Yonkers Downtown is an tremendous environmental center, see what we are doing for Earth Day. Downtown Yonkers Gets Greener, as Earth Day Turns into Earth Week
Full Week of Initiatives Planned to Educate, Inspire, and Clean up our City


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Yonkers, NY– April 15, 2015. The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID and a variety of community groups have joined forces to “turn the city greener” starting April 18th.
“Although Earth Day is April 22nd, we believe that enhancing our city’s environment shouldn’t be limited to just one day,” says Daniel Lipka, Executive Director of the BID. Adds Kenneth Dearden, BID President and founder of DW Capital, a local developer, “The award-winning daylighting of the Saw Mill River, our lovely parks and recreation areas, environmentally-friendly buildings like 66 Main, and our groundbreaking educational centers, namely the SLC Center for the Urban River at Beczak and the Science Barge, all earned the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront a reputation as the environmental center of Westchester.

Earth Week activities include environmental clean-ups and beautification projects (involving people from throughout the County), walking tours, plantings, educational activities at the Yonkers Science Barge and Beczak, and family entertainment. Partners in these efforts include Groundwork Hudson Valley, the Sarah Lawrence Center for the Urban River, the Clearwater, the City of Yonkers, and many others.