Volunteers Needed For “Spring Cleaning” Along Buffalo Area Waterways

(Niagara At Large is pleased to post this release from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers on its annual spring effort to clean the shorelines of creeks and rivers that make up the Niagara River watershed.)

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting volunteers to join the Spring Shoreline Cleanup on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9am to noon. 

Volunteers participae in past spring waterways cleanup. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers

 With the early spring weather we are experiencing in Western New York, many people are starting spring cleaning in their homes and yards.  Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is seeking volunteers to help with “spring cleaning” of 35 parks and green spaces along our Buffalo Niagara shorelines.   

Individuals as well as families, community groups, employee groups, service clubs, student groups, school clubs, scouts, churches, and volunteer groups can help remove the unsightly trash and debris that has accumulated over the winter.  This trash and debris is harmful to wildlife and degrades water quality.  Volunteers that participate in the movement to beautify Buffalo and Niagara’s waterways, will receive a thank you gift, and are invited to attend Riverkeeper’s volunteer appreciation picnic following the cleanup. 

With 35 locations to choose from, there will be groups participating in most communities within the Buffalo Niagara area.  New this year is a team of volunteers along the Robert Moses Bike Path in Niagara Falls. If you’re feeling adventurous, join the rugged volunteers on the banks of Scajaquada Creek in Buffalo, or enjoy the view while you help out at Isle View Park in Tonawanda.

For a complete list of Cleanup sites, to register online, and for more information, please visit  http://www.bnriverkeeper.org  or call Elizabeth Lamont at 716.852.RIVER ext. 19. Please register by Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is grateful for the sponsorship of the M & T Charitable Foundation.

 The Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Buffalo and Niagara River watersheds.  RIVERKEEPER partners with community organizations, government, business representatives, and preservationists to improve access to ecologically diverse and healthy waterways.  Together our efforts are affecting hundreds of miles of streams, creeks, rivers and lakes, making the region’s waterways more accessible and safer for swimming, fishing, and outdoor recreation.



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