The Allegheny River is one of America’s most beautiful and clean rivers. For more than a decade the waterway has been designated one of the nation’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. It is also home to seven islands protected under America’s National Wilderness Preservation System. Every year, hundreds of people come to the river to enjoy its beauty and bounty.
In September 2009 we founded the first annual Allegheny River Clean-Up to help keep this valuable resource healthy for generations to come. Our goals are three-prong:
· To remove garbage found in or along the Allegheny River and its tributaries for the ecological health of this resource and the safety and enjoyment of residents and visitors.
· To promote stewardship of the Allegheny River watershed and highlight how it has been, and continues to be, an important recreational, ecological and economic asset to Warren County.
· To promote a spirit of giving back to the community. We encourage everyone to get involved in our 5-day cleanup this fall.
In addition to the river clean-up, the staff at Allegheny Outfitters volunteers hundreds of hours annually to trail maintenance and various projects in the community to promote stewardship.
Our stewardship projects in the news:
Keystone Public News article and radio interview on the Allegheny River Clean-up
Warren Times Observer article on the Allegheny River Clean-up