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May 5, 2018
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Riverkeeper Sweep 2018

Join Riverkeeper for the 7th Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries! Over the last 6 years, we have had 495 projects across hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. Since the 2011 inception of the Riverkeeper Sweep, 10,000 volunteers have removed 191 tons of debris, planted 2,228 trees and native grasses, and removed tons of invasive species.

Browse below to find a Sweep site near you or text SWEEP to 21333 to receive important updates about the event (Msg & data rates may apply).

2018 Sweep Projects

Brooklyn Bridge Park with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (CLOSED)
Greenpoint: WNYC Transmitter Park Cleanup
Gowanus Canal: Second Avenue Tree Planting and Cleanup
Greenpoint: Meeker Avenue (Penny Bridge) Cleanup, Site Maintenance, and Planting
Greenpoint/Williamsburg: Bushwick Inlet Park Cleanup
Newtown Creek: North Brooklyn Boat Club Cleanup (CLOSED)

South Street Seaport Cleanup
John V. Lindsay East River Park Shoreline Cleanup
Hudson River Park: Pier 51 Cleanup
Riverside Park South: Shoreline Cleanup at 68th Street and Riverside Boulevard
Riverside Park Shoreline Cleanup at 148th Street
Little Red Lighthouse Cleanup and Invasive Species Removal
Manhattan: Dyckman Street Boat Marina Cleanup
Randall’s Island Park Shoreline Cleanup

Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Land and Water
Newtown Creek Dutch Kills Cleanup
Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup
Powell’s Cove Park Coastal Wetlands Cleanup
Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup by Land
Far Rockaway: Jamacia Bay Cleanup in Motts Basin

Concrete Plant Park Cleanup with Bronx River Alliance
College of Mount Saint Vincent Shoreline Cleanup
Soundview Park Cleanup & Site Maintenance with Bronx River Alliance
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Forest Cleanup from Burke Bridge with Bronx River Alliance
Bronx River Cleanup from Shoelace Park with Bronx River Alliance (CLOSED)

Hoboken: Maxwell Beach on Hoboken Cove
Englewood Cliffs: Bloomer Beach Cleanup with the Bank Street School (CLOSED)

Piermont Pier
Nyack: Nyack Memorial Park
Haverstraw Emeline Park Cleanup
Haverstraw: Bowline Park Shoreline Cleanup

Yonkers Waterfront Cleanup, Marsh Repair, and Invasive Species Removal
Hastings-on-Hudson: Waterfront Cleanup (River Glen Cove, MacEachron Park, Kinally Cove
Dobbs Ferry: Waterfront Park Cleanup
Dobbs Ferry: The Landing on the Water Homeowners Association Cleanup (CLOSED)
Scarsdale: Bronx River Trailway Shoreline Cleanup
Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park Cleanup
Tarrytown: Clean ups of Losee and Pierson Parks Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council
Sleepy Hollow: Devries Park Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Douglas Park Cleanup & Maintenance
Sleepy Hollow: Pocantico Creek by Kayak (CLOSED)
Yorktown Heights: Hunter Brook Preserve Tree Planting
Briarcliff Manor: Scarborough Park Cleanup (CLOSED)
Scarborough: Sparta Creek Cleanup at Kemey’s Cove (CLOSED)
Ossining: Engel Park & Harbor Square Shoreline Cleanup
Ossining: Community Storm Drain Stenciling in the Lower Village (RESTRICTED TO OSSINING RESIDENTS)
Croton: I Love My Parks Day Old Croton Aqueduct Cleanup
Croton: Croton Point Park Shoreline Cleanup with Ferry Sloops
Croton Point Beach Shoreline (Northeast Section) Cleanup
Peekskill: Annsville Cleanup by Kayak
Peekskill Riverfront Green Cleanup (CLOSED)
Peekskill Annsville Preserve Park Cleanup by Land

Garrison: Manitou Point Preserve Shoreline Cleanup
Garrison: Garrisons’ Landing & Arden Point Shoreline Cleanup
Putnam Valley: Fahnestock State Park
Cold Spring: Dockside Waterfront Park Cleanup
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Water
Cold Spring: Little Stoney Point Cleanup by Land

Warwick: Wawayanda Creek Cleanup from Veterans Park
Cornwall: Donahue Memorial Park Shoreline Cleanup
Blooming Grove: Schunnemunk State Park Site Maintenance at Otterkill Road and Taylor Road (CLOSED)
New Windsor: Kowanese Unique Area at Plum Point Park & Beach Cleanup
Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park Cleanup, Site Maintenance & Invasive Species Removal
Middletown: Monhagen Brook Cleanup from 41 Dolson Avenue
Montgomery: Wallkill River (from Thomas Memorial Park) Cleanup by Kayak/Canoe
Montgomery/Wallkill: Riverfront Park and Rt. 416 Cleanup
Newburgh: Newburgh Rowing Club-Ward Park Cleanup, Tree Planting, and Site Maintenance
Newburgh: Quassaick Creek Shoreline Cleanup & Invasive Species Removal

Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanups by Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access by Land and Water
New Paltz: Wallkill River from Plain Road Boat Launch River Cleanup by Canoe/Kayak
New Paltz: Wallkill River from Springtown Road Access
Accord: Rondout Creek & Trail Cleanup
High Falls: Rondout Creek (near High Falls) Cleanup
Esopus: The Mount Beach Cleanup (CLOSED)
Esopus: Lighthouse Park and Esopus Meadows Cleanup
Kingston: Kingston Point Park Beach Cleanup
Kingston: Community Clean Sweep
Kingston: Lower Esopus Creek Boat Launch Cleanup by Canoe, Kayak, and Land
Saugerties: Esopus Creek and Hudson River Cleanup by Kayak
Saugerties Lighthouse Shoreline Cleanup

Beacon: Waterfront Cleanup with the Beacon Sloop Club
Beacon Denning’s Point Cleanup
Wappingers Falls: Lower Wappinger Creek to Hudson River Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Fall Kill Creek Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Shoreline Cleanup
Staatsburg: Mills Historic Site Cleanup
Red Hook: Hudson River at Tivoli Landing Cleanup

Albany: Corning Preserve Cleanup by Land or Kayak

Castleton-on-Hudson: Riverfront Park Cleanup
Castleton-on-Hudson: Shoreline Cleanup of Cow Island with Hudson River Foods (CLOSED)
Rensselaer Cleanup and Tree Planting

Germantown: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup by Land from Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park
Hudson: Henry Hudson Riverfont Park with the Hudson Sloop Club (CLOSED)
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Landing, Swyer Preserve, and Nutten Hook Cleanups
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Falls Sandbar Park Cleanup

Catskill: Dutchman’s Landing Cleanup
Athens: The Willows (Brandow Point) Cleanup
Coxsackie: Shoreline Cleanup at the Coxsackie Boat Launch

Schuylerville: Fort Hardy Park Cleanup
Schuylerville: Old Canal Cleanup by Land and Water

Sushan: Georgi Museum and Park Cleanup with the Battenkill Conservancy
Fort Edward: Middle Falls Kayak Launch Cleanup with the Battenkill Conservancy
Fort Edward: Cleanup from 123 Fort Miller Road with the Battenkill Conservancy

Johnsburg: Hudson River from Railroad Place

Sweep to Your Brewery!
For the sixth 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). Brewery partners are still being added, but currently, include:

Albany Pump Station (CH Evans Brewing Co.), Albany, 11:30 a.m. to 11p.m.
Angry Orchard, Walden, 11a.m.-6p.m.
Arrowood Farms, Accord, 12pm-10pm
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, Noon to 6 p.m.
Coogan’s Restaurant, Washington Heights, 11 a.m.-4 a.m.
Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 1 p.m. to Midnight
Crossroads Brewing Company, Catskill, 1 p.m. to Midnight
Defiant Brewing Co., Pearl River, 12p.m. to Midnight
Greenpoint Beer and Ale, Brooklyn, 12p.m.-2a.m.
Gun Hill Brewing Company, Bronx, 12p.m.-12a.m.
Industrial Arts Brewing Co., Garnerville, 1p.m.-9p.m.
Keegan Ales, Kingston, 11:30a.m.-Midnight
Kings County Brewers Collective Brooklyn, 12p.m.-11p.m.
Mill House Brewing Company Poughkeepsie, 12p.m.-10:30p.m.
Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, 12p.m-12 a.m.
North River Hops & Brewing, Wappingers Falls, 11a.m.-9p.m.
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, 4p.m. to 10 p.m.
P&G Restaurant, New Paltz, 11a.m.-10p.m.
SingleCut Beersmiths, Astoria, 12p.m.-12a.m.
Sloop Brewing Co., Elizaville, 12p.m.-8p.m.
Suarez Family Brewery, Hudson, 12p.m.-7p.m.
Tapped, Middletown, 11:30am–1am
Transmitter Brewing, Long Island City, Noon-8p.m.
Yard Owl Craft Brewery, New Paltz, 3p.m.-7p.m.
Yonkers Brewing Company, Yonkers,  10a.m.-12a.m.
2 Way Brewing, Beacon, 12 p.m.–12 a.m.
6 Degrees of Separation, Ossining, 12p.m.-10p.m.




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