ClearWater's 12th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day Sat April 19th


The annual event focuses on removing debris from local streams, waterways and sinkholes and will be followed by a picnic luncheon for volunteers.

STATE COLLEGE, PA—March 4, 2008—ClearWater Conservancy, a Centre County-based nonprofit land trust and natural resource conservation organization, will host its 12th annual Watershed Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 19th, 2008 during Blue and White weekend at Penn State. Volunteers will be assigned to a site in Centre County where they and their site coordinators will remove debris from streams, waterways and sinkholes. The cleanup is from 8 a.m. to noon and will be followed by a luncheon for volunteers at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
Over the last 11 years, Watershed Cleanup Day volunteers have removed almost 1,400 tons of trash, with more than 1,100 of those tons removed in the last three years. In 2007, the event attracted over 250 volunteers.
"We aim to surpass last year's numbers and clean up even more in 2008," said Geoff Smith, water resources coordinator at ClearWater. "The growth of the event proves that our residents care deeply about improving the quality of our local watersheds, which is vital to maintaining the health and beauty of our community."
Volunteers can sign up by calling (814) 237-0400  Once they are registered, they will be assigned a specific site and coordinator and informed where to meet their group on Saturday morning.
ClearWater Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), Centre County based land trust and environmental conservation organization formed in 1980 with the mission of promoting the conservation and restoration of natural resources in central Pennsylvania through land conservation, water resource protection, and environmental outreach to the community.
For more information about ClearWater Conservancy or the Watershed Cleanup program, or to view an upcoming schedule of events, call (814) 237-0400 or visit

Google Site Search


User login

Recent comments

Paypal Donations to VOICES

  • You can help Voices and express your support by making a quick and easy PAYPAL donation with this button. The best way to let Voices know you appreciate our efforts is with a small donation! You don't need a PAYPAL account, but maybe it's time to start one? Thank you so much for helping!