Saturday, September 20, 2014 (All day)

Join us for the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter
29th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014.

Cleanups can take place anytime during the months of September or October for the data to be valid.
New York State Beach Cleanup - 2014 Cleanup Sites
(UW) denotes Underwater Sites and (WC) denotes Watercraft cleanups.
To organize a cleanup site not listed, call 718-869-3488 or send an email to

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am

There are many locations in the New York/New Jersey Metro area for this Cleanup Day.

Click on this to view the website map of activities.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Come clean one of New York City’s most beautiful, forbidden realms. South Brother Island is a Harbor Heron refuge and therefore normally off-limits to landing. It’s a vital migratory stop for Monarch butterflies and home to egrets, cormorants, night herons, and many perching birds. The island is anchored by a wonderful eruption of 400-million year old bedrock with flows and folds that look like lava that cooled just yesterday. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:30pm



Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance will lead volunteers in several service projects across on Randall's Island, a sensitive urban park in NYC.

Randall’s Island offers a rare wildlife haven in the shadow of NYC, with a newly restored wetland that provides wildlife habitat and erosion protection for the island. Volunteers will be assisting in debris cleanup, invasive species removal, mulching sensitive habitat and fencing areas to protect from litter.

Specific time and location of this event will be shown at sign up website.

Sign up for Randall’s Island: Sign up

For Riverkeeper description click on this.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
An Oystercatcher

September 20 is International Coastal Cleanup Day. Come join NYC H2O, the American Littoral Society and the National Park Service for our volunteer beach cleanup of Fort Tilden beach.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm


All public events are free. Some have limited capacity and require pre-registration. Due to high demand for boat tours, many families have not been able to go on a boat trip yet. Please consider only registering for one trip per family to allow everyone a chance to participate. Thank you!

Note: The Community Eco Dock is fully ADA accessible. Visiting ships vary in degree of accessibility. Please contact MWA for details.

Come get a deck tour of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.'s Clearwater from 2pm-3:30pm. Then hop aboard for a two-hour sail around the harbor from 4pm-6pm. This is a round-trip sail leaving from and returning to the Bay Ridge Eco Dock.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 (All day)

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

You are invited to lend your voice at a series of community meetings to discuss improvements to the East River Esplanade (60 – 125th Streets) hosted by CIVITAS and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.

Our Next Community Meeting will be held on:
Monday, September 2

2nd at 6:00 pm at Stanley M Issacs Neighborhood Center, 415 East 93rd Street

Please RSVP to or by calling 212-996-0745 if you are able to participate in this series of meetings.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:30am - 7:30pm


The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00am

Support Youth Rowing at Pier 40 - Hudson River

On September 27, 2014 the Village Community Boathouse will be rallying support for our Youth Rowing and Boatbuilding Programs by undertaking a Row Around Manhattan fundraising event.

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