The 2018 (10th Annual) Allegheny River Clean-up will take place from Saturday, September 8th until Saturday, September 15th, 2018. This year we’re planning to spend 2 days on the Conewango Creek (2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year) and 3 days on the Allegheny River (2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year). Just think of it, spending 5 days making these beautiful resources even more spectacular!
Last year (2017) we saw a total of 317 volunteers donate roughly 2,536 hours of their time while removing 5,350 lbs. of metal, 94 tires, and 35 cubic feet of trash from Allegheny and the Conewango Creek. (Note: The volume of trash and metal collected in 2017 year was lower than usual with high water on the first Saturday, Monday, and Friday). This brought our recycled metal totals to more than 93,849 lbs, garbage to 421 cubic feet and the tire total to more than 1,428 over 9 years.
By energizing hundreds of recreational users to become stewards of western Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, the Allegheny River and Reservoir Cleanups provide the opportunity to measurably clean the water, improve ecosystem health, and restore natural beauty by reducing accumulations of trash–mainly plastics and metals—in the waters and on the shorelines of the Allegheny River, tributaries, and the Allegheny Reservoir.
Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!