Massive Hudson River Cleanup Set For May 5th
The seventh Riverkeeper Sweep is an annual event that aims to clean the Hudson River. Riverkeeper spearheads this great event that has removed nearly 200 tons of debris from the Hudson River. More than 10,000 volunteers have planted 2,200 trees and are aiming to continue their work on May 5th.
The event will occur at over 100 locations up and down the Hudson River. Those who participate will be rewarded with a nice cold beer from one of the partner breweries after the cleanup.
Last year alone, 1,700 volunteers removed 25 tons of debris and a few Hudson Valley locations were hot spots for trash. The statistics show that 760 cigarettes butts and 284 pieces of foam were removed from Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. At Kingston Point Beach, more than 1,000 cigarette butts were cleaned up.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Riverkeeper was originally known as the Hudson River Fishermans Association, their goal is to preserve the integrity the river.