Riverkeeper Sweep 2016



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EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016

DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 31, 2016

5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep
Locations throughout New York City and the Hudson River Valley


Every day we benifit from living near the Hudson River-we benefit from its beauty, its wildlife, its recreational uses, and its inspiration.  The Riverkeeper Sweep is one day to give back. Our 5th annual day of service for the Hudson River will be returning this spring on Saturday, May 7, 2016. 


Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 40 tons of debris, and plant 1,150 trees and native grasses. Trash enters the Hudson River and its tributaries through a variety of sources, harming wildlife, threatening Public Health, and impacting the economic vitality of Hudson River Communities. Through advocacy, prevention, community education and stewardship, Riverkeeper is working towards a trash-free Hudson. 


This year, as we reflect on the impact of the last four Sweeps (a combined 116 tons of shoreline debris removed), we are also looking to the future. We are excited to celebrate Riverkeeper's 50th Anniversary by making this Sweep the biggest and best yet by partnering with more communities, schools, businesses, and organizations than ever. 


Lend your support to the 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep by contributing to our crowdrise campaign today. Your donation will make you a Riverkeeper member and will allow us to continue our work to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries.  The more members we have standing with us, the more we can accomplish together. 

Please help us by making a donation, setting up your own team page to raise funds for the event, or by joining or donating to an existing team. 

Visit our website for the latest Sweep updates:


And don’t forget these other opportunities to take part in the 2016 Riverkeeper Sweep:


Consider organizing a cleanup in your community. Check out the list of projects from the 2015 Sweep. If there’s an additional project you want to see included, you can sign up to lead in 2016. Riverkeeper relies on local volunteers to organize cleanups, with our support and assistance. So please take a look at the needs in your community, talk to your organization or your friends, and plan to organize a project. Contact Dana Gulley or Jen Benson at sweep@riverkeeper.org for more information.


For those of you who would like to get involved as volunteers, rather than organizers or sponsors, fantastic! We need you. Stay tuned, and in the coming months we’ll connect willing volunteers to the sites that need attention.


For businesses, we have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Affiliate your business or brand with the biggest day of service for the Hudson River to help maximize the impact. Please contact Krisite Nilsson at (914) 478-4501 x243 or knilsson@riverkeeper.org for more information.