Please join us for our newest volunteer program: Monthly Waterway Cleanups!
Riverkeeper is proud to announce our new program: Monthly Watershed Cleanups! Participants will have the opportunity to clean up litter in natural spaces and public parks, to reduce our impact on nature and improve our communities. On August 27th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, please pick a site and join us! We need volunteers to help at the following locations:
Future Monthly Waterway Cleanups will be September 24th, and October 29th, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Locations of future monthly cleanups will be posted at the beginning of each month.
IF / THEN UPDATE: thank you to everyone who pledged to support Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper through our If / Then campaign! We are excited to let you know that at our July Waterway Cleanup we removed over 460 pounds of litter from Unity Island, and over 200 pounds of litter from Black Rock Canal Park – a total of 660 pounds that is no longer in our waterways!
Support our Waterway Cleanup efforts by pledging to donate when we pick up more than 250 pounds of litter!
Cleanup Site Alert Page:
Do you have ideas for other locations that need a cleanup? To contact us about a site that would benefit from a cleanup effort, please follow this LINK.
If you have any questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page first. If you still need assistance, please contact Wendy Paterson, Community Liaison, at email@example.com or call 716-852-7483 ext. 26.
History of our cleanup events:
Each spring, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper coordinates our Spring Shoreline Sweep, the largest single-day shoreline cleanup in Western New York. Targeting shoreline sites, hundreds of volunteers come out to engage in direct citizen action that makes our community a better place and reconnects the public with our region’s most valued asset — our water. Last April, over 1,500 volunteers signed up to help clean up shorelines in Niagara and Erie counties. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we removed litter from the following sites:
Amherst State Park
UB Bike Path
Ellicott Island Park
Erie Basin Marina
Ohio Street Boat Launch
Red Jacket Riverfront Park
Scajaquada Creek (Niagara Street)
Scajaquada Creek (West Avenue)
Scajaquada Creek (Tops on Grant Street)
Scajauada Creek (American Legion on Amherst Street)
Tifft Nature Preserve
Gill Creek Park
LaSalle Waterfront Park
North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve
Ellicott Creek Park
Burchfield Nature and Art Center