Tag: Groundwork Hudson Valley

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup 2021 - Chauncey Park, Dobbs Ferry

April 24, 2021

3.3 Mi • 141 Ft Gain • 55 Photos • 2 Videos

In lieu of a traditional hike, I volunteered at this year's Great Saw Mill River Cleanup, organized by Groundwork Hudson Valley. Each year's cleanup event takes place at 8-10 different locations along the Saw Mill River. This year I chose Chauncey Park in Dobbs Ferry. In about 3 hours, I personally collected a half-rusted barrel, a car bumper, a gas pipeline pole, and 5 bags of assorted plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws, 3 Mylar balloons, 2 lighters, 3 baseballs, 1 soccer ball, 1 golf ball, plastic planters, milk crates, and other assorted trash.
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Great Saw Mill River Cleanup 2019 - Liberty Coca-Cola Site, Elmsford

April 14, 2019

35 Photos

I volunteered at this year's Great Saw Mill River Cleanup, organized by Groundwork Hudson Valley. At the Liberty Coca-Cola Site in Elmsford, I personally found tennis, soccer, golf, whiffle, and softball balls; two commercial garbage can lids; a road cone and part of a barrier; over two dozen plastic pots for plants; a plastic crate; food, snack, candy, and condom wrappers; rubber shoe soles; a pull out bed; a couch with cushions; steel pipes; a gasoline container filled with an unknown liquid; a rusted out shell of a car; tires galore; and bags full of plastic and glass containers.
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Great Saw Mill River Cleanup 2016 - Farragut Avenue, Hastings

April 16, 2016

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This was my first time volunteering at the Great Saw Mill River Cleanup, organized by Groundwork Hudson Valley. Each year's cleanup event takes place at 8-10 different locations along the Saw Mill River. This year I chose the Farragut Avenue location in Hastings. I learned how Oriental bittersweet and porcelainberry vines threaten local trees by depriving them of sunlight and nutrients, and in some cases even strangling them to death. I helped clear said vines from jeopardizing about 30 trees along the Farragut Ave portion of the river.
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