East River Park shoreline clean-up — May 9

sweep-flyer-2015If you enjoy the promenade along East River Park, you’ve undoubtedly seen the garbage that gets caught up in the small coves created along the path. It’s an eyesore — and unavoidable. But you can help clean up the park’s shoreline before summer gets rolling.

On Saturday, May 9, volunteers from NYC to Troy will be working to clean up New York’s riverfronts for the fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep. To join the nearby effort, meet outside the East River Park Track at East 6th Street at 1:00 pm on 5/9. Cleanup will stretch up to 12th Street and down to Montgomery.

Sweep volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and should bring a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and snacks. Please bring work gloves if you have them. Volunteer activities are suitable for elementary-aged children with proper adult supervision.

Questions? Contact Riverkeeper at sweep@riverkeeper.org or site leader John Koblinsky at koblinsky@gmail.com.