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Riverkeeper Sweep 2015: Sign up now for one of 100+ cleanup sites, NYC to Albany

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May 9, 2015
Throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley

The 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep, our fourth annual day of service for the Hudson River, will take place on Saturday, May 9. We are counting on YOU to make it the best Sweep yet, RAIN OR SHINE. Register now for one of 100+ cleanups and plantings from NYC to Albany and see what difference we can make in a day!

Our success during the 2014 Sweep was due to the leadership of over 120 Sweep Leaders and the dedication of nearly 2,000 volunteers and hundreds of community partners. Together we removed 31 tons of trash and recycling in 82 shoreline locations. More volunteers participated last year than in 2013, but less trash was removed overall – meaning that sites we’ve cleaned up in the past are not being abused as they once were. With your help we will continue to reclaim the Hudson River from the hands of polluters.

If you have questions, please contact Dana Gulley at [email protected].

Sweep Project Sites

Click to register for any of over 90 service project sites. (If you are interested in an event that is not yet linked to a registration page, please check back soon.)

Inwood’s North Cove
Riverside Park 10-Mile Playground at 148th Street
Harlem River Park
Hudson River Park Gansevoort Peninsula
John V. Lindsay East River Park
Stuyvesant Cove Park
Randall’s Island Kickoff Event (May 8th Sponsor Kick-off: By Invitation Only)
Randall’s Island

Newtown Creek from North Brooklyn by Boat (Registration Closed)
Greenpoint Waterfront at Java Street + India Street
Greenpoint: Bushwick Inlet
Williamsburg: East River State Park
Williamsburg: Grand Ferry Park
Gowanus Canal: Thomas Greene Playground
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Registration Closed)
Red Hook: Valentino Park

Powell’s Cove Park Coastal Wetlands
Astoria Park
Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Cleanup
Gantry Plaza State Park
Long Island City: Hallet’s Cove at Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City: Newtown Creek by Land
Long Island City: Newtown Creek by Canoe

Riverdale Park Shoreline Cleanup Take Metro-North to Riverdale
Riverdale: College of Mount Saint Vincent

Hoboken: Maxwell Beach on Hoboken Cove
Englewood Cliffs: Bloomer’s Beach at Palisades Interstate Park

Haverstraw: Black Beach
Haverstraw: Emeline Park
Haverstraw: Bowline Park
Piermont Pier
Nyack: Memorial Park Riverfront
Haverstraw Bay with Sea Tow (Registration Closed)

Yonkers Waterfront Take Metro-North to Yonkers
Scarsdale: Bronx River Trailway
Hastings-on-Hudson: Waterfront Cleanup Take Metro-North to Hastings
Dobbs Ferry: Half Moon Cove Take Metro-North to Dobbs Ferry
Dobbs Ferry: Wickers Creek
Dobbs Ferry: Landing on the Water HOA (Registration Closed)
Irvington: Scenic Hudson Park Take Metro-North to Irvington
Irvington: Matthiessen Park Take Metro-North to Irvington
Sleepy Hollow: Kingsland Point Park Take Metro-North to Philipse Manor
Sleepy Hollow: Devries Park Take Metro-North to Philipse Manor
Sleepy Hollow: Douglas Park
Sleepy Hollow: Horan’s Landing
Ossining: Louis Engel Park Take Metro-North to Ossining
Ossining: Caputo Community Center Take Metro-North to Ossining
Briarcliff Manor: Scarborough Park Take Metro-North to Scarborough
Croton Point Park by Land with Ferry Sloops Take Metro-North to Croton
Croton Point Beach by Land with LL Bean Take Metro-North to Croton
Yorktown Heights: Hunter Brook Preserve Cleanup and Tree Planting
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park Take Metro-North to Peekskill
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park Take Metro-North to Peekskill
Peekskill: Annsville Creek by Kayak

Garrison: Manitou Waterfront Take Metro-North to Manitou
Garrison: Garrison Landing and Arden Point Take Metro-North to Garrison
Cold Spring: Constitution Island Take Metro-North to Cold Spring
Cold Spring: Foundry Dock Park by Land or Kayak Take Metro-North to Cold Spring
Cold Spring: Dockside Park Take Metro-North to Cold Spring
Cold Spring: Little Stony Point by Land or Kayak Take Metro-North to Cold Spring

Warwick: Veterans Memorial Park Trees for Tribs Maintenance and Cleanup
Fort Montgomery: Mine Dock Park by Land & Kayak
Cornwall: Route 218/Storm King Highway
Salisbury Mills: Moodna Creek Trees for Tribs Maintenance
New Windsor: Plum Point
Walden: Walden Estates Trees for Tribs Maintenance
Montgomery: Walkill River at Ward’s Bridge
Newburgh: Muchattoes Lake
Newburgh: South Street Park
Newburgh Waterfront (Registration Closed)
Newburgh Bay with Sea Tow (Registration Closed)

New Paltz: Sojourner Truth Park Trees for Tribs Planting
New Paltz: Walkill River by Land
New Paltz: Walkill River by Kayak and Canoe
High Falls: Coxing Kill Trees for Tribs Planting
Accord: Rondout Creek by Land
Accord: Rondout Creek by Kayak and Canoe
Esopus: Lighthouse Park and Esopus Meadows
Saugerties: Esopus Falls and Saugerties Bay by Kayak
Saugerties Marsh by Kayak
Saugerties: Ulster Landing and Turkey Point

Beacon: Denning’s Point Take Metro-North to Beacon
Beacon Waterfront Take Metro-North to Beacon
Lower Wappinger Creek by Land & Kayak
Lower Wappinger Creek from Pleasant Valley to Red Oaks Mill
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park Take Metro-North to Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Take Metro-North to Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie: Fall Kill
Tivoli North Bay by Canoe
Tivoli South Bay with Bard College (Registration Closed)

Taghkanic Town Hall Trees for Tribs Maintenance
Middle Ground Flats from Hudson
Hudson: Greenport Conservation Area
Stuyvesant: Nutten Hook

Catskill: Dutchman’s Landing
Middle Ground Flats from Athens
Athens: Riverfront Cleanup at Brandow Point
Coxsackie: Riverside Park

Corning Preserve by Land or Kayak
Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail from Corning Preserve
Preston Hollow: Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park Trees for Tribs Maintenance

Rensselaer Waterfront by Land or Kayak
Troy: John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve Trees for Tribs Maintenance

Sweep Sponsors

The Riverkeeper Sweep is the signature New York event in the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series, presented by Toyota and designed to connect people to their waterways. Our sponsors include the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Rocket Fuel, Toyota, Ironshore, EILEEN FISHER, Paragon Sports, Sprout Watches, VOS Selections, JSA Financial, Orvis, Pleasant Valley Stone and these individuals: Joe and Daryl Boren and John and Gillett Gilbert.

Sweep Service Partners

This event is made possible through partnership with dozens of municipalities and organizations including the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, Green Schools Alliance, Keep Rockland Beautiful, the Rockland County Water Task Force, Zero to Go, American Rivers, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, Ossining Stash-the-Trash, the DEC Estuary Program’s Trees for Tribs Initiative, the Office of Councilman Stephen Levin and Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Cleanup hosted by the Empire Dragon Boat Team.

Sweep to Your Brewery

For the third 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).

Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 1 p.m. to Midnight
Defiant Brewing Co., Pearl River, Noon to Midnight
Gun Hill Brewing Co., Bronx, 12-9 p.m.
Hyde Park Brewing Co., Hyde Park, 11 a.m. to Midnight
Keegan Ales, Kingston, Noon to Midnight
Mill House Brewing Co., Poughkeepsie, 12-11 p.m.
Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, 1-11 p.m.
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, noon to 1 a.m.
Albany Pump Station (CH Evans Brewing Co.), Albany, 11:30 a.m. to Midnight
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, Noon to 8 p.m.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, Noon to 6 p.m.
Gilded Otter, New Paltz (Note, Gilded Otter coupons are NOT redeemable on the day of the Sweep, and can only be utilized during the week.)

Take Metro-North to the Sweep!

There are Sweep sites located near the following Metro-North Hudson Line train stations– if possible, we encourage you to take Metro-North to your cleanup!

Dobbs Ferry
Philipse Manor
Cold Spring

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