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The annual 2 p.m. Allegheny River Cleanup will take place Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17.
Work will focus on three separate stretches of the river in Warren County.
“Thursday the 15th we will be working the stretch from Buckaloons to Wildwood Inn,” said organizer David Snyder. “Friday September 16, we will work between Wildwood Inn and Tidioute. And finally, Saturday the 17th will be dedicated to the stretch from Allegheny Outfitters to Buckaloons.
The organizers are looking for volunteers.
“The effort will require approximately 40 volunteers each day and participants must register in advance,” Snyder said. The cleaning website is alleghenyrivercleanup.com/volunteer.html
These volunteers will be part of an event that since 2005 has seen approximately 4,700 volunteers dedicate more than 35,500 hours and remove 820 cubic meters of trash, 16,782 tires and 147,000 pounds – 70 tonnes – of recyclable metal from the river. .
In 2021 alone, “184 volunteers removed 2,675 pounds of recyclable metal, 66 tires and 33 cubic meters of trash from the Allegheny River,” according to Snyder. “By inspiring hundreds of community volunteers to become active and committed stewards of western Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, the annual Allegheny River Cleanup offers residents and visitors the opportunity to improve the health of aquatic ecosystems and to restore natural beauty by reducing the accumulation of litter – primarily plastics, tires and metals – in the waters and on the banks of the Allegheny River, its tributaries and the Allegheny Reservoir.
As part of the event, a dumpster will be available to accept recyclable metal from September 10-17 in the AutoZone parking lot on Market Street in North Warren. “No trash, tires, batteries or electronics, please,” Snyder said.