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2nd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Riverkeeper Sweep
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May 11, 2013
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The results are in! The 2013 Riverkeeper Sweep, our 2nd annual day of service for the Hudson River, inspired more than 1,400 volunteers to remove over 38 tons of trash and plant 300 trees and shrubs in more than 70 locations between New York City and Albany, and on about a dozen tributaries. Congratulations to all our fantastic volunteers for making this day of service a success!

More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to join 75 volunteer-led shoreline cleanups as part of the second annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River, on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Please find a cleanup site in the list below and click the link to register. Those who register and participate are eligible for raffle prizes and a freebie at one of nine participating breweries and nightclubs.

Riverkeeper Sweep is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event, presented nationally by Toyota. For a full list of sponsors and partners, see the logos at right, and the list below.

Questions? Email Dana Gulley and Dan Shapley at [email protected], or call 914-478-4501 x226.

Riverkeeper Sweep Cleanup Sites

New York City-Brooklyn
McCarren Park, Greenpoint
Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg
Valentino Pier, Red Hook
Java Street/India Street, Greenpoint (registration closed)

New York City-Bronx
Riverdale Riverfront Promenade
College of Mount Saint Vincent

New York City-Manhattan
Hudson River Park
Inwood’s North Cove, Harlem River (Morning)
Inwood’s North Cove, Harlem River (Afternoon)
East River Park
Solar One Stewardship Day (Stuyvesant Cove)
Riverside Park near 100th Street
Harlem River Park
Riverside Park from 59th-70th Streets (registration closed)
Little Red Lighthouse /Hudson River Greenway under the GW Bridge (registration closed)

New York City-Queens
Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Cleanup
Queensbridge City Park (registration closed)

New Jersey
Bloomer’s Beach (Palisades Interstate Park)
Hazard’s Dock Boat Launch (Palisades Interstate Park)

Lower Hudson-Westchester
Dobbs Ferry Waterfront
The Landing Waterfront, Dobbs Ferry
Wickers Creek, Dobbs Ferry
Pocantico River, Sleepy Hollow (by kayak)
Tarrytown Waterfront
Croton Point Park (by kayak)
Croton Point Park
MacEachron Park, Kinnally Cove, Hastings-on-Hudson
Sing Sing Kill, Ossining
Ossining’s ‘Lost Beach’
Scarborough Park, Briarcliff Manor
Oscawana Island
Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill
Annsville Creek, Peekskill (by kayak)
Kingsland Point County Park, Sleepy Hollow
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Lawrence Street in Dobbs Ferry/Ardsley
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Woodlands Lake/VE Macy Park, Irvington
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Bridge Street, Ardsley
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Odell Avenue & South County Trailway, Yonkers
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Walsh Road, Yonkers
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Ann Street, Yonkers
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Mouth of the River at Yonkers
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Pleasantville

Lower Hudson-Rockland
Piermont Pier
Black Beach and Old Ice Docks, Rockland Lake State Park
Haverstraw Beach

Mid Hudson-Putnam
Garrison’s Landing, Arden Point, Mine Point
Little Stony Point, Cold Spring
Dockside Park, Cold Spring
Foundry Dock Park, Cold Spring

Mid Hudson-Orange
Storm King Highway (Route 218), Cornwall
Cornwall Landing (Donahue Memorial Park)
Tin Brook, Walden
Newburgh Waterfront
Quassaick Creek, Newburgh/New Windsor
Muchattoes Lake, Newburgh (cleanup and tree-planting)
Fort Montgomery, Bear Mountain Bridge to Popolopen Creek (by kayak)
Plum Point (by kayak)
Plum Point (by foot: registration closed)

Mid Hudson-Dutchess
Riverfront Park to Long Dock, Beacon
Denning’s Point, Beacon
The Great Swamp and other Pawling-area locations
Wappinger Creek (by kayak)
Make Poughkeepsie Shine
Waryas and Kaal Rock Parks, Poughkeepsie
Mills Norrie State Park
Tivoli North Bay (by kayak)
Tivoli South Bay (Registration closed)

Mid Hudson-Ulster
Turkey Point State Forest and Ulster Landing County Park
Kingston Point Beach
Saugerties Lighthouse trail
Esopus Meadows Point and Lighthouse Park

Upper Hudson-Columbia/Greene
RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary (by boat)
Hudson River Islands State Park
Middle Ground Flats (by kayak)
Nutten Hook, Stuvyvesant
Roeliff Jansen Park
Greenport Conservation Area, Hudson

Upper Hudson-Albany/Rensselaer
Port of Albany to Patroon Bridge (by kayak)

Sweep Sponsors and Partners

Riverkeeper Sweep is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event, presented nationally by Toyota. We’re grateful to recognize sponsors that include Joe and Daryl Boren, The Durst Organization, LF USA, Paragon Sports, Sprout Watches, EILEEN FISHER Whole Foods Market, Greenhouse, Pleasant Valley Stone, Mother Earth’s Storehouse, New York Kayak Company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? New City, Metal Container Corp., and Sea Tow Central Hudson.

Our 2013 partners include The Great Saw Mill River Cleanup program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, Keep Rockland Beautiful, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, and Empire Dragon Boat Team’s Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup.

Sweep to Your Brewery*

*Or nightclub! This year, to thank you for your service, eight breweries and a nightclub have agreed to offer Sweep volunteers a freebie and a place to gather after you complete your project:

Incentives for Volunteers

These prizes will be raffled to registered volunteers and/or Sweep leaders who participate on the day of the Sweep, Saturday, May 11, 2013:

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 75 locations. If you are a leader, check out these resources for Sweep leaders.

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Riverkeeper Event Sponsors
  • Toyota Corp
  • SPLASH logo
  • The Durst Organization
  • lfusa_
  • paragon logo
  • sprout
  • Eileen Fisher Logo 195
  • Whole Foods
  • greenhouse
  • Pleasant Valley Stone
  • New York Kayak Co
  • Mother Earth's
  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK
  • Budweiser
  • seatow-195
  • sawmillgroundwork-195
  • Keep Rockland Beautiful
  • AmericanRivers-195
  • Zero to Go
  • Terracycle
  • Green Guru Network
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
  • Defiant Brewing Co
  • Peekskill Brewery
  • Newburgh Brewing Co.
  • Keegan Ales
  • Crossroads Brewing Co
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