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.

First Conewango Creek Canoe/Kayak Poker Run

Poker Run Scheduled for June 6th, 2015


As a kick off to the 2015 River of the Year Celebration, CCWA has scheduled it’s first Canoe and Kayak Poker Run for Saturday, June 6th, 2015 with the rain date of June 13.  This is a family-friendly fundraising activity for us and funds will be used for

Paddlers Enjoying the Creek
Paddlers Enjoying the Creek

CCWA projects and expenses.  The Run will begin at the Frewsburg, NY Launch along Rt 62 west of Frewsburg.  It will end at Larimer Park in Russell, PA.  That’s a distance of approximately 11.5 miles.  Early Registration is $20 per person if they register before April 25th.  After April 25th the registration is $25.  Registered participants will get one score card for a 5 card Draw Poker hand, a t-shirt (for those registered before April 25th), a chance to win door prizes, and a picnic supper with activities or entertainment afterward.  Children are welcome to paddle along for free, but anyone under 18 years of age cannot participate in the poker hands.  A small fee can be paid for the BBQ supper for non-registrants.

“We have had folks out on the creek helping us clean the creek for the last 6 years.  We decided it was time to get people out on the creek for some fun and celebration!!  What better time to have fun on the creek than during the 2015 River of the Year Celebrations!” Says Liz Dropp, CCWA Board Member.

This Poker Run is similar to other poker runs.  The participants will paddle down Conewango Creek and stop at four stops to pick a card at each that will be recorded on their “score card.”  The fifth card will be drawn at the end at Larimer park.  There will also be an opportunity to draw an extra card in exchange for collecting litter along the creek and also to buy one additional card for a $5 donation.  The winner will be the person with the best poker hand at the end. The Grand prize will be awarded to that person. Be sure to read and understand all the rules and regulations related to the game.  Click HERE for the Rules and Regulations.

Some extra T-shirts will be ordered , but a shirt cannot be guaranteed to late registrants.  The extra shirts will be given to late registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.  So to make sure you get your shirt, register by April 25th.

Participants will have the opportunity to further support CCWA by purchasing 50-50 tickets.  The winner will receive 50% of the cash taken in on the 50-50 drawing.  There will also be door prizes that all participants will be eligible to win.  Participants must 18 years or older to participate in the Poker Run or the other drawings.

To print out the Registration Form Click HERE.  You can  then print the form, fill it out and hand-deliver or mail to our office at the address on the form.  At the current time, we are only taking checks or cash for registration.

For more information you can email us through the site or call our office at 814-726-1441.

Conewango Creek Poker Run Event

Title: Conewango Creek Poker Run Event
Location: Frewsburg, NY to Russell, PA
Description: Starts at 9am in Frewsburg and ends at Russell by 4 pm. Following the event will be a BBQ lunch, activities and entertainment. Early Registration is $20 if registered before April 25th. After April 25th, registration is $25. Participants will receive a T-shirt (with early registration), one hand of 5 Card Draw Poker, a BBQ supper and have lots of fun. Some extra T-shirts will be ordered but will be given out on a first come-first served basis for late registrations.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2015-06-06
End Time: 16:00

Fall 2014 Creek and River Cleanups Announced

Conewango Creek and Allegheny River Cleanups

Schedule:  We have been planning for this year’s Conewango Creek Cleanups.  That’s right:  plural: cleanups.  We will be running TWO Cleanups on the Conewango Creek this fall.  One will be on Saturday, Sept. 6th and the other on Monday, Sept. 8th.  Get those dates on your calendar!!

The Conewango Creek is part of the upper Allegheny River watershed.  In other words, the Conewango flows into the Allegheny River so anything we remove from the Conewango won’t make it to the Allegheny!  CCWA is a member of the Allegheny River Cleanup Committee that plans and coordinates the week of cleanup activities every September.  The schedule for the rest of the week is:  We are tentatively cleaning a section of the Brokenstraw Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Watch for further details to be announced.) On Friday, Sept. 12 the stretch of the Allegheny from Allegheny Outfitters Livery to Betts Park will be cleaned and on Saturday, Sept. 13 the section from Betts Park to the Buckaloons Campground will be done.

Registration:  All volunteers (including volunteers for the Conewango days) should visit the Allegheny River Cleanup to register and get additional information.  Click Allegheny River Cleanup to go to the website now.   When you register, please tell us what day(s) you want to volunteer, specify whether you want to be on the water or stay on land and if you are bringing your own canoe or kayak. If you supply your own boat, you will be responsible for transport of your own boat.  If you are not on the internet, you can call the CCWA Office at 814-726-1441 and leave the same information.  Canoes are limited and will be filled on a first come-first served basis. We also have a need for people to help with in land jobs such as pickup and transport of tires, trash, etc.

 Preparation:  All Volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants and sturdy closed shoes.  Bring your sunscreen, bug juice, cell phone, hat and a rain coat if rain looks likely.  We will supply gloves, bags, buckets etc.  Any cleanup may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather or creek/river conditions.

As more details are worked out, we will provide them here, so check back in the future.  Thanks for caring about keeping our home clean!

Come on Down to the Warren Outdoor Show

Volunteers respectfully requested!

CCWA Display at Annual Meeting
CCWA Display at Annual Meeting

CCWA will be at the Warren Outdoor Show Jan 11 and 12th, 2014.  The hours are 10 am to 5 pm both days. Organized by the WCCBI, the location is at the Warren Mall.   We are looking for volunteers to staff our booth for both days.  I will set up on Friday afternoon.  I’d like to fill in a schedule of volunteers for 2 to 2.5 hour slots.  You know you’re going to come to the Warren Mall anyway, so why not staff the booth for a couple hours?  I think last year they had more than 8000 people come thru over both days.  We talked to a lot of people.  And there are a lot of other things going on as well as many other venders and displays.  (Educational and business displays, animal mounts, gun and other raffles, classes, equipment on display just to name a few.)  On this Jan weekend, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!

So we humbly request volunteers to staff our table and have a good time.  Slots are first-come first-served.  I will keep a list on this post on our webpage.  Let me know what you prefer and I’ll fill your names in.  Two people at a time is fine.  Thanks for all your support! 

Call me at 814-726-1441 or send your preference to me at  Thanks again!

Liz Dropp

CCWA Display Staffing Schedule

Friday 1/10 pm Display setup – Liz Dropp

Sat 1/11

10am to 12 pm–Will N.

12pm to 2:30 pm– Will N.

2:30 pm to 5 pm

Sun 1/12

10am to 12 pm — Will N.

12pm to 2:30 pm –Will N.

2:30 pm to 5 pm

Take down

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!