Allegheny Aquatic Alliance is a local nonprofit organization devoted to water protection.
Our mission is to restore the waters of Western Pennsylvania to their natural state by removing and combating pollution, reinstating the organic environment, and educating the community of the threats to our waterways in order to empower and encourage public action for watershed preservation. Our vision is to see our local waterways returned to their beautiful natural healthy states. We want to minimize the negative human impact on our water. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Calling All Volunteers & Supporters!
The 5th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup is fast approaching! Please help us restore this important waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by removing the physical garbage that consumes it. So far we have removed over 200,000 pounds of garbage, including over 2,000 tires from just 30 miles of the 50 mile waterway! This year we are focusing on a 12 mile stretch, starting in Harmony and ending in Fombell. This is the first year the cleanup is in Butler and Beaver Counties! Join us in doing a good thing for the environment and community while feeling good and meeting new friends!
Register by using contact form or call (724) 371-0416 Or Just show up!
Dates: August 27 & September 10, 2016
Meeting Location: Live Out Baptist Church, 1718 PA-588 Fombell, PA 16123
Time: 8am – 5pm, both days
Lunch, snacks, beverages, work gloves, & T-shirt provided
Cleanup Needs: 3 rolls of orange field marking tape/colored electrical tape, Rope, Chains, 10 tarps, 10 pry bars, 2 chainsaws, 5 sledgehammers, 10 old metal ladders, 2-3 washing stations, 3-4 portable toilets, 10 tin-cutters, hip waders, use of 2 pressure washers, use of 3 brush cutters/weed eaters, use of 15+ pickup/dump trucks with/without winches, use of 20 canoes, use of 20 aluminum/metal boats, 10+ floatation devices/life jackets, use of skid loader/Bobcat, use of trailers, portable winches, etc.
4 key benefits of volunteering that make a positive impact on people’s lives:
- Health: volunteers say that they feel better physically, mentally and emotionally
- Stress: volunteering helps people manage and lower their stress levels
- Purpose: volunteers feel a deeper connection to communities and to others
- Engagement: volunteers are more informed health care consumers, and more engaged and involved in managing their health
So you can take care of yourself while you are taking care of our natural resources