Press Releases

  • Register for the 2nd Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean-Up
    Last year, over 250 people gathered at 10 sites along the Saw Mill River to remove trash and restore habitat. We need your help to make this event a resounding success again this year! Be part of the group of volunteers (families, civic and youth groups, businesses) to join or lead cleanup crews, bagging tons […]
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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Daylighting in Larkin Plaza! Dec. 15th 12noon
    The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Daylighting of Larkin Plaza is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th at 12pm. Please come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us! Plans for the daylighting of The Saw Mill River in Larkin Plaza have been in the works for many years. We are excited to finally be breaking ground on […]
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  • Help Us Clean-Up the Saw Mill River!
    Are you concerned about all of the trash you see on the streets and on our urban trails? Have you ever seen trash in the Saw Mill River and had the urge to get them out? Are you worried about the negative impact this trash could have on local wildlife? Want to get your hands […]
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  • Yonkers City Council approves capital budget which includes the Saw Mill River Daylighting Park at Larkin Plaza!
    On Tuesday, November 9, the Yonkers City Council approved the funding to bring back the Saw Mill River to the light of day, hence “daylighting” at Larkin Plaza in downtown Yonkers. This project has been in the works for a very long time. The US Army Corps of Engineers first covered up this portion of […]
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  • 2010/11 Vine-Cutting Season
    The next vine-cutting will be Sunday, April 11th from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Farragut Avenue site (directions are below). This may be our last clean-up of the season. Come help out if you can!
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  • River Clean Up Earth Day Apr 22 2007
    For Release: April 16, 2007 Ann-Marie Mitroff  (914) 375-2151, Cell: (914) 815-5872   Think Globally–Act Locally…River Coalition and Kayak and Canoe Club Conduct Saw Mill River Clean-up Vikki Jones, coordinator of The Hudson River and Beyond Kayaking and Canoeing Club is always looking for water-related activities. After sending out an email looking for an idea to celebrate […]
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  • Looking for Vine “Lookers”
    We’re working with the state invasive plant folks—as many of you know who have been out cutting porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and oriental bittersweet. Well, there’s yet another very aggressive vine—mile-a-minute—which is rearing its ugly leaf.    This vine grows up to 6 inches a day – forming a dense mat and preventing light from reaching […]
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  • Coalition Grants
    Coalition Grants  The Coalition has been working on four grants it has received:  The Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP) habitat restoration assessment has looked at 2-3 sites on publicly-owned land along the Saw Mill River from Farragut Avenue to Woois working with Sven Hoeger, stream habitat specialist, to coordinate the project. River RAT (Restoration Action […]
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  • Goldman Sachs Volunteers to give Saw Mill River a Face-lift
      Saw Mill River Coalition A program of Groundwork Yonkers 6 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10701 914-375-2151  Fax: 914-375-2153   For Immediate Release:          Contact: Wednesday, May 14, 2008                  Ann-Marie Mitroff                                                                            Director of River Programs: 815-5872 […]
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