The Allegheny River and Watershed Cleanup will take place on May 13 starting at the Onoville Marina, 704 W. Perimeter Road, Steamburg, NY, just north of the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, at 8:00 a.m. where volunteers will sign-in and get trash bags, gloves and other supplies.
Since 2008, more than 2,800 volunteers have donated almost 23,000 hours and have removed almost 400 cubic yards of trash from the watershed.
They have pulled out television sets; microwave ovens; lawn chairs; refrigerators; 55-gallon drums; more than 1,300 tires and have filled many bags of recyclable metal, glass, plastic and aluminum.
2016 was the third year that the Reservoir Clean-up crossed north into New York State and it became quickly apparent that cleanup efforts are really beginning to show. Almost 100 volunteers collected more than 30 cubic yards of trash and 82 tires. And there’s more to do!
The last several years, cleanup teams have been joined by the Seneca Nation of Indians and Cattaraugus County's Onoville Marina, who served as hosts for the activities and played key roles in making the event the smashing success that it was.
The positive effects of the annual Reservoir Clean-up are very apparent. As a result of this annual "community conservation event" the shorelines and waters of the Allegheny Reservoir are much safer and cleaner places for the wildlife and recreationalists who use them.For all the details and to register (encouraged), visit the Allegheny River and Watershed Cleanup website.