River & Watershed Clean-up
to the Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up website!
have donated almost 7,000 hours and have removed almost 250 cubic yards of trash
over the years. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs;
refrigerators; 55-gallon drums, almost 800 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
The 2016 (8th Annual) Allegheny River Clean-up will take place
from Saturday, September 10th until Saturday, September 17th, 2016. This year
we're planning to spend 2 days on the Conewango Creek (2015 Pennsylvania River
of the Year) and 3 days on the Allegheny River. Just think of it, spending 5 days
making these beautiful resources even more spectacular!
If you're interested
in participating in one of Warren's "extreme cleaning events" first
visit the FAQ page, and then head over to
the Volunteer page to sign up!
look forward to another great time this year!
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.
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.