8th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup

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Allegheny Aquatic Alliance

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The Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Project is an annual event formed by Allegheny Aquatic Alliance in 2012 for the restoration of this important local waterway. Tackling 10-20 mile sections each summer, we aspire to clean the entire creek by removing the physical pollution that consumes it. Connoquenessing Creek was once a beautiful, unspoiled waterway but due to decades of abuse and neglect, it has tragically become an endangered natural resource. It was rated the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000! For years, waste has been directly dumped into the creek by illegal dumping and annual flooding and tires that were once used to stabilize the creek banks are now falling into the water. Please help us restore this vital waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by becoming a volunteer or sponsor. So far we have removed 418,983 pounds of garbage, including 4,455 tires from all 50 miles of the creek! However, this has become an ongoing cleanup project since every year flooding carries an enormous amount of new litter and pollution into the creek. Therefore, maintenance cleanups must continue for the success of this project. This year we will be returning to the stretch we cleaned in 2012 & 2013 in Butler County. The 20-mile section begins in the City of Butler and ends in Zelienople. For more information, contact us at (724) 371.0416 or alleghenyaquaticalliance@hotmail.com. For information online, go to www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com or check out Allegheny Aquatic Alliance’s Facebook page.

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Environment

WHEN

Sat Sep 07, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

Major Washington Canoe Launch & Park252 Ash Stop Rd.Evans City, PA 16033

(40.78686,-80.02803)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12

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