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Travis Cove Volunteer Shoreline Cleanup

Travis Cove
Travis Cove (Photo by Dana Gulley)
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September 14, 2013: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Travis Cove, Louisa Street, Peekskill, NY map

Riverkeeper needs your help to clean a beautiful stretch of the Peekskill shoreline!

A new pedestrian walkway is to be built along the shoreline at Travis Cove, connecting Peekskill’s Riverfront Green and Charles Point parks, and offering the public its first access to this shoreline, which boasts gorgeous views of the southern gateway to the Hudson Highlands. But the area is filled with trash, including countless plastic bottles that have apparently washed up over years from the river.

Riverkeeper is partnering with the City of Peekskill and Metro-North Railroad, which controls part of the property, to engage enough volunteers to clear the trash before crews start construction of the walkway this fall. Zero to Go will be assisting with a pilot project to recycle and reuse as much trash as possible, to limit both the impact on the environment of incinerating trash and to reduce the cost of trash hauling for the City of Peekskill. Assisting in that effort is the Bridgestone “One Team, One Planet Spent Tire Community Clean-Up Support Program,” which will recycle tires found at the site.

Participants will be invited to Peekskill Brewery for a free beverage and a chance to celebrate our accomplishments after the cleanup. Other sponsors include Trinity Cruises, which is providing gift certificates for Hudson River scenic cruises as raffle items for volunteers. Volunteers are also eligible to win free water ski or other watersport lessons from NYC Water Ski and Wakeboard School, valued at $190 each.

Join us for this exciting project. Registration is free, but required (please use the links below). Parking, access and other details will be provided to registered volunteers.

Registration for both shifts is now closed. To find out about any open spots please contact Dana Gulley at [email protected]
Morning shift, 9 a.m. to noon.
Afternoon shift, 1-4 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Dana Gulley at [email protected] or 914-478-4501 x222; or Dan Shapley at [email protected] or 914-478-4501 x226.

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