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Here’s to another Spring Sweep! For 2023, we brought out 1,350 volunteers to clean at over 40 sites around Western New York.

In just two hours, those volunteers were able to remove thousands of pounds of garbage and clean up our shorelines and parks. And across the Great Lakes CleanUP, which Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper helps lead, volunteers for Earth Day events removed tons of trash to prevent it from entering our waterways and beautifying our communities. Just amazing for such a short time of help.

If you participated in the Spring Sweep, please take a few minutes to answer questions in the survey button below. The information helps us improve and adjust the Spring Sweep every year.

Spring Sweep Survey

Explore photos from our April 22 Spring Sweep below, and don’t forget that you can still help us out by donating to support our mission of protecting and providing access to our waterways for all.​


Amherst State Park 2023

Broderick Park 2023

Buffalo Harbor State Park 2023

Cazenovia Park 2023

Cheektowaga North South Creek 2023

Grand Island/Beaver Island State Park 2023

Hamburg Town Beach 2023

Hamburg Wanakah Beach 2023

Houghton Park 2023

Hyde Park 2023

Martin Luther King Park 2023

Niagara Falls/Cayuga Creek Restoration 2023

Niagara Falls/Gill Creek 2023

Niagara Falls/LaSalle Waterfront Park 2023

North Tonawanda/Gratwick Park 2023

Ohio Street Boat Launch/Father Conway Park 2023

Outer Harbor/North 2023

Red Jacket Riverfront Park 2023

Scajaquada Creek/Mouth 2023

Scajaquada Creek/Peter’s Park 2023

Scajaquada Creek/Tops @ Grant & Amherst 2023

Scajaquada Creek/West 2023

Seneca Street Business District 2023

Southside Elementary Playground/Mungovan Park 2023

Buffalo’s Theater District 2023

Tifft Nature Preserve 2023

Unity Island 2023

West Seneca/Harlem Rd Fishing Access 2023

We also want to thank our sponsors Wegmans, LabattUSA, Life Storage and Scott Lawn Yard.