Newtown Creek Shoreline Cleanup by Canoe


Cause Areas


Sat May 06, 2017, 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


53-21 Vernon BoulevardLong Island City, NY 11101



Join HarborLAB and Riverkeeper for a cleanup of Newtown Creek by boat, plus a seed ball and planting project, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River.

Volunteers should meet at HarborLAB, located at 53-21 Vernon Boulevard. The cleanup (by land and boat) will stretch from the meeting point through 58th Road in Maspeth. Parking is plentiful within three blocks of Vernon Boulevard.

We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and bring a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle and snacks. Please bring a change of clothing and note that local restaurants and business restrooms will need to be used. For safety reasons, the by-boat portion of this site is not suitable for elementary-aged children.

Questions? Contact Riverkeeper at or site leaders Erik Baard at


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15

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