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Clean-Up Beacon!

NEXT CLEAN-UP TBA Please send in your suggestions.

Location: Beacon, NY
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2015

Clean-Up Results: Sunday May 2nd

Thanks to the 5 volunteers who attended our first clean-up last Sunday. We worked our way from Main St., down Beekman and Thompkins, to bank St. Roughly 5 contractor bags of trash were collected, along with 6 bags of bottles and cans. Please send in your suggestions for future locations !

Discussions

Earth Day Clean Up? 12 Replies

Started by Sarah Womer. Last reply by Kathleen Flynn Apr 7, 2010.

September Clean-Up Beacon 1 Reply

Started by Hiro Ichikawa. Last reply by Eric Gurna Oct 31, 2009.

Next Clean-Up Sunday May 10th at 9AM. 16 Replies

Started by Richard O'Neill. Last reply by Sai Corson Aug 31, 2009.

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Comment by Ryan Palmer on May 18, 2012 at 3:13pm
A group of us are organizing a riverfront cleanup June 2 as part of Riverkeeper's Sweep (a resurrection of Scenic Hudson's Great River Sweep).
There's an interactive map here with all of the sweeps:
Contact info:
Beacon Waterfront
Last Updated by Dan on May 4

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance, the Dutchess Watersheds Coalition and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County are partnering on a cleanup of the Beacon waterfront. Meet at 9 a.m. on June 2 at Beacon's Riverfront Park. For more information, contact Barbara Kendall at barbara@hudsonwatershed.org.

Comment by Hiro Ichikawa on March 2, 2011 at 11:55pm

A spring cleaning sounds like a good idea.

I'm busy on 19th, but I'd like to join if it's on 26th.

Comment by Carolyn Q. on March 2, 2011 at 11:28am

Thanks for the River Sweep update, Bill. That's too bad, it was fun to get out in the kayaks for a good cause--and plenty of people participated on the shore as well.

 

As for re-starting the clean ups, why don't we try a Sat. morning in late March? It feels as though May and June get so darn busy for most people with weddings, graduations, parties, etc. I vote for a late March cleanup--provided we're not buried under snow--and maybe we could build off that momentum for April. How about March 19 or 26?

Comment by Bill Siebert on February 18, 2011 at 9:46am

After much initial interest, participation quickly waned.  We had a very inactive 2010.  Personally, I discovered geocaching and practice CITO and have adopted a couple of spots, but as far as the group goes it has not done anything of late.  It is frustrating when a well publicized clean up day draws half a dozen people.

 

As to the River Sweep, I discussed this with someone from Scenic Hudson, who had organized the River Sweeps.  I was told that they would not longer be serving as an organizational clearing house for  this and left it up to the communities and groups to organize and publicize their own.  I expressed that this was unfortunate in that they had served as a clearing house for all of the cleanups, and served as a resource for concerned people that were not in "the loop".  There was one year when the one in Beacon conflicted with something else, but using their site was able to participate in several in other locations.  I used their "find a sweep" site to offer students extra credit on the final exam in an Environmental Issues course that I taught.  Predictably the students that took me up on it chose one during school hours...What; high school seniors finding an excuse to blow off school on a nice spring day?

Comment by Carolyn Q. on February 18, 2011 at 9:19am
Hi everybody. The melting of the snow revealed a bumper crop of trash this year. If anyone's interested in a little early cleanup, I'm there...A question, is the Great River Sweep no longer held? My husband and I participated for several years with our kayaks, but I haven't seen any mention of it since 2007 or so...
Comment by Hiro Ichikawa on September 6, 2010 at 11:20pm
If there's no group clean up for Dennings Point this fall, I'll make sure to bring a bag and gloves next time I go visit there.

Thanks to the last fall clean up at the entrance area to Mt. Beacon, it still remains fairly clean except a few bottles.
Comment by Bill Siebert on September 4, 2010 at 9:43pm
I geocached Dennings Point today and came out with a full bag of trash. I left some there for someone else to pick up. Volunteers?
Comment by Bill Siebert on June 26, 2010 at 6:05pm
Sundays are a bit more problematic for me during the summer since I am away many weekends. As of yesterday i am retired (hooray for me). In the past some have suggested that weekends are not good and that a weekday evening might get a better crowd. In the future I will be available to lead weekday evening clean up sessions. That assumes that my sciatica allows me to stay on my feet for more than a few minutes at a time.
Comment by Eric Gurna on October 31, 2009 at 9:34pm
Is it possible to suggest a location for a cleanup day? The streets and sidewalks around the county building (DMV) on Main Street have recently been strewn with trash, and the area could really use the attention of this group.
Comment by Philomena on September 15, 2009 at 2:43pm
OK, that's all good to hear - I was especially commenting on this as I have friends coming up on Sunday to do the guided hike, so unfortunately I won't be available to help with this cleanup as I had originally thought that I would.
 

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