9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Invitation to volunteer on the OCA: Continuing to transform the Trail in Croton and Ossining

Presenters: The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Riverkeeper Sweep

Please join us to remove invasive species under the guidance of expert naturalists and discover newly emerging native plants. 4 different small groups will be spread along the OCA. The opportunity to hike up into the wooded hills above the Aqueduct Trail is close to the Croton Dam where there are some special native plants in evidence and some new invaders which we hope to eradicate with your help. It will be led by those experienced crew leaders featured in this photo.

The Quaker Bridge Project will be appropriate for trail lovers of all ages and abilities, including school age children, will be led by Mathew McDowell, a fountain of knowledge about both native and invasive plants. The Ossining locations will accommodate two groups, one led by Karalyn Lamb, an inspirational and experienced crew leader and the other by Daria Gregg who has adopted a section of the trail, working on it for years and would appreciate some assistance; read her most recent blog including videos here: https://aqueduct.org/news/adopting-part-trail

Required: Preregistration, masks and social distancing. Registration will be limited.

To Register and for detailed information including parking:

Ossining: Old Croton Aqueduct Invasives Removal Project from Gerlach Park
Croton-on-Hudson: Old Croton Aqueduct Invasives Removal from Quaker Bridge
Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Aqueduct Invasives Removal near the Croton Dam

For more information and other locations, visit Riverkeeper.org