For 6th Annual Clean Sweep, Kingston Land Trust Organizes Trail Work Day

Kingston Rail Trail Committee Seeks Volunteers as Part of 6th Annual Clean Sweep on 5/2. Register online at GreenlineCleanSweep2015.eventbrite.com

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Volunteers haul brush and debris during a prior Clean Sweep event.

Kingston, NY – As part of the 6th annual Kingston Clean Sweep, organized by Friends of Historic Kingston and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, the Kingston Land Trust is recruiting volunteers and supporters to take the clean-up to the trails! Beginning at 9am sharp, our crews will pick up garbage, remove brush and spiff-up the future Kingston Point Rail Trail from midtown to the Rondout Creek.

Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance via GreenlineCleanSweep2015.eventbrite.com.

“We’re looking for additional helpers of all ages and abilities,” explains Meg Clark, one of the event organizers and a member of the Kingston Land Trust’s Rail Trail Committee. “It’s a chance to put some sweat-equity into the emerging trail system that’s starting to take off in Kingston and beyond.”

All volunteers will gather at 8:30am on Saturday, May 2nd at the Rondout Savings Bank parking lot, 300 Broadway in Kingston. After signing in and completing a brief safety orientation, volunteers will be provided with tools and will work their way down the future trail, picking up litter, clearing drainage basins and removing debris that has accumulated over the winter. Along the way, our crew leaders will provide updates on the ongoing construction of the Kingston Point Rail Trail, which began last fall and is expected to continue through 2016.

Volunteers should come prepared, wearing boots, gloves, bug and tick guard and long pants and long-sleeved shirts. The work will involve removing and bagging general trash and rubbish. All volunteers will be required to sign-in before participating in the clean-up.

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About the Kingston Land Trust and the Rail Trail Committee – The Kingston Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston. The Rail Trail Committee is dedicated to planning, development, utilization, and proper maintenance of rail trails and other non-motorized linkages in the City of Kingston. More information is available at KingstonLandTrust.org.

About the Kingston Greenline – The Kingston Greenline is a partnership of the Kingston Land Trust and the City of Kingston to develop a city-wide system of trails, bikeways, promenades, paths and complete streets. The Kingston Greenline will provide residents and visitors with healthy, active, non-motorized ways to connect to the City’s vibrant commercial, cultural, historical and recreational assets. The Greenline will also weave together a growing regional trail network, providing an amenity-rich urban trail hub that promotes active transportation and tourism. More information is available at KingstonGreenline.org and facebook.com/kingstonrailtrails.

1 comment to For 6th Annual Clean Sweep, Kingston Land Trust Organizes Trail Work Day

  • Peter Wetzler

    May 2nd is a popular day. The Kiwanis Club has already organized a cleanup of Cornell Park at the same time which we’ll be participating in. Would have liked to do both.

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