Upcoming Events from Allegheny Aquatic Alliance

Welcome Paddlers!

Join us for the Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration. The Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration will allow people of all ages and skills to enjoy and engage in a sojourn on a captivating scenic creek. Allegheny Aquatic Alliance will guide you through this two-day, 16 mile kayak/canoe paddle across beautiful Butler County on Connoquenessing Creek. This celebration will encourage participants to learn more about this important waterway and how to protect it. The event includes shuttle service, overnight camping, dinner and breakfast, live entertainment, informative speakers, raffles and silent auction, campfire snacks, and fun for all! One day paddlers are welcome also. Take part in this exciting unique paddling opportunity and experience what our local natural resources have to offer.

Registration Fees: 2 day Adult: $20; 1 day Adult: $15; 2 day Child (12 years old and under): $12; 1 day Child: $7 (Fees include liability insurance)

Boat Rental Fees: 2 days: $20; 1 day: $15 (Limited quantity, Contact to reserve)

Dates and Times: 6/17/17 1:30pm – 6/18/17 2:30pm

Rain Date: 7/8/17 - 7/9/17

Day 1 Put In: 101 West Main St. Renfrew, PA 16053

Day 2 Take Out: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033

Day 2 Put In: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033

Day 2 Take Out: 198 Porters Cove Harmony, PA 16037

Participants will drop off their boats at Renfrew Canoe Launch and then drive to Major Washington Canoe Launch to set up camping gear and park their vehicles. The shuttle will then take the attendees back to Renfrew Canoe Launch, where they will launch their boats. Participants are required to bring their own camping gear and Life Jackets/PFD. Contact Christina Handley for more information or to Register: alleghenyaquaticalliance@hotmail.com or (724) 371-0416. Registration also available online at www.eventbrite.com.

Calling All Volunteers & Supporters!

The 6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanupdates have been scheduled! Please help us restore this important waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by removing the physical garbage that consumes it. So far we have removed over 275,000 pounds of garbage, including over 2,600 tires from just 37 miles of the 50 mile waterway! This year we are focusing on a 15-mile stretch, starting in Harmony Junction and ending in Ellwood City. This is the first year the cleanup is in Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties! Join us in doing a good thing for the environment and community while feeling good and meeting new friends!

Register before by emailing me back or call (724) 371-0416 Or Just show up!

Dates: August 19th & September 9th, 2017

Meeting Location: Live Out Baptist Church, 1718 PA-588 Fombell, PA 16123

Time: 8am – 5pm

Lunch, snacks, beverages, work gloves, & T-shirt provided

Cleanup Needs: Volunteers, Rope, Chains, 10 tarps, 10 pry bars, 2 chainsaws, 5 sledgehammers, 10 old metal ladders, 2-3 washing stations, 10 tin-cutters, hip waders, use of 2 pressure washers, use of 3 brush cutters/weed eaters, use of 15+ pickup/dump trucks with/without winches, use of 20 canoes, use of 20 aluminum/metal boats, 10+ floatation devices/life jackets, use of skid loader/Bobcat, use of trailers, portable winches, etc.