(Pittsburgh) – American Rivers is improving safety at the Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny by removing the unsafe Fairless Murray Dam. The dam has been a safety hazard for young campers for years, and has claimed several lives. Removing the dam will also help restore Slippery Rock Creek, a tributary of the Beaver River.
Reporters are invited to tour the site and view the dam deconstruction on Monday, April 19 at 11am.
American Rivers is a leader in Pennsylvania removing unsafe, outdated dams. To date, American Rivers has helped remove 200 dams across the Commonwealth, benefitting public safety, clean water, recreation, and fisheries.
What: Removal of Fairless Murray Dam on Slippery Rock Creek
Where: Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny, 140 Jenkins Circle, Ellwood City, PA 16117
When: Monday, April 19 at 11am
Who: Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP, Associate Director of River Restoration for American Rivers; Camp manager Eric Blanchard; Larry Torbitt, Salvation Army Western PA Division; Bob Beran, President, Beran Environmental Services; Don Gilmore, PE, Dakota Engineering
RSVP: Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, American Rivers, 412-727-6130
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
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