A Day of Service for the Hudson River: Riverkeeper Sweep & Storm Drain Stenciling on May 5th! Advance Registration Required!


Join Green Ossining and Riverkeeper for a cleanup of Ossining’s shoreline on Saturday, May 5, 2018 for the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries.

SWEEP Meeting location: Volunteers will meet at the stage at Louis Engel Waterfront Park (160 Westerly Road, Ossining, 10562), where parking will be available at Ossining’s Metro North Train Station. You can park and/or walk to the Riverside of the train station to find us. Louis Engel Waterfront Park is located across the MetroNorth tracks just south of the Ossining Train Station. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and to bring a hat, a reusable water bottle, and snacks. If possible, a pair of waterproof gloves are a plus! This site is suitable for elementary-aged children with proper adult supervision.

  • Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ossining-engel-park-harbor-square-shoreline-cleanup-registration-44412766781


As well,  Green Ossining, the Village of Ossining and Riverkeeper have joined together to bring attention to the fact that what flows into our storm drains , flows into our Hudson River.   So, all 2.000 storm drains in the Village of Ossining will be stenciled as a reminder.   NOTE: Limited space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and  this project is restricted to Ossining residents.

STORM DRAIN STENCILING Meeting location: Volunteers will meet in the MetroNorth parking lot at the bottom of Secor Road and Main Street in the East MetroNorth train station parking lot where they will meet up-up pop-up tent (near La Estacion Paisa and West of 6 Degrees)! This site is suitable for elementary-aged children with proper adult supervision.   

  • Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ossining-community-storm-drain-stenciling-in-the-lower-village-registration-44608303637

Sweep would not be possible without the support of Riverkeeper volunteers and members. Magnify your impact at Sweep by joining our Sweep Crowdrise campaign! When you build your own Crowdrise team or join an existing one, you demonstrate your commitment to a trash-free Hudson and inspire your network to support Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries. You and your Crowdrise supporters will become Riverkeeper members, and the more members we have standing with us, the more we can accomplish together.


Questions? Contact Riverkeeper at sweep@riverkeeper.org or site leader Suzie Ross at suzie.e.ross@gmail.com.