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August 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connoquenessing Creek
Harmony, PA 16037
Allegheny Aquatic Alliance
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Connoquenessing Creek Clean-up

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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 over 360,000 pounds of garbage, including over 4,000 tires from 40 miles of the 50-mile creek!

This year we are focusing on the final 10-mile sweep of the initial cleanup project, starting at McKim Way and ending at Rock Point Park in Ellwood City.

Next clean-up is September 8.