Volunteers Needed – 12th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – April 19, 2016 – The Allegheny National Forest and partners are seeking volunteers to help clean up the Allegheny Reservoir shoreline. This popular annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016. “Our reservoir cleanup days would not be successful without all the hard work of our many dedicated volunteers,” said Nathan Welker, Allegheny National Forest fisheries biologist and an event organizer.

Volunteers have donated more than 5,800 hours removing more than 206 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.

Welker said this year’s cleanup day will focus primarily on cleaning up the reservoir’s northern shorelines. He said the need for groups and individuals to volunteer remains great. “Thanks to our volunteers, the reservoir is a much safer and cleaner place than when we began 12 years ago,” he said.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering for this project, can either:

Deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, April 29. For more information, please go to www.AlleghenyRiverCleanup.com

Finally, mark your calendars for the Allegheny and Conewango River Cleanup, scheduled for September 10, 12, 13, 16, and 17.