Zero to Go and Riverkeeper needs volunteers like you to clean the shoreline at Travis Cove in Peekskill, as the city prepares to extend a pedestrian walkway to give the public access to this beautiful spot. Zero to Go is thrilled to be heading up the recycling efforts at this site, as much of what's been left behind by the river is recyclable.
Saturday, September 14, from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm. Travis Cove, Louisa Street, Peekskill, NY (map)
Remember the Beacon Riversweep back in April? Back when we teamed up with Riverkeeper to clean up two sections of shoreline in Beacon, and separated over double the recyclables from the garbage. Final stats were 36 volunteers pulled about 30 bags of recycling, 15 bags of trash, 11 wheels and tires, 5 big plastic barrels and bins, 150 lbs of metal scrap, and countless pieces of styrofoam (big and small) from the two areas.
This time, we're teaching other Sweep Leaders how it's done! On Saturday, we're working to separate recyclables from an enormous amount of waste that's been washed up by the river and dumped by people from the overpass. Together, we're developing a model for making this sorting process as simple as possible and replicable throughout other Riversweeps along the Hudson River. We thank Riverkeeper for the opportunity to make our Sweeps better and increase recycling rates significantly!