15th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – April 18, 2019 – The Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up, which is a cooperative of several federal, state, county and private organizations, will be conducting their 15th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup, Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers will meet at the Onnoville Marina, located in Steamburg, New York, at 8 am to sign in. Upon signing in volunteers will be briefed, given trash bags and gloves, and taken to their designated spot on the reservoir.

To register for the cleanup visit: www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com/volunteer.html

All volunteers and participants must bring:

  • Release form (download at www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com/RiverReleaseForm.pdf)
  • Rain gear (the cleanup will be completed rain or shine)
  • Full-length pants with closed-toe shoes (dress in layers for a range of weather)
  • Food and water (individuals are responsible for their own lunch and snacks)

Additional, items you may want to bring: bug spray, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.

To date the Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup has had 1,042 volunteers who have logged over 8,700 volunteer hours. They have removed 14,998 tires and over 299 cubic yards of trash.

Shared stewardship cleanup projects like this remove trash and debris from our rivers, water ways, and reservoir systems in order to keep them healthy and clean for wildlife, recreation use, and drinking water.