Great Saw Mill River Clean-Up!
Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Great Saw Mill River Clean-Up in Westchester County, which is coordinated by The Saw Mill River Coalition/Groundwork Hudson Valley and local cleanup leaders is part of a large and ongoing community improvement project.
Be part of the group of volunteers (families, civic and youth groups, businesses) to join or lead cleanup crews, bagging tons of trash from streets, parks and streams, and connecting with neighbors and the outdoors. It’s fun, practical, meaningful, and easy. You gather some friends and we provide the bags and other treats to help you go for it! You do your cleanup, leave the bags for the local highway department, and report your cleanup results to SMRC.
Groups will be working at various sites from 10:00am-1:00pm. Click here to see a map of clean-up sites. Groundwork Hudson Valley will be providing tools, bags, and gloves. Please wear clothing appropriate for working outfdoors and close-toes shoes!
On Wednesday, May 9th from 4pm-7pm we will hold a “Kick-Off” when everyone is invited to come to the Science Barge to pick up their tools and T-shirts. All are invited, but only the team leaders need to show up. If no one for your group is able to come that day, we can organize a separate pick-up or drop-off of materials, but the event on the Barge will be a fun way for volunteers to meet each other, see the Science Barge and have some refreshments! The Barge is floating on the Hudson River just north of the Yonkers Pier. For directions, use 99 Dock St. Yonkers, NY 10701.
Not sure where your help is needed? We can help. Check out the Online Map of Potential Cleanup Sites showing various locations throughout the watershed. You can join in at one of the spots listed or let us know where you would like to clean up. To get started, register here or view more information on our website at: http://www.sawmillrivercoalition.org/
If you register your group before April 27th, your group name will be included on our T-shirt and you will receive some for free! If you help us pay for cleanup supplies and promotion and get your business or group name printed on the t-shirt and other media – click here to donate online.
All registered participants will also be invited to our Thank-You BBQ to be held later on in the summer!
Groundwork Hudson Valley
Groundwork Hudson Valley was established in 2000 in Yonkers to help renew our urban places: building trails, planting trees, renewing parks, restoring rivers, turning vacant lots into gardens, and creating vibrant public places to restore our area’s most underserved, and economically challenged neighborhoods. Ann-Marie Mitroff is the RIver Program Director and Coordinator of the Saw Mill River Coalition. We have MANY partners for this event:
Bronx River Conservancy, Croton Point Vine Cutters, Croton Vine Cutters, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Hastings Vine Squad, Saw Mill River Audubon, Westchester County Parks, and more!