brewing Company, Catskill, 1 pm to Midnight
Defiant Brewing Co., Pearl River, 12pm to Midnight
Gun Hill Brewing Company, Bronx, 12pm-Midnight
Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon, 2pm-10pm
Hoot Owl, Pine Bush, 11am-11pm
Industrial Arts Brewing Co., Garnerville, 1pm-9pm
Keegan Ales, Kingston, 11:30am-Midnight
Kings County Brewer’s Collective, Brooklyn, 12pm-Midnight
Kings Court Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie, 2pm-10pm
Mill House Brewing Co., Poughkeepsie, 11am-10:30pm
Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, 12pm-Midnight
Obercreek Brewing Company, Wappingers Falls, 11am-5pm
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, 4pm to 10pm
P&G Restaurant, New Paltz, 11am-10pm
Plan Bee Farm Brewery, Poughkeepsie, 12pm-7pm
SingleCut Beersmiths, Astoria, 12pm-12am
Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Ossining, 1pm-11pm
Sloop Brewing Co. at the Barn, Elizaville, 12pm-8pm
Sloop Brewing Co. at the Factory, Fishkill, 12pm-10pm
Strong Rope Brewery, Brooklyn, Noon-Midnight
Suarez Brewing, Hudson, 1pm-6pm
Subversive Malting and Brewing – Beer Cafe, Catskill, 1pm-11pm
Tapped, Middletown, 11:30am-1am
Tryon Public House, Manhattan, 11am-4pm
Yard Owl Craft Brewery, Gardiner, 3pm-7pm
Yonkers Brewing Company, Yonkers, 10am-Midnight
2 Way Brewing Company, Beacon, Noon-Midnight

Learn More:

Sponsors of the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep:

Thank you to our partners, including:

North Brooklyn Boat Club, Friends of +Pool, Friends of Inwood Hill Park, Ferry Sloops, Hudson River Expeditions, Ossining Cub Scouts Pack 83, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, Newburgh Rowing Club, Cold Spring Lion’s Club Capital District Volunteers, River Haggie Outdoors, New York State Water Resources Institute, Rensselaer Residents Against Toxic Dumping, Girl Scouts (Inwood), Friends of Manhattan Avenue Street End Park, Peekskill High School Environmental Club, Bronxville High School, Haverstraw Center, The Mount Academy, Town of Esopus, Village of High Falls, NY, Cornwall Girl Scouts, Phi Theta Kappa of Orange County Community College, Climate Smart Gardiner, Mid-Hudson Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club, Rondout Creek Watershed Alliance, Friends of Mine Dock Park, Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance, Girl Scout Troop 2032, Little Stony Point Citizen’s Association, Town of Rochester ECC,Town of Blooming Grove Conservancy Advisory Commission, Beacon Sloop Club, Stuyvesant Pathways, Coxsackie Earth Day

2019 Riverkeeper Sweep Partners

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