First and foremost, an enormous thanks must go out to all the businesses, organizations, clubs and volunteers that came out to support the clean-up effort. Without your support, this would not be possible.
The 2013 team of 297 volunteers donated more than 2,574 hours over 5 days to clean the Conweango Creek and a 31-mile stretch of the Allegheny River. We've removed around 38 cubic yards of "trash", and recycled 9,170 lbs of metal, 93 tires, dozens of bags full of glass, plastic and aluminum recycled.
You can't beat wrapping up this effort with a delicious chicken barbecue and great live band (Temple Grey) at Buckaloons campground. Making my way around the crowd, it was fun listening to stories of everyone's adventure on the river over 5 days.
Wondering what it looks like to have an entire community come together? Check out the photo galleries to the left. Please keep in mind that these pics are only of folks I ran into, and although I tried to mix up my duties to have a well-rounded collection, there were so many other people not pictured that worked very hard. If you see someone wearing a river clean-up shirt or hat, please remember to say "Thank You." Take a look at all those sponsor logos above and let them know how much you appreciate them getting involved!!
It's a great feeling to live in a community that believes in giving back, and amazing what we can accomplish as a team if we put our minds to it! Thanks so much for all you do!