Monday, March 27, 2017

Allegheny CleanWays Kicks Off Tireless Project Cleanup April 9

The Tireless Project, an Allegheny CleanWays river cleanup program, will be starting its 2017 season on April 9!
Since it began in 2003, 4,478 volunteers have boarded the Tireless Project pontoon boat, the Rachel Carson, and removed over 608,000 pounds of debris, including 3,568 tires and over 24,200 pounds of metal and other recyclables, from our riverbanks and streams.
In November of 2016, the Tireless Project completed its 200th cleanup.
The 2017 Tireless Project Kickoff event will begin at noon with live music from Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band while volunteers clean up litter and other debris from the riverbanks via the Rachel Carson and remove invasive plants on shore with Friends of the Riverfront.
Throughout the event participants will also be able to visit tables to learn more about other Tireless Partner organizations including Allegheny Land Trust, Boat Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Waterkeeper, and more.
After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to stay for refreshments and live music from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. as Allegheny CleanWays recognizes all of the dedicated DumpBusters and Tireless Project volunteers who have donated time cleaning up our hillsides, vacant lots, roadways, and riverbanks in 2016.
A cookout-style dinner will be provided, along with beer generously donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
The Kickoff and Volunteer Recognition event will be held at Millvale Riverfront Park.
Please register for both events on Allegheny CleanWays’ online events calendar or by emailing Samantha Weaver, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at:

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