Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will celebrate its accomplishments and chart its course for the future at its annual fundraising event next month aboard the USS Little Rock.
The event is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31.
"With over two dozen remediation projects completed or active this year, nearly 20 tons of litter removed, and over 2,000 active volunteers, 2017 has been a year to celebrate," the organization announced. "Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will continue to lead efforts to restore and protect Western New York's waterways."
Riverkeeper's past year has been a special one.
Last September, it was awarded the prestigious Thiess International Riverprize in India. The prize is reserved for organizations who demonstrate superior efforts at environmental restoration of the world's rivers.
The organization helped spearhead the remediation of the Buffalo River. It also has led myriad environmental clean-up and restoration projects at Buffalo Harbor and throughout the Niagara River corridor.
The organization also is leading efforts to clean up Scajaquada Creek where waters have sustained degradation from decades of sewage overflows and industrial discharges.
Early bird tickets for the Riverkeeper event are available online through the end of July for $35. Tickets sold after Aug. 1 will be $40.
Admission gets visitors onto the USS Little Rock for the event, which includes music, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and silent auctions.