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2014 Riverkeeper Sweep

Riverkeeper Sweep
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May 10, 2014
Throughout the Hudson Valley

The 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep was our biggest day of service yet! More than 1,900 volunteers participated at 82 project sites, and removed more than 31 tons of trash from the shorelines of the Hudson River Estuary and its tributaries!

The 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep, our third-annual day of service for the Hudson River estuary, will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014. RAIN OR SHINE!

Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Park Alliance will host a special invitation-only kickoff event to restore a rare pocket of wildlife habitat in Manhattan at Randall’s Island Park on Friday, May 9.

The Riverkeeper Sweep connects volunteers to dozens of shoreline cleanups, tree-plantings and other service projects. It is the signature New York event in the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota, and designed to connect people to their waterways. See all our sponsors.

Register now! Registered volunteers are eligible for raffle prizes and a ticket to Sweep to Your Brewery for a free beverage after the event.

Sweep Project Sites

Click to register for any of nearly 80 service project sites. (If you are interested in an event that is not yet linked to a registration page, please check back soon.)

Hudson River Park
Riverside Park
East River Park
Harlem River Park
Harlem River: Inwood’s North Cove
Randall’s Island (Friday Kickoff event-invitation only)
Randall’s Island (Saturday)

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Registration full)
Bushwick Inlet Park
Williamsburg: Grand Ferry Park
Greenpoint: Waterfront at Java and India Sts
Red Hook: Valentino Park
Coney Island: Kaiser Park (Canceled)

Astoria Park
College Point: Powell’s Cove
Flushing Bay
Flushing Meadows: Willow Lake at Corona Park (POSTPONED to 5/17)
Long Island City: Newtown Creek at HarborLab Launch POSTPONED to 5/17
Long Island City: Gantry Plaza State Park
Long Island City: Hallet’s Cove
Jackson Heights: Tree maintenance

Starlight Park
College of Mount Saint Vincent

Faber Park (Canceled)

Englewood Cliffs: Bloomer’s Beach at Palisades Interstate Park

Yonkers: Hudson River waterfront
Dobbs Ferry: The Landing
Dobbs Ferry: Wickers Creek
Irvington: Scenic Hudson & Matthiessen Parks
Tarrytown: Pierson Park
Sleepy Hollow: Kingsland Point County Park
Sleepy Hollow: Patriot’s Park
Sleepy Hollow: Pocantico River (POSTPONED to 5/17)
Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod’s Landing
Briarcliff Manor: Scarborough Park
Ossining: Sing Sing Kill and Old Croton Aqueduct Cleanup
Ossining: “Lost Beach”
Croton Point Park (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with L.L. Bean)
Croton Point Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with Ferry Sloops)
Croton Point Park (BYO kayak/canoe)
Croton-to-Ossining (Canceled)
Cortlandt: Oscawana Island (not open to public)
Peekskill: Travis Cove
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park

Piermont Pier
Nyack Memorial Park
Haverstraw Beach

Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock (including BYO kayak/canoe)
Cornwall Landing (Canceled)
Cornwall: Route 218/Storm King Highway
New Windsor: Plum Point
Newburgh: Muchattoes Lake
Newburgh: Hudson River waterfront
Montgomery: Wallkill River

Garrisons Landing and Arden Point
Cold Spring: Dockside Park
Cold Spring: Foundry Dock Park
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point

High Falls: Tree-Planting on Coxing Kill
Rondout Creek at Accord and Alligerville
Esopus: Lighthouse Park
Kingston/Ulster: Lower Esopus Creek
Ulster Landing Sojourner Truth County Park

Beacon Waterfront
Beacon: Dennings Point State Park
Wappingers Falls: Wappinger Creek
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park
Poughkeepsie: Fallkill Creek
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park and Point
Staatsburg: Mills Norrie State Park service projects
Tivoli North Bay (BYO kayak/canoe)
Tivoli South Bay (restricted to Bard College students)

Athens: Middle Ground Flats

Germantown: Lasher Memorial Park
Hudson: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Stuyvesant: Nutten Hook
Stockport: Station Road Boat Launch

Hudson River and Rensselaer Boat Launch (BYO kayak/canoe)
Corning Preserve, Albany

Port Washington

Sweep Sponsors

Riverkeeper Sweep is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event, presented nationally by Toyota. Sponsors in 2014 include the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Toyota, EILEEN FISHER, Paragon Sports, Sprout Watches, JSA Financial, L.L. Bean, Pleasant Valley Stone, the Green Schools Alliance, Mother Earth’s Storehouse, 1800-GOT-JUNK New City and these individuals: Joe and Daryl Boren; Sean Eldridge and Chris Hughes; and John and Jill Gilbert.

Sweep Service Partners

Metro North Railroad, American Rivers, Bridgestone, Williams Home and Lumber Centers, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Keep Rockland Beautiful, SeaTow Central Hudson, Coastal Preservation Network, the Empire Dragon Boat Team, Poughkeepsie, Tarrytown, Ossining and Sleepy Hollow.

Sweep to Your Brewery

For the second year, Riverkeeper is partnering with New York City and Hudson Valley breweries to host meetups following the Sweep, where participants will be treated to one free beverage on the house (non-alcoholic options available).

Incentives for Volunteers

Waterproof Sprout Watch
Prizes will be raffled to registered volunteers and/or Sweep leaders who participate on the day of the Sweep, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Prizes include $300 gift certificate from New York Kayak Co., as well as great offerings by Hudson River Expeditions, Storm King Adventure Tours, Hudson River Recreation and Trinity Cruises. Volunteers who join Riverkeeper as members at registration are also eligible to win one of 10 waterproof Sprout Watches, valued at $75.

Resources for Sweep Leaders

Riverkeeper is working with nearly 100 volunteer Sweep leaders throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley to coordinate service projects at about 75 locations. If you are a leader, check out these resources for Sweep leaders.

If you are interested in supporting the 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep, please contact Dan at 914-478-4501 x226 or [email protected].

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