July 16: Tireless Project river cleanup in the Strip

Join in on the next Tireless event, and help clean up the Allegheny Riverfront along the Strip District Trail. Afterwards, we'll have refreshments and musical entertainment by the Moonlighters. So...stop by after work and join in the fun. There will be plenty of trail work and river cleaning to do. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared to get dirty! Check out the calendar of events on the Allegheny Cleanways website for more information and directions.

On Saturday, July 17th, one of our partners in the Tireless Project, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, will be having their annual benefit event. This year it's called "A Midsummer Night's Storm." Find out more information and purchase tickets to the event by going to: http://www.ninemilerun.org/a-midsummer-night-s-storm/.

Finally, if you're finding yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands or would just like to get more involved with our mission to clean up illegal dump sites in Allegheny County, you might want to consider becoming a "Dump Buster." "Dump Busters" is a program we're kicking off this year as a way of addressing some of the 279 illegal dump sites that were identified within the city of Pittsburgh in last year's Illegal Dump Site Survey. A small group of rotating volunteers, led by crew leader Joe Divack, will daily chip away at some of the smaller sites in the city as well as some outside of the city. They will also be available to rapidly respond to new dumping incidents and/or help community groups who are trying to clean up dumping in their neighborhoods. Participation in the group can vary according to your schedule and availability. If you're interested, contact Myrna Newman for more information and/or to get you signed up.

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