Dive into Fun and Make a Splash: Join the Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

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Are you a nature lover who feels the pull of the water’s edge whenever you need to unwind? If so, here’s your chance to give back to those cherished waterfront spots while having a blast! We’ve covered this lovely project before, and we’re doing it again! Get ready for the annual Riverkeeper Sweep on May 4, where 2,500 volunteers will gather at 120 locations across New York City and the Hudson Valley to clean up trash, clear invasive plants, and restore native vegetation.

Dive into Action: Clean Up and Plant Along the Hudson

Mark your calendars for May 4 and join fellow nature enthusiasts for a day of environmental stewardship along the Hudson River and its tributaries. Whether you’re into hiking, paddling, strolling, or swimming, there’s a project waiting for you. From shoreline cleanups to planting projects, you’ll be making a real difference in preserving these vital waterways.

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As you participate in shoreline cleanups and planting projects, you’ll not only be making a tangible difference in preserving these vital waterways but also immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Hudson Valley.

Hike Through Lush Landscapes

For those who love hiking, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the scenic trails that wind through the Hudson Valley’s lush landscapes. From beginner-friendly paths to challenging routes that offer panoramic views of the river below, there’s a hiking trail suited to every skill level.

Paddle Along Tranquil Waters

If paddling is more your speed, grab a kayak or canoe and set out on the tranquil waters of the Hudson River. Paddle past picturesque vineyards, historic lighthouses, and charming riverside towns as you soak in the serenity of this iconic waterway.

Stroll Along Picturesque Shorelines

For a leisurely experience, take a stroll along the Hudson River’s picturesque shoreline and admire the diverse flora and fauna that call this region home. Keep an eye out for bald eagles soaring overhead, colorful wildflowers blooming along the riverbanks, and perhaps even a glimpse of a playful river otter or majestic blue heron.

Dive into Refreshing Waters

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the Hudson River? Whether you’re swimming at a designated beach area or simply wading in the shallows, there’s no better way to connect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit.

Join the Riverkeeper Sweep

No matter which activity you choose, participating in the Riverkeeper Sweep is not only a chance to give back to the environment but also an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Hudson Valley in a meaningful way. So lace up your hiking boots, grab your paddle, or simply pack a picnic and join us on May 4 for a day of eco-friendly fun along the Hudson River!

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Explore and Engage: Choose Your Adventure

With over 100 sites to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect project that matches your preferences for timing, location, and type of activity. Visit Riverkeeper.org/sweep to register and explore the interactive map to find the project nearest to you or venture out to discover new sections of the Hudson. Whether you’re in New York City or as far north as the Adirondacks, there’s a place for you to dive in and lend a hand.

Convenient Access: Join the Fun with Ease

Many project locations are easily accessible by public transit, making it convenient for everyone to participate. Hop on the Metro-North Hudson Line and disembark at Tarrytown, Beacon, or Poughkeepsie to join the action. Experience the largest cleanup event at Flushing Bay in NYC or head to North Creek for whitewater rafting while helping out along the Hudson’s scenic route through the Adirondack Mountains.

Cheers to Your Efforts: Celebrate with Fellow Volunteers

After a rewarding day of environmental work, it’s time to celebrate! Gather with fellow volunteers at local participating breweries and restaurants for a well-deserved beverage on the house. Cheers to teamwork and making a positive impact on our rivers and ecosystems!

Annual Riverkeeper Sweep
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Make a Splash, Leave a Mark: Join the Riverkeeper Sweep

Be part of something bigger and contribute to the health and beauty of our rivers and shorelines. Over the past 12 years, Riverkeeper Sweep volunteers have removed an astonishing 355 tons of debris from Hudson shorelines, including 2,089 tires. Imagine the difference you can make by rolling up your sleeves and diving into action on May 4!