Allegheny River Clean-up

Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up

Welcome to the Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up website!
Volunteers have donated almost 6,000 hours and have removed more than 200 cubic yards of trash over the years. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums, more than 700 tires and have filled many bags of recyclable metal, glass, plastic and aluminum.

We're gonna do it again and you can be part of it! Deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, April 29, 2016.
The 2016 (12th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Our base of operations will be Onoville Marina (same as 2014 & 2015). If you're interested in participating in one of Warren's "extreme cleaning events" first visit the FAQ page, and then head over to the Volunteer page to sign up!

We look forward to another great time this year!

2015 Wrap-up
2015 Allegheny River/Conewango Creek Cleanup
"Well folks, the 7th annual river and creek clean-up is in the books. Over five days, more than 300 volunteers removed 13,000 lbs of metal, more than 100 tires, and 62 cubic yards of trash from the Conewango and Allegheny River.

This brings our recycled metal totals to 75,000 lbs over 7 years. Just stunning what a small group of people can accomplish when we all work together. I cannot say enough how awesome it is to see such support from our community year after year for this event. But please don't forget, there is A LOT of groundwork that goes into planning and executing such an effort every year, and without the hard work of these key volunteers, we certainly wouldn't be able to do what we do.

I hope you'll all take the time to look through these pics and see the folks behind the curtain that make it happen, as well as all our volunteers out there getting grubby, again, to keep our river and creek beautiful. THANK YOU to everyone that came out, past and present - we are making a difference!! Until next year! Cheers!"


2015 Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

The eleventh annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup took place on Saturday, May 9th 2015, and was a huge success! This was the second year that the Reservoir Cleanup crossed north into New York State and it became quickly apparent that our efforts are really beginning to show. In just one day, 102 volunteers donated 816 hours while removing more than 40 cubic yards of trash, and (believe it or not!) 359 tires.

The annual cleanup continues to be a cooperative effort involving the US Forest Service (USFS), US Army Corps of Engineers, Warren County Adult Probation and Parole, and numerous other agencies, organizations, and businesses.

Again, this year the group was joined by two new partners, Seneca Nation of Indians and Cattaraugus County's Onoville Marina, who served as hosts for this year's activities and played key roles in making this year's event the smashing success that it was.

Now in its eleventh year, the positive effects of the annual Reservoir Cleanup are very apparent. As a result of this annual "community conservation event" the shorelines and waters of the Allegheny Reservoir are much safer and cleaner places for the wildlife and recreationalists who use them.