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15th Annual Tomhannock Reservoir Shoreline Clean-Up

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Tomhannock Cleanup 4.25.15 by Trix Niernberger

15th Annual Tomhannock Reservoir Shoreline Clean-Up

We need you! The Tomhannock Reservoir provides drinking water to more than half the people in Rensselaer County and 135,000 residents in the Capital Region. To celebrate Earth Day 2023 (one week early!), RLT is organizing an annual trash pick-up day to help keep the water clean. Come to the NYS-DEC public access parking lot on NYS Route 7 just before the causeway over the reservoir anytime between 9 and noon to get your garbage bags and location assignment. Bring gloves and wear weather appropriate shoes and clothing. We will work regardless of the weather. Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT), City of Troy and NYS-DEC. 

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER BY

CLICKING HERE

Or contact Bob Crowley, RLT Board Member, at 518-283-7364 (land line) or E-mail

The plan for the Day:

1. Arrive at the DEC parking lot on the west side of the Reservoir and time between 9-noon on Saturday April 15th.

2. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOU CAR. Pick up a supply of trash bags and a map of the Reservoir (if needed).

3. Cross the causeway and turn left onto Reservoir Road.

4. STRAND OF ORANGE TAPE MARK THE SPOTS NEEDING CLEANUP. PICK A SPOT AND GET TO WORK.

5. Feel free to remove trash from both sides of the road and the waterfront wherever safe and feasible.

6. Leave the bags of trash near the tape.

7. Accept the thanks of the City of Troy, Rensselaer Land Trust, AND everyone who gets water from the Tomhannock Reservoir for your volunteer effort!!!

 

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