The Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Project is an annual event formed by Allegheny Aquatic Alliance (AAA) 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.
Join the SWEP Team this year to help us restore this vital waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by becoming a volunteer or sponsor. This year the stretch will be from Zelienople to Ellwood City.
For more information, contact AAA at (724) 371.0416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information online, check out Allegheny Aquatic Alliance’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/635216554040947/
Some things to know - You WILL get wet and dirty! Plan to wear old clothes and shoes that can get wet - you will be walking in the stream alongside a canoe and filling it with trash. All volunteers will meet at the Living Faith Baptiste Church for light breakfast and registration. All water, gloves and equipment, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Bring sunscreen as you will be out in the water for the duration of the day. Also, you should bring a change of dry clothes for after the event.
Volunteers will park vehicles at the put-in/take-out and can carpool back to the starting location. All volunteers will receive a 2020 cleanup T-shirt for their efforts. We look forward to seeing you there!
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