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CURB Participates in the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

CURB staff, along with over 20 volunteers, helped clean-up the Yonkers Waterfront as part of the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. Participants worked on projects which included a beach and marsh trash clean-up, repairing our marsh fences, and removing invasive mugwort plants. In all, volunteers collected over 30 bags of trash, as well as recyclables and styrofoam. The most common item collected was plastics.

The Riverkeeper Sweep takes place each spring, which is perfect timing since it gives us a chance to work on repairs to our waterfront following the long winter season. During the winter our shoreline is pounded by strong waves and currents which cause beach erosion. The tides also bring in lots of driftwood and trash. All of this needs to be cleaned up before the start of our program season and having a large group of volunteers for the Sweep is a huge help.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers and we look forward to participating once again next spring!