Ready for 2015!
Welcome to the Allegheny River/Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up website!
Volunteers have donated more than 5,000 hours and have removed more than 166 cubic yards of trash over the years. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums, more than 350 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, May 1.
The 2015 (11th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Our base of operations will be Onoville Marina (same as 2014). If you're intersted in participating in one of Warren's "extreme cleaning events of the year!" first visit the FAQ page, and then head over to the Contact Us page to sign up!
We look forward to another great time this year!
2014 Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup
The tenth annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup took place on Saturday, May 10th 1914, and was a huge success! This was the first year that the Reservoir Cleanup crossed north into New York State and it became quickly apparent that it won't be the last. In just one day, 97 volunteers donated 776 hours while removing >55 cubic yards of trash, 221 tires, and >1,000 lbs. of recyclable metal.
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.
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.
Items of interest collected during this year's cleanup included: a collapsed cabin (12 boat loads), hundreds of feet of orange snow fence, numerous blue plastic 55-gallon drums, various appliances, and two childrens battery powered riding toys.
Now in its tenth 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 this 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.