The Ohio River is formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Point State Park in Pittsburgh. It is 981 miles long and Allegheny County is home to 15 of those miles. The Allegheny County portion of the Ohio River is also home to Neville Island and Brunot Island, which create more riverfront spaces for our team to work along! Our riverfront cleanup team works along the banks of both sides to remove debris that accumulates, which brings us to nearly 40 miles of workable banks.
We have historically worked our way to the Beaver River in Beaver County. We partner with communities and organizations in that region in an effort to establish long term partnerships downstream.
Chartiers Creek is a tributary to the Ohio We have annual events on the creek with our partners, Lower Chartiers Watershed Association (Link to our partner webpage).
Challenges Facing the Ohio
Ohio River Cleanup Totals
114,719 lbs of debris removed
854 tires removed
**I used the database to get these stats but I think they are correct, I am going to do the same with the other rivers and see if they reflect our numbers.
Ohio River of Focus Series 2021
Sponsor Spot (Amy)
Community Partners/ Cleanup Locations (What should we put in this space?)