The Tireless Project

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The Tireless Project is a collaboration of local organizations and businesses committed to the stewardship of Pittsburgh's waterways. Since its start in 2003, 4,873 volunteers have boarded our 28' pontoon boat, the Rachel Carson, and removed 644,464 pounds of debris, including 3,728 tires and 25,293 pounds of metal and other recyclables, from our riverbanks and streams.

In a typical three-hour Tireless Project event, participants are connected to the rivers both aboard the Rachel Carson and along the water's edge as they work together to remove tires, litter, and other trash that has accumulated there. Because of the collaborative nature of the Tireless Project, partner organizations may join the cleanup and offer other projects like invasive species removal, tree/flower planting, litter pickup, and more. After the cleanup event, volunteers regroup for pizza and/or other refreshments.

To get involved, check out our Event Calendar to register for one of our upcoming cleanups. If you're interested in organizing a Tireless Project cleanup with your community or corporate group, email Hannah Samuels, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at