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Save the Date: 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

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When:
May 6, 2017
Where:
Locations throughout NYC and the Hudson River Valley

Designed by Jenna Corti, SUNY New Paltz

Our 6th Annual day of service for the Hudson River will be returning this spring on Saturday, May 6, 2017. You can now register to volunteer at one of over 90 Sweep projects across the Hudson Valley and New York City. Simply click on your choice of sites below.

At the 2016 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,200 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 48 tons of debris, and plant or maintain 836 trees and native grasses. This year, as we reflect on the impact of the first five Sweeps (a combined 164 tons of shoreline debris removed), we are also looking to the future. We plan to expand the Sweep in 2017 by partnering with more communities, schools, businesses, and organizations than ever.

VOLUNTEER
Register at one of over 90 Sweep projects below!

Sweep Project Sites

BRONX
College of Mount Saint Vincent Shoreline Cleanup
Bronx River Cleanup with Bronx River Alliance from Shoelace Park-RESCHEDULED
Concrete Plant Park Cleanup-RESCHEDULED
Trash Boom with Bronx River Alliance-RESCHEDULED
Bronx River with New York Boatnical Garden-Registration Closed

MANHATTAN
Little Red Lighthouse Park Cleanup
Hudson River Park: Gansevoort Peninsula Shoreline Cleanup
John V. Lindsay East River Park Shoreline Cleanup
Stuyvesant Cove Park: Park Maintenance + Gardening-Registration Closed
Riverside Park Cherry Walk Shoreline Cleanup ***SUNDAY, MAY 7***
Randall’s Island Park Shoreline Cleanup

Hudson River Park: Gansevoort Peninsula Shoreline Cleanup

QUEENS
Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup by Land
Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup hosted by the Empire Dragon Boat Team
Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Canoe
Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Land

BROOKLYN
Newtown Creek with North Brooklyn Boat Club-Registration Closed
Newtown Creek Meeker Avenue Street End with Newtown Creek Alliance
Bushwick: Bushwick Inlet Park Cleanup + Planting
Greenpoint: WNYC Transmitter Park Cleanup
Gowanus: Gowanus Canal Conservancy Tree Stewardship
Williamsburg: East River State Park Cleanup
Valentino Park Cleanup in Red Hook
Brooklyn Bridge Park-Registration Closed
Bush Terminal Piers Marsh Planting
Plumb Beach with NYC H20

NEW JERSEY
Englewood Cliffs: Bloomer’s Beach Cleanup- Registration Closed
Maxwell Beach on Hoboken Cove

ROCKLAND COUNTY
Haverstraw: Emeline Park Greenline Trail Cleanup **Saturday, May 13***
Piermont Pier Cleanup
Haverstraw: Black Beach Shoreline Cleanup
Haverstraw: Bowline Park by Land & Boat
Nyack: Memorial Park Riverfront Cleanup with Nyack Boat Charter

WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Yonkers Waterfront Cleanup & Marsh Repair
Scarsdale: Bronx River Parkway Shoreline Cleanup
Hastings: Waterfront Shoreline Cleanup
Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park & Matthiessen Park Cleanups
Irvington: VE Macy Park Invasive Species Removal
Dobbs Ferry: The Landing Homeowners Association-Registration Closed
Dobbs Ferry: Waterfront Park Cleanup with Family Services of Westchester and the Dobbs Ferry Conservation Advisory Board
Sleepy Hollow: Pocantico River by Kayak-Registration Closed
Sleepy Hollow: Devries Park Cleanup
Sleepy Hollow: Douglas Park
Briarcliff Manor: Scarborough Park Shoreline Cleanup by Land-Registration Closed
Ossining: Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park Cleanup
Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Point Beach Shoreline Cleanup by Land with L.L. Bean
Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Point Park Shoreline Cleanup (9am with Ferry Sloops)
Montrose: George’s Island Park Cleanup
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park Cleanup-Registration Closed
Peekskill: Annsville Creek Cleanup by Kayak
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park Cleanup by Land
Yorktown Heights: Hunter Brook Preserve Tree Planting and Vine Cutting

PUTNAM COUNTY
Garrison: Manitou Shoreline Cleanup
Garrison: Arden Point Cleanup
Cold Spring: Dockside Waterfront park Cleanup
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Land
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point Cleanup by Water
Cold Spring: Hudson River Shoreline & Marsh Cleanup by Kayak with Kayak the Liquid Skies **April 23**

ORANGE COUNTY
Middletown: Wallkill River Cleanup by Water
Middletown: Monhagen Brook Cleanup from ShopRite Plaza
Harriman State Park: Beaver Pond Campground Cleanup
Montgomery: Wallkill River Cleanup (Montgomery to Walden)
Newburgh: South Street Park Cleanup
Newburgh: People’s Waterfront
Newburgh: Ward Brothers Park Cleanup with Newburgh Rowing Club
New Windsor: Quassaick Creek Shoreline Cleanup
New Windsor: Plum Point Park & Beach Cleanup
Warwick: Stanley Deming Park Cleanup
Cornwall: Donahue Memorial Park Shoreline Cleanup
Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park Cleanup by Land and Kayak (or canoe)

ULSTER COUNTY
New Paltz: Wallkill River Cleanup by water from Sojourner Truth Park
New Paltz: Wallkill River Cleanup by land at Sojourner Truth Park
New Paltz: Trees for Tribs Planting at Sojourner Truth Park
Accord: Rondout Creek Cleanup by Kayak
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup by Kayak from Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access
Gardiner: Wallkill River Cleanup by Land from Farmer’s Turnpike Fishing Access
Esopus: Lighthouse Park and Esopus Meadows Cleanup
Saugerties: Ulster Landing County Park and Turkey Point State Forest
Saugerties: Esopus Falls and Saugerties Bay Cleanup by Kayak
Saugerties: Saugerties Lighthouse
Kingston Point Park Beach Cleanup
Esopus: The Mount Academy & Community Beach-Registration Closed

DUTCHESS COUNTY
Poughkeepsie: Fall Kill along Verazzano Boulevard-Registration Closed
Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory
Poughkeepsie: Fall Kill from Children’s Museum/Upper Landing Park-Registration Closed
Poughkeepsie: Malcolm X Park with Vassar Environmental Cooperative
Poughkeepsie: Brookside Avenue & West Oakley Street with Vassar Environmental Cooperative
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Shoreline Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park
Red Hook: Tivoli Landing Hudson River Cleanup
Beacon: Denning’s Point Cleanup
Beacon: Waterfront Cleanup with the Beacon Sloop Club
Wappingers Falls: Lower Wappinger Creek Cleanup by Kayak & Canoe
Wappingers Falls: Wappingers Creek by Land-Registration Closed

RENSSELAER COUNTY
Castleton-on-Hudson: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Hudson: Greenport Conservation Area Cleanup
Hudson: North Bay Cleanup
Germantown: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup by Land from Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Landing Cleanup, Swyer Preserve, Nutten Hook Cleanup
Stuyvesant: Stuyvesant Falls and Sandbar Park Cleanup

GREENE COUNTY
Coxsackie: Riverside Park Shoreline Cleanup 

SARATOGA COUNTY

Schuylerville: Fort Hardy Park Cleanup

WARREN COUNTY
North Creek: Hudson River Shoreline Cleanup from Old River Road

RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SWEEP
Help Riverkeeper grow our membership through our Sweep Crowdrise campaign! By building your own team or joining an existing one, you can demonstrate your Sweep leadership and encourage your neighbors and network to support Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries. Folks who donate using Crowdrise will become Riverkeeper members; the more members we have standing with us, the more we can accomplish together. Interested in starting a Crowdrise page for your Sweep site? Check out the Crowdrise Fundraising Instructions.

2017 Riverkeeper Sweep on Crowdrise

Sweep to Your Brewery!
For the fifth 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.
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, Noon to 8 p.m.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, Noon to 6 p.m.
Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 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.
The Guilded Otter, New Paltz, 11:30am to 10:30pm
Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon, 2p.m.-10p.m.
Industrial Arts Brewing Company, 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 and Brewing, Wappingers Falls, 11a.m.-9p.m.
Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, 12p.m.-10p.m.
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, 4p.m. to 10 p.m.
Plan Bee Farm Brewery, Poughkeepsie, 12PM-5PM
P&G Restaurant, New Paltz, 11a.m.-10p.m.
SingleCut Beersmiths, Astoria, 12p.m.-12a.m.
Suarez Family Brewery, Hudson, 12p.m.-7p.m.
Transmitter Brewing, Long Island City, Noon-8p.m.
Two-Way Brewing, Beacon, 12p.m.-Midnight
Yard Owl Craft Brewery, New Paltz, 3p.m.-7p.m.
Yonkers Brewing Company, Yonkers 10a.m.-12a.m.

SWEEP SPONSORS
2017 sponsors include: Adams Fairacre Farms, The Angry Orchard, Avangrid Foundation, EILEEN FISHER, JSA, Ironshore, MEC, Orvis and The Patricia Nelson and Charles Matkowski Charitable Fund. If your company is interested in sponsoring the 2017 Riverkeeper Sweep, please e-mail Kristie Nilsson at knilsson@riverkeeper.org or call 914-478-4501 x243.


Patricia Nelson

Charles Matkowski

 

SWEEP PARTNERS
Our 2017 Sweep partners include Keep Rockland Beautiful, Bronx River Alliance, Newtown Creek Alliance, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Cleanup hosted by the Empire Dragon Boat Team.

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