Team MMI Joins the Riverkeeper Sweep

Jun 04, 2019
Blog M Riverkeeper Sweep 2019

Written by Charlotte Dabrowski, Administrative Assistant

Members of MMI's New Paltz, NY office participated in the 8th annual Riverkeeper Sweep, where they collected trash along the banks and floodplain of the Wallkill River. Known for its rich Native American history and swampy wetlands that provide habitat for species such as wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and the federally threatened bog turtle, the Wallkill River flows north approximately 90 miles from Lake Mohawk in Sparta, New Jersey, eventually joining the Rondout Creek in Rifton, New York. The Wallkill and Rondout watersheds form the second largest tributary to the Hudson River Estuary.

Over 40 volunteers participated in this year's event. Participants were able to collect about four large garbage bags of trash by water and another seven by land. Additionally, the land crew accumulated trash on the side of the road to be picked up later by garbage trucks. Coming together to create a difference in the environment is just one of the many advantages of volunteering, but this cleanup also provides a great opportunity to get exposed to the current conditions of our watercourses and bring awareness to our communities.

MMI Community Outreach

This event was organized as part of MMI’s Community Outreach program, which is dedicated to encouraging MMI team members to become involved in their communities and lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. Visit our careers page to learn more about what it's like to work at MMI.

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