Youghiogheny River Canoe Cleanup

October 20, 2019 9 a.m. to ???

This past spring, we had the great fortune to cross paths with Tom Yoder and the Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club when the club was exploring options for cleanup projects in their community. Tom is an avid kayaker and sees first-hand the hundreds of tires in the Yough River. Tom and other club members suggested organizing a cleanup of the tires. Well, Westmoreland Cleanways, along with Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters and lots of volunteers, had done several river cleanups in the past. We thought we’d made a pretty good dent in the accumulation of tires, but apparently they multiplied since we were there last in 2013!

SO….we’re getting the gang back together for another trip. Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters will provide free canoes and transportation, and the Belle Vernon Rotary will provide lunch. We’re even getting t-shirts made for the event! Click here for an event flyer and liability waiver. Call Westmoreland Cleanways or Tom Yoder by October 16 to register, and be sure to tell us your t-shirt size (adult sizes only). Hope to see you on the river!

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