2nd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

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May 11, 2013

All day - register for individual site hours.

Croton Point Park


All Ages


Event description: The second annual Riverkeeper Sweep is a day of service throughout the Hudson Valley to help clean the shoreline of the Hudson River. Volunteer to help clean up shorelines, plant trees, and more.

In 2012 the Riverkeeper Sweep engaged 450 volunteers, who cleaned up seven tons of shoreline trash and planted more than 100 trees in 30 Hudson River communities. In 2013, they aim to double their impact with the help of new partners, The Great Saw Mill River Cleanup program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, Keep Rockland Beautiful, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, and Empire Dragon Boat Teams.

Riverkeeper expects as many as 1,000 volunteers to take part in the 2013 Riverkeeper Sweep. To find a site near you, register as a volunteer at riverkeepersweep.eventbrite.com, or email Dana Gulley and Dan Shapley at sweep@riverkeeper.org with questions.

This is a great opportunity for teens to meet high school community service requirements. Call 800-21-RIVER for more information.

Address: Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10603
Website: riverkeeper.org

About Croton Point Park

Croton Point Park is a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming.

The park, rich in natural and human history, is also the site of historic wine cellars that are thought of be the oldest in New York State and the Croton Point Nature Center.