Monday, November 14, 2016

The Tireless Project To Remove Sunken Boat In Monongahela River Nov. 19

The Tireless Project, a program of Allegheny CleanWays, is excited to announce they are  wrapping up their 2016 season with their 200th cleanup! So far in 2016 the Tireless Project has held 31 cleanups with over 500 volunteers, removing over 32 tons of trash (including over 200 tires).
With funding from the EQT Foundation and help from a small group of skilled volunteers, the Tireless Project will be ending the season on a high note by tackling their biggest single piece of litter yet: a boat that sank during the July 4th weekend.  
The wrecked and abandoned boat will be dragged from the Monongahela riverbank, cut into manageable pieces, and hauled away with help from 1-800-HAUL-OUT. We are happy to continue our commitment to cleaning up Allegheny County’s waterways.
If you would like to observe this operation we invite press and the public to meet at the Monongahela Warf parking lot at 11 a.m. on November 19.
The Tireless Project is a collaboration of local organizations and businesses committed to the stewardship of Pittsburgh's waterways.
Since its start in 2003, 3,595 volunteers have boarded our 28' pontoon boat, the Rachel Carson, and removed 579,679 pounds of debris, including 3,519 tires and 24,293 pounds of metal and other recyclables, from our riverbanks and streams.
The Tireless Project operates under the umbrella of Allegheny CleanWays.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Allegheny CleanWays website. Questions should be directed to David Yake by sending email to:

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