Allegheny River Clean-up

Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up

Welcome to the Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up website!

Since 2005, more than 5,200 volunteers have donated more than 42,000 hours and have removed more than 920 cubic yards of trash from the watershed. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums; almost 17,000 tires and more than 157,000 pounds of recyclable metal (that's more than 78 tons!). Countless bags have been filled with recyclable metal, glass, plastic and aluminum.

2023 (19th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up!

Allegheny Reservoir

The 2023 (19th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 4th.

We'll meet at the Highbanks Campground (a new spot, this year) at 8 a.m. where everyone will sign-in and be given supplies (trash bags and gloves) prior to being taken to a designated spot on the Allegheny Reservoir.

If you're interested in participating in one of the premier community conservation events in the area,first visit the FAQ page, and then head over to the Volunteer page to sign up!

(Note that some of the info on the FAQ page is intended for the autum river cleanups so, keep that in mind as you read it.)

Volunteers should bring:

  • Rain Gear-the cleanup will be completed rain or shine.
  • Layered Clothing-Individuals come prepared for a range of weather conditions, which can change rapidly in mid-May in northwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Food & Water-Individuals are responsible for bringing their own lunch and snacks. We will provide hot dogs, chips and beverages at the end of the day!

We look forward to another great time this year!