Allegheny River Clean-up

Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up

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

Since 2008, more than 2,800 volunteers have donated almost 23,000 hours and have removed almost 400 cubic yards of trash from the watershed. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums; more than 1,300 tires and have filled many bags of recyclable metal, glass, plastic and aluminum.

2017 Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

The 2017 (13th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Learn more here!


2016 Conewango Creek and Allegheny River Cleanup

The 8th Annual Conewango Creek and Allegheny River Cleanup was a huge success!

The Conewango Creek and Allegheny River Cleanup team (as well as the community), want to extend a heart-felt thanks you to all of those folks that helped to make this event so successful. This year we spent two days on the Conewango Creek (2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year) and three days on the Allegheny.

After seven years, our work is very evident! Regular volunteers commented on how much better the river and creek look. Nonetheless, this year, in just five days, 336 volunteers donated about 2900 hours to remove more than 40 cubic yards of garbage, 92 tires and wheels and almost 12,000 pounds of metal. We were fortunate to have ideal weather this year, and although the work is hard, it's also fun.

Ever wonder what it might look like? Take a look!!

(Thanks Grace!)

Watch for information about 2017!!!


2016 Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

The twelfth annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup took place on Saturday, May 10th 2016, and was a huge success! This was the third year that the Reservoir Cleanup crossed north into New York State and it became quickly apparent that our efforts are really beginning to show. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's effort. Despite the weather, 94 volunteers and employees spent a rainy Saturday collecting more than 30 cubic yards of trash and 82 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 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 twelfth 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.