(Annsville Preserve, Riverkeeper Sweep 2016, Photo: G. Chambers)
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.
Interested in getting involved? Here are a few opportunities to join the 2017 Riverkeeper Sweep:
ORGANIZE A CLEANUP OR OTHER SERVICE PROJECT
Consider organizing a cleanup in your community. Check out the List of 2016 Sweep of Sites. If there’s an additional project you want to see included, you can sign up to lead in 2017. Riverkeeper relies on local volunteers to organize cleanups, with our support and assistance. So please take a look at the needs in your community, talk to your organization or your friends, and plan to organize a project. Sign up on our Sweep Leader Interest Form and Contact Jen Benson or Sarah Womer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPONSOR THE SWEEP
For businesses, we have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Affiliate your business or brand with the biggest day of service for the Hudson River to help maximize the impact. Please contact Sarah Womer at (914) 478-4501 x222 or email@example.com for more information.
For those of you who would like to get involved as volunteers, rather than organizers or sponsors, fantastic! We need you. Stay tuned, and in the coming months, we’ll connect willing volunteers to the sites that need attention. Opt-in to Riverkeeper Sweep Volunteer Updates.
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