River & Watershed Clean-up
to the Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up website!
have donated almost 6,000 hours and have removed more than 200 cubic yards of
trash over the years. They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn
chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums, more than 700 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,
April 29, 2016.
The 2016 (12th Annual) Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will
take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Our base of operations will be Onoville
Marina (same as 2014 & 2015). 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!
We look forward to another great time this year!
2015 Allegheny River/Conewango
"Well folks, the 7th annual river and creek clean-up
is in the books. Over five days, more than 300 volunteers removed 13,000 lbs of
metal, more than 100 tires, and 62 cubic yards of trash from the Conewango and
This brings our recycled metal totals to 75,000 lbs over
7 years. Just stunning what a small group of people can accomplish when we all
work together. I cannot say enough how awesome it is to see such support from
our community year after year for this event. But please don't forget, there is
A LOT of groundwork that goes into planning and executing such an effort every
year, and without the hard work of these key volunteers, we certainly wouldn't
be able to do what we do.
I hope you'll all take the time to look through
pics and see the folks behind the curtain that make it happen,
as well as all our volunteers out there getting grubby, again, to keep our river
and creek beautiful. THANK YOU to everyone that came out, past and present
- we are making a difference!! Until next year! Cheers!"
2015 Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup
The eleventh annual Allegheny
Reservoir Cleanup took place on Saturday, May 9th 2015, and was a huge success!
This was the second
year that the Reservoir Cleanup crossed north into New York State and it became
quickly apparent that our efforts are really beginning to show. In just one day,
102 volunteers donated 816 hours while removing more than 40 cubic yards of trash,
and (believe it or not!) 359 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,
year the group was joined by two new partners, 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 eleventh
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.