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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 !


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 Hiro Ichikawa on September 15, 2009 at 2:36pm
As for the same timing with Incline Guided Hike, the parking lot might be little crowded, but I don't think that would be a big problem. I've been corresponding with SH and they seem to be okay with it too. In fact, one person from SH may join us on that day.
Comment by Bill Siebert on September 14, 2009 at 6:24pm
By the way I represented Clean-up Beacon and helped wrap up after the block party on Saturday. I wore my shirt and a couple was quite impressed by it and asked where I got it. I told them and invited them to the clean-up on Sunday.
Comment by Bill Siebert on September 14, 2009 at 6:22pm
I don't mean to be pessimistic, but if the past couple of clean-ups have been any guide, believe me it will not be crowded.
Comment by Philomena on September 14, 2009 at 1:11pm
That's the same date and time as the Incline Guided Hike, as part of the Hudson River Ramble events - last year there were about 30 people for that hike, so may be a bit crowded. SH was OK with the timing for this ?
Comment by Hiro Ichikawa on September 9, 2009 at 10:28pm
Is the location for the next clean-up is set to the foot of Mt. Beacon?
I contacted the park event coordinator of Scenic Hudson. If we are doing that area, he wants to know approximately how many people will show up. There is an insurance issue to be cleared. There may be someone from SH to go over a few things before we start. 

If the safety issue is a problem working on the slope, we just could stick around the parking area and along the 9D.

Either way, can we have some idea how many people are coming on the 20th?
Comment by Sharon Watts on September 2, 2009 at 10:31pm
Sorry, won't be in town that day.
Comment by Bill Siebert on September 2, 2009 at 10:21pm
The 20th works well for me, so will be there (where?) with my shirt, buckets, and sticks. I stopped by and picked up the Stone Street/Washington Ave area again today.

The foot of Mt Beacon has been suggested. If that is to be our target for September, I would also like to expand that to surrounding streets.
Comment by Hiro Ichikawa on September 1, 2009 at 12:50pm
I am one of the volunteer path patrols for Scenic Hudson. I usually pick up cans and bottles along the paths of Mt. Beacon and Fishkill Ridge whenever I go hiking there. Yesterday, I noticed lots of trash on both side of the stairway at the beginning of Mt. Beacon trails. It’s little too much to pick them all by myself. Also summer grass and bush got very tall and make it difficult to reach for the trash to clean up. I have reported the situation to Scenic Hudson already. But the way they operate is heavily relied on volunteers. So I thought maybe we could do something as the citizens of Beacon to keep that area clean too.
Comment by Bill Siebert on August 10, 2009 at 9:53am
Many of you have difficulty being free when we have the official clean-up. None of us has to wait for the official monthly clean-up to clean up Beacon. Grab a bag and walk around your neighborhood. If you see a littered area make a point to stop and do a pick up. I finally got fed up with seeing a really trashed spot on Washington Ave. A half-hour later, it was clean. If you can't schedule the "official" clean-up, create your own. Don't restrict your efforts to Beacon. I stopped by an overlook on the Taconic to take some pictures of the Catskills. I got my pictures and 15 minutes later, the scenic overlook was litter free. Ditto a pull off on Lenox Mountain Road near Tanglewood.
Saturday I stopped to thank a guy who was doing what I thought was a self-appointed cleanup in South Egremont. He accepted the thanks, but explained that he was really harvesting dandelions...oh well.
Comment by Pam W on July 27, 2009 at 12:34pm
Good Job Everyone!! Thanks for all your GREAT efforts!! Sad to see all that garbage was in there - But glad you got it out. One on these clean-ups I won't be busy so I can help too!!

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