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Tomhannock Reservoir Cleanup
with Sophie Schwarz-Eise

and RPA NextGen Task Force

Saturday, April 20, 9am - 12pm

Tomhannock Reservoir, Pittstown, NY

Rain or Shine!

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. To register, click on the link below. Groups are welcome, but we ask that each volunteer register individually. Please note: Registration for this event closes at 3pm on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Register Here

About this event
In honor of Earth Day, we invite you to join Sophie Schwarz-Eise and the RPA NextGen Task Force for a shoreline cleanup at the Tomhannock Reservoir in Pittstown, New York. The Tomhannock Reservoir provides drinking water to over 135,000 people in our region. This project is part of the Tomhannock Rural Land Campaign. Learn more at

What to expect & what to bring
volunteer event will include up to three hours of trash cleanup along shorelines and roadsides around the Tomhannock Reservoir. Please bring gloves, water, and a snack, and wear weather-appropriate layers and sturdy footwear. Trash bags and orange safety vests will be provided. 

About the event leader

Sophie Schwarz-Eise has lived in Rensselaer County with her family since she was 3 years old. Moving from Arizona, she quickly fell in love with the seasons and wildlife of Upstate NY. She is currently a student at SUNY Binghamton, where she is studying environmental science. ​In her spare time, Sophie enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and just being outdoors, which led to her discovery of the RPA properties. Today she enjoys exploring the many, diverse properties on the Rensselaer Plateau with friends, family, and her two Bernese Mountain Dogs any time she gets the chance. Sophie is a member of the RPA Board of Directors and leads the RPA NextGen Task Force.

RPA NextGen Task Force is a new group that provides opportunities for young adults and professionals, ages 14-40, to connect with others who share a passion for conservation, the outdoors, and volunteering.


If you have questions, please contact Kim at kim@rensselaerplateau.orgPlease note: Registration for this event closes at 3pm on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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