Every year around Earth Day, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper sponsors a "Spring Shoreline Sweep" to clean up the shorelines in Western New York.
This year, I am organizing the cleanup at Broderick Park, and I invite you to join me and my wife Janet on Saturday, April 16, 9:00am to noon.
Broderick Park is located at the end of West Ferry St. on the Niagara River (see MAP). Turn Left after you cross the bridge over Back Rock Canal.
The Shoreline Sweep does not involve hard work, just collecting debris by hand (gloves provided) or by rake (a few provided; bring one if possible). It is gratifying to help beautify the shoreline and prevent debris from entering our waterways.
Invite others to come too. Please email me (David Kowalski, firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and let me know how many people will be coming.
At Broderick Park you'll see beautiful, views of the mighty Niagara River as well as Lake Erie. After the ice boom is removed from Lake Erie, massive ice floes can be seen moving rapidly down the Niagara River. On the east side of Squaw Island is the Black Rock Canal, where you'll often see crew teams rowing in synchrony. And when the cleanup is done, a walk out on to Bird Island Pier (see photo, below) is great fun.
Also, I invite you to come visit Broderick Park even if you are unable to do the cleanup. It is great to see friends in this outdoor setting, and the trip is worth the views.
Parking is available at the South end of Squaw Island, between Broderick Park and Bird Island Pier, and additional parking will be available in the Rich Products lot.
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