Posts Tagged ‘sweep’

Wallkill River: Signs of Progress

Advocates for the Wallkill River achieved a milestone at the 2019 Wallkill River Summit, when the Department of Environmental Conservation announced it would develop a clean water plan to reduce exces… Read More

Governor’s bag ban is a good first step but changes needed

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced his intention to ban plastic bags across New York State as part of his executive budget. This is a significant move, for which we are grateful, that will help … Read More

Ulster County BYOBag Act Public Hearing

Let’s bag the plastic bag in Ulster County! Ulster County is holding their public hearing on the proposed Bring Your Own Bag Act of Ulster County. Please join Riverkeeper and speak in favor of t… Read More

Thousands of New Yorkers Urge Albany to Pass the New York State Bring Your Own Bag Act

By Allie Granger, Advocacy & Engagement Intern On June 6th, Riverkeeper joined forces with dozens of allied environmental and community organizations in Albany for the first New York State Bring Y… Read More

International Coastal Cleanup Day on Randall’s Island

Thanks to the efforts of nearly 75 volunteers, dozens of bags of trash were removed from the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park on September 18 and 19. Beyond debris removal, International Coast… Read More

Day of Service for the Hudson: Sweep Results Are In

Thanks to the great effort of more than 2,000 volunteers and dozens of community partners, here’s a recap of the work done on Friday and Saturday, in one hundred locations spanning hundreds of mile… Read More

John McEnroe, volunteers ‘Sweep’ the shoreline of Randall’s Island

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Friday’s event kicks off the 4th annual Riverkeeper Sweep; 100+ projects will take place Saturday from NYC to th… Read More

4th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep tops 100 cleanup sites

For Immediate Release April 13, 2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, Ext. 239 May 9 day of service has grown to be a powerful force in the restoration of the Hudson. NOT… Read More

The tide turns against polystyrene containers and plastic bags in New York

The Hudson Valley and New York City are turning a corner in the decades’ long fight against trash in our waterways. With the 4th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep – the Hudson River’s largest cleanup eve… Read More

More Volunteers, Less Trash in the Hudson: Positive Results from Riverkeeper’s Annual Day of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Posterli, 516-526-9371, [email protected] OSSINING, NY – May 13, 2014 – The 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep, the third annual day of service for the Hudson River… Read More

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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