From the City of New York to the Town of Queensbury, about 2,400 volunteers cleaned up 32 tons of trash and 2.7 tons of recyclables from 122 sites during the eighth annual Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 4. The trash included 314 tires as well as a kitchen sink, a snow blower, and a toilet. Plastic bottles and Styrofoam were most common. Since its inception, the Sweep has resulted removed 260 tons of trash and 1,366 tires.
Tim Lamorte is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than two decades documenting life along the Hudson River.