Registration Open for Chautauqua Lake Cleanup

Chautauqua Lake Cleanup is scheduled for Sat. May 20.  Volunteer check-in and check-out will occur at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association in Celoron, NY.  Preregistration is required.  Click HERE to register now!

This is the third Annual Chautauqua Lake Cleanup.  Come join us in cleaning up the Lake.  Volunteer check-in will begin at 8 am.  The cleanup will run from Approximately 8 am thru 3 pm.  Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the am and a hot dog lunch will be provided at 1 pm by the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association.

Go to the 2017 Activities Tab  towards the top of the page for more details.

8th Annual River Cleanups: Registration NOW OPEN

8th Annual River Cleanups:


It’s that time of year again to register for the 8th Annual Allegheny River and Conewango Creek Cleanup!

The cleanup schedule is Saturday September 10 through Saturday September 17, 2016.  Volunteers are needed on land, on water, and in various capacities.  Volunteers are needed to register people, log people on/off the water, document trash found, drive trucks, haul trailers, unload & sort trash, paddle a canoe to pick up trash, walk the shorelines to pick up trash, shuttle people and boats, and many other duties.  

For a complete schedule and to register go to  Please note: waivers are required and may be downloaded from that website too.  

We are also seeking new organizers and planners for next year’s cleanup.  That’s right, as soon as this cleanup is finished, we move into planning for next year.  If you have always wanted to make a difference and put your planning and organizing skills to work for an excellent cause, our cleanup committee NEEDS YOU!  Please call the office at 814-726-1441 or send an email to to share your ideas about how you can help.  

CCWA Joins American Canoe Association

The Conewango Creek Watershed Association has joined ACA as one of their Paddle America Club members.

Through this membership we have been able to get reasonable liability insurance to cover our in- or on-water activities, something that has become more challenging in recent years.  “Each year it has been harder to find insurance to cover our stream cleanups and paddles,” says Elizabeth Dropp, member of the CCWA Board.  “The ACA, in it’s a mission to get people out on the water safely, understands this need and has developed an insurance program to fills that need.  We would hate to give up those activities because we couldn’t get insurance,” according to Dropp.  In addition, the ACA provides some very good safety and other paddling information as well as training opportunities.  Click on the banner below to go to their website for more information.


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American Canoe Association

Volunteers Needed: Adopt-a-Highway Program

We are currently considering adopting a stretch of highway in Warren County within the Conewango Creek watershed.  But first we would like to know if we have mambers that would be willing to help out with these regular cleanups.  This would help us get our name out there a little more.  And all trash we pick up won’t end up in our creeks.  If you are interested, please contact Liz Dropp at  Thank you for your interest in improving our community!