Ready for 2015!
Welcome to the Allegheny River/Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up website!
Volunteers have donated more than 5,800 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,September 4th.
The 2015 (7th Annual) Allegheny River Clean-up will take place from Saturday, September 12th until Saturday, September 19th, 2015. In celebration of the Conewango Creek being recognized as the 2015 Pennsylvnaia River of the Year, we're planning to spend 3 days making this beautiful resource even more spectacular!
We look forward to another great time this year!
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 beinging 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 elevneth
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.
2014 Allegheny River CleanupThank you to everyone who participated in last year's sixth annual Allegheny River Cleanup resulting in tons of trash being dragged from Conewango Creek and the Allegheny Wild and Scenic River.
In total, 246 volunteers donated 1,968 hours removing trash from 39 miles of the Allegheny River and 15 miles of Conewango Creek. This year's cleanup spent two days on lower Conewango Creek between Russell and Warren, PA.
The final 4-days of the cleanup yielded over 34 cubic yards of trash plus 10,340 pounds of metal and 99 tires. These totals do not include items removed during the pre-Cleanup event on August 28th or on the first Saturday, September 6th.
Items of interest included: a motorcycle, (12) bicycles, (10) shopping carts, (4) lawnmowers, various appliances, numerous car parts and the list goes on and on!!
New volunteers and new
ideas are always welcome.