American Rivers improves safety at Salvation Army camp
Removal of unsafe dam eliminates hazard for youth; Press tour scheduled for April 19, 2010April 15th, 2010
<p>Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, American Rivers, 412-727-6130</p>
(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American Rivers is a leader in Pennsylvania removing unsafe, outdated dams.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