Shoreline Sweeps Scheduled at Erie County Parks

Modified: February 29, 2016 12:37pm

Latest News

  • New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City


    Area restaurants will be added to senior dining program; allows participating seniors to choose a venue and meal each day

    October 17, 2018 1:51pm
  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system


    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade


    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  


    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board


    October 9, 2018 3:42pm

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Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Seeks Volunteers for Area Wide Earth Day Cleanup Effort

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Four Erie County parks will be among the over two dozen local sites selected for Shoreline Sweeps by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper as part of Earth Day cleanup efforts on Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM – 12 PM. The Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park, Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, and the Ellicott Creek Park and Island areas will be sites for the Sweeps, which are the largest single-day shoreline cleanups in Western New York.

“Events like this are a great way for residents to play an active role in keeping our Parks clean, enjoy an Earth-friendly activity, and work together to protect our environment,” said Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo. “There are many sites looking for volunteers in addition to the sites in our Parks, so there are many ways to help in keeping our water clean this Earth Day.”

Volunteers of all ages are welcome and will be provided with cleanup materials at the site. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. For more information or to register for a Shoreline Sweep site, visit

Click here for more information on the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.