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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup Set for April 13 and 14: “Volunteering at this feel-good community event is great way to celebrate Earth Month.”

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup in 2018

Every year, hundreds of volunteers take part in Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Great Saw Mill River Cleanup, hauling away tons of trash and construction debris—five tons last year—to leave the river cleaner and freer-flowing. This year’s cleanup will be held at six sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 13, and one site from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on April 14.

“Volunteering at this feel-good community event is great way to celebrate Earth Month,” says Sara Brody, director of development at Groundwork Hudson Valley. “The cleanup is vital for stewardship of the Saw Mill River, which is an important tributary of the Hudson River. By working together as a community, we create a tangible impact on the Saw Mill River and improve the quality of areas along the river.”

On April 13, volunteers can meet on Farragut Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson; at Bridge Street Plaza, 660 Saw Mill River Road, in Ardsley; at Van Der Donck Park, 41 Dock Street, in Yonkers; at the Great Hunger Memorial at Woodlands Lake, in Irvington; at Hearst Street and Nepera Place, in Yonkers; and on the trail behind Life Is the Place to Be, 2 Lawrence Street, in Ardsley (park in the underneath portion of the Brooklyn Market in the shopping center across the street).

On April 14, volunteers will meet at the Liberty Coca-Cola Distribution Center, 115 Fairview Park Drive, in Elmsford.

For more information, contact Sophie Niescur at [email protected] or 914.375.2151, or visit

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