Saturday, April 28, 2012
10am to 2pm

Join the Village of Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Council, Sleepy Hollow Manor Association, and Philipse Manor Improvement Association for a day of work to benefit Kingsland Point Park!

— Learn about the Hudson. DEC Naturalist and compiler of the Hudson River Almanac Tom Lake will talk about Hudson River ecology and seining will be done at 10am at the beach.

— Cut invasive vines. Bring pruners and loppers (but no “swinging” tools or power tools).

— Pick up trash. A supply of gloves will be available, but bring your own if you have some.

— Weed, repair, and examine. All parts of the park.

— Letterboxing for kids. Througout the event, kids can engage in environmentally-themed orienteering.

Please walk or bike to the event if you can. If you drive, please park in one of the park’s two lots, not at the train station.

For more information please e-mail SHEAC at

Earth Day only comes once a year, and the Environmental Advisory Committees of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are urging local residents to don gloves for the occasion.

On Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers will take to the streets to pick up garbage that has been accumulating in the villages over the winter.

“We’re asking everyone to come out to support their village by making it a cleaner, better place to live,” said Sean Roach, member of the Sleepy Hollow EAC. “Just a couple hours can make a huge difference.”

Last year, the Earth Day cleanup gathered about 20 local volunteers, as well as EF School students who cleaned around the Tarrytown Lakes. Over 35 bags of garbage were collected in both Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

However, not all of the streets were covered since participants were spread thin, said organizers. Local EACs are hoping to double the number of participants this year to ensure that some of the dirtiest areas get the attention they need.

“It’s a great way to get involved in the community as an individual, or as a family,” said Roach. “Last year some of the kids seemed even more eager to clean up than their parents!”

All those who wish to participate can show up at 9:45 a.m. at Patriots Park, rain or shine. Bring gloves, bright clothing, and water if it is hot out. There will be some refreshments prior to the start of the cleanup. Volunteers will be designated specific routes to clean during the event, and people can request to clean around their own neighborhoods if they so desire.

Those with questions about the cleanup can contact David Bedell or Sean Roach of the Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee at:; or Carole Griffiths of the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee at:

Together with the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council and, SHEAC is sponsoring a trash cleanup event on the morning of Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Please meet at 8:45am at the Warner Library. Gloves and other supplies will be provided, but please bring your own if possible to ensure we have enough.

Small teams will be assigned routes through downtown Tarrytown, downtown Sleepy Hollow, and the Old Croton Aqueduct. The cleanup is scheduled to end at 11am, in time for participants to take part in the Duck Derby and Healthy Kids Day.

Due to the other events in Patriots Park on this date, please park at the High School if you are driving. As usual, consider walking or biking to make this a zero-emissions event.

Links to more information: