Help Clean North Brooklyn’s Shoreline at 3rd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

by Trina McKeever on

Have you noticed the litter accumulating along the fence on the Kent Avenue side of the Bushwick Inlet?

Are you interested in helping beautify the Bushwick Inlet?

Would you like a free beer at the Brooklyn Brewery?

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED on Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 am – 1:30pm to be part of the Riverkeep Sweep, a group cleanup of the shorelines along the Hudson River Estuary.

© Dana Gulley. 2013 Riverkeeper Sweep North Brooklyn. View more Riverkeeper Sweep photos on Flickr.

Schedule for the Bushwick Inlet cleanup:

10:30 am: Group of environmentally savvy students from PS 110 will gather for a little talk about the Inlet and a cleanup along the shore by the soccer field.

11:30 am: Volunteers are needed to gather the ever accumulating trash along the Kent Street fence beside the Inlet between North 13-15th Streets.

Register Now for the Bushwick Inlet Sweep.

Only registered volunteers receive a coupon redeemable that afternoon for a free beer at the Brooklyn Brewery. Registered volunteers are also eligible for raffle prizes from Hudson River Recreation, Storm King Adventure Tours, Hudson River Expeditions and others. Volunteers who become Riverkeeper members while registering for the Sweep are eligible to win one of 10 waterproof Sprout Watches, valued at $75.

2014 Riverkeeper Sweep locations in North Brooklyn

Other North Brooklyn sites participating in the SWEEP on May 10:
Grand Ferry Park and Java/India Street ends.

View the Riverkeeper website to learn more about the annual Sweep and Riverkeeper, NY’s clean water advocate.

Trina McKeever

Trina is the co-chairperson of the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, a community group that supports a 28-acre waterfront park explicitly promised to the community in the 2005 Greenpoint/Williamsburg Rezoning and whose failure to materialize has become the catalyst for the Where’s My Park? coalition, of which Trina is also a member. She is the mother of three school age boys, and she and her husband Rob McKeever have been Oak Street homeowners since 1989. For more than 20 years, she has managed the affairs of the sculptor Richard Serra, also a Greenpoint property owner, coordinating the fabrication and installation of his works worldwide.