Last night the Empire State Building was illuminated in Riverkeeper's colors of blue, green and deep blue, in honor of the organization's 50th anniversary. For half a century, Riverkeeper has worked relentlessly to improve and protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River, and drinking water for millions of people in the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Social media users near Manhattan yesterday shared their own unique views of the illumination, highlights of which can be seen here. If you saw it last night and took a photo, be sure to share it with their Twitter and Instagram accounts, using hashtag #50onHudson.
YOU CAN HELP THEM CLEAN THE HUDSON NEXT MONTH:
On May 7th, Riverkeeper will be hosting their 5th annual Sweep Day to help clean hundreds of miles of shoreline on the River from NYC to Troy. Last year 2,000 volunteers removed 40 tons of debris, plant 1,150 trees and native grasses, and they're hoping to have even more success this year. To learn more about this amazing project and join one of the 100+ cleanup sites in our area, click here.