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Spring Shoreline Sweep

Riverkeeper-Shoreline-Sweep-2015-Buffalo-NY-2It’s that ​time of year again. It’s time to get your hands dirty, while cleaning up the shorelines of Buffalo. Near the water, and on the water… that is where thousands of Buffalonians now spend their time during the warmer months. That means that those experiences should not be marred by unsightly litter and debris that accumulates during the winter.

On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, from 10am to 12pm, consider joining your friends, family and neighbors, as they take to the shores in search of manmade objects that have been thoughtlessly discarded. From shopping carts to candy bar wrappers, there’s plenty to find in this litter-laden sweep.

When I was young, I was taught in school about the offending nature of littering. There were also TV commercials designed to make me think twice about improperly discarding waste. I wonder if young people are learning similar life lessons early on? I happen to believe that learning these types of lessons at an impressionable age is the key to curbing the litter problem. I also believe that there should be signs around the city that state fines for littering. That might make people think twice about disposing their unwanted objects out of car windows. It’s a shame that people have to spend their time cleaning up after others, but all the same, it must done. We love this city, and we want it to shine. Power in numbers!

Join over 1,000 volunteers in this crucial clean up effort that is supported by Riverkeeper and the HSBC Global Water Programme.

RSVP is required, please register on Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s​ For any questions about the event, contact Jarrett Steffen, Citizen Action Coordinator, at or call 716-852-7483 ext. 19.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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