American Rivers improves safety at Salvation Army camp

Removal of unsafe dam eliminates hazard for youth; Press tour scheduled for April 19, 2010

April 15th, 2010

Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, American Rivers, 412-727-6130

(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American Rivers is a leader in Pennsylvania removing unsafe, outdated dams.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.

DETAILS:

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


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