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Audubon Community Nature Center
Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) staff invite their members, friends, and volunteers to join them in the upcoming Allegheny River Clean Up, an annual event led BY the community, FOR the community.
In making the invitation, ACNC Executive Director Leigh Rovegno said, “ACNC is fortunate to have so many people help with the conservation efforts that take place on our own property, and we are happy to return the favor where and when we can.”
Audubon has selected Tuesday, September 10, for their crew to help out in cleaning the area from Wildwood to the Tidioute Boat Launch.
Participants will meet at the Tidioute Boat Launch at 8:30 a.m. for a shuttle to Wildwood. This portion of the river clean-up includes Courson Island, the federally designated wilderness island. Volunteers will be briefed about island locations, trash hot spots and other information at the launch site, before boarding their boats.
Anyone who would like to join the Audubon group can register at AlleghenyRiverCleanup.com/volunteer.html.
Volunteers should bring rain gear, layered clothing, lunch and snacks, and a refillable water bottle.
For those who would like to help but do not want to get on the water, shore helpers will be needed beginning at 11:00 a.m. until possibly as late as 5:00 p.m.
To carpool from Audubon, email Rovegno at firstname.lastname@example.org so they will know to look for you. Departure will be by 7:30 a.m. Participants can expect to return between 4 and 5 p.m.
If you would like to help but are not available on September 10, information about the other efforts is at AlleghenyRiverCleanup.com/River.html.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, andb knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., or online at AudubonCNC.org.