The Ohio River is the Tireless Project's River of Focus for 2021. This fall, our team will be spending two weeks cleaning up the Allegheny County portion of the Ohio River. The Tireless Project crew will live on houseboats and push our fleet along the Ohio River and spend their days removing debris from the riverbanks with volunteer groups from different communities.
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).
Ohio River of Focus Series 2021
Community Partners/ Cleanup Locations