Congratulations to all Volunteers & Supporters!
We are proud to announce the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Project had another successful year, the MOST successful actually! And this is with cancelling the second date…So drum roll please:
We removed 72,565 pounds of garbage (36.3 tons), including 594 tires! This brings our overall total of removed garbage to 275,125 pounds of garbage (137.5 tons), including 2,615 tires! This is amazingly wonderful to report!
Each year, we accomplish more than we could hope for and each year we are inspired by our achievements! This is a community effort that speaks volumes for what we can do united! We will be focusing on the same stretch next year since we didn’t get the opportunity to remove all the garbage this time…So join us once again…Or for the first time!!!
In 2012, we formed the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Celebration. This annual event is organized for the restoration of this creek. Tackling 10 mile sections at a time, we aspire to have all 50 miles of the waterway cleaned in five years’ time while also maintaining every section annually. This waterway flows through Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence counties and many municipalities. The creek begins 4 miles north of the Oneida Valley Reservoir and it is a tributary to the Beaver River, which flows into the Ohio River. The condition of this watershed is deplorable. In 2000, it was rated the 2nd most polluted waterway in America. For years waste has been directly dumped into the creek. Annual flooding has brought man-made objects into the creek bed. Tires that were once used to stabilize the creek banks have fallen into the water. And illegal dumping continues despite warning signs and fines. Our goal is to remove the physical pollution consuming this watershed and restore it back to its beautiful, healthy state. So far we have successfully removed 275,125 pounds of garbage (137.5 tons) and 2,615 tires from 40 miles from this precious natural resource! And we still have 10 more miles to go. Join us in this important cause and become a volunteer or sponsor!
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 resource