Join Riverkeeper, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, and the Fallkill Creek Watershed Committee on May 10th to help Poughkeepsie sparkle! This year Riverkeeper’s Sweep, Councilman Joe Rich’s Make Poughkeepsie Shine and the Fallkill Creek Watershed Committee will be combining efforts to clean various locations in the City of Poughkeepsie and help keep our local waterways clear of garbage and debris. Specific sites in the City of Poughkeepsie include Waryas Park, Kaal Rock Point and Kaal Rock Park, and the banks and streets along the Fallkill Creek. Interested volunteers should visit Riverkeeper’s website for event details and registration information.
Registered volunteers are eligible for raffle prizes from Hudson River Recreation, Storm King Adventure Tours, Hudson River Expeditions and others. Volunteers who become Riverkeeper members while registering for the Sweep are eligible to win one of 10 waterproof Sprout Watches, valued at $75. Registered volunteers also receive an invitation to Sweep to Your Brewery for a free beverage after the cleanup at Mill House Brewing Co. or one of several other participating businesses.