Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting volunteers to join the fall "Shoreline Sweep" on Saturday, Sept. 22. "Sweep up" from 9 a.m. to noon at one of more than 25 parks and green spaces along the Buffalo Niagara shorelines.
Individuals, as well as families and groups, are invited to participate by removing unsightly trash that has accumulated over the summer. This debris is harmful to wildlife and degrades water quality.
Volunteers who participate in the movement to beautify Buffalo and Niagara's waterways will receive a thank you gift, and are invited to attend Riverkeeper's volunteer appreciation picnic, following the cleanup, at American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., Buffalo. New this year, volunteers also can donate blood at the volunteer appreciation picnic through the Upstate New York Transplant Services community blood drive.
Sites in need of volunteers include: Robert Moses bike path in Niagara Falls, Erie Basin Beach and Marina in Buffalo, Amherst State Park in Amherst, Niawanda Park in Tonawanda, and the banks of Scajaquada Creek in Buffalo.
For a complete list of cleanup sites, to register online, or for more information, visit www.bnriverkeeper.org or call Elizabeth Lamont at 716-852-RIVER, ext. 19. Register by Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is grateful to the M&T Charitable Foundation for the sponsorship of the 2012 fall shoreline sweep.