Allegheny River Clean-up

Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up

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

Since 2005, almost 5,500 volunteers have donated more than 48,000 hours and have removed about 1,000 cubic yards of trash from the watershed. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums; more than 17,500 tires and recycled almost 160,000 pounds of recyclable metal (that's almost 80 tons!). Countless bags have been filled with recyclable metal, glass, plastic and aluminum.

2024 (20th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up!

Allegheny Reservoir

The 2024 (20th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 2nd.

We'll meet at the Highbanks Campground (same as last 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.

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!