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 418,983 pounds of garbage, including 4,455 tires from all 50 miles of the creek! This cleanup project is ongoing to ensure the creek remains free of pollution so this year we are returning to the Butler area for a 20 mile stretch from the City of Butler to Zelienople. For more information, contact us at (724) 371.0416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information online, go to www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com or check out Allegheny Aquatic Alliance’s Facebook page.