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Posted 4/20/2017

Release no. 17-008

Jeff Hawk
412-395-7503 (fax)
1000 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, the Pittsburgh District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several events happening throughout its multistate footprint. Please join us at one of our sites as we appreciate the Earth and work to clean up its environment.

Berlin Lake

April 24 - In connection with Earth Day, our Environmental Education Outreach at Western Reserve School will include interesting information on the value of water, hydrology, and watersheds. We will also provide a fun ranger program on the environmental benefits and impacts of dams.  At the conclusion of our program, we will be providing 44 fourth grade students with an Every Kid in the Park Pass to encourage kids to go outside and spend time in nature in connection with Earth Day.

We will help students explore both the positive and negative environmental impacts of dams and broaden their understanding of the ecological consequences of landscape alteration.

Crooked Creek Lake

May 20 - Join us for a fun-filled day of environmental stewardship!
We are asking everyone to come out to help us clean up Crooked Creek Lake before the recreation season begins! The morning will consist of cleaning up the entire park; some groups will focus on trails and recreation areas while other groups will focus on shoreline clean up. Following the cleanup, join everyone at Constitution pavilion for a light lunch and a great-big thank you from the park staff!

This event is open to individuals and organizations, if you are interested in joining us please call the park office at 724-763-3161 or sign up online!

Loyalhanna Lake

April 22 – As a celebration of Earth Day and in conjunction with the Great PA Cleanup, an ambitious statewide effort to remove litter from the state’s roadways, parks, streams and lakes, volunteers are invited to come help clean up the Bush recreation Area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, for more information call the Loyalhanna Lake office at 724-639-9013

Michael J. Kirwan Lake

April 22 – Michael J. Kirwan staff and volunteers will be partnering with West Branch State Park by participating in the sister facilities annual local shoreline & roadside litter pick-up. Dress for the weather, bring work gloves. Bags will be provided. Pot luck meal after event to include hot dogs provided by the Friends of West Branch State park. Please bring a dish to share.

Meet at 9am at the West Boat Ramp off Rock Springs Road in Edinburg Township. For more information, call the Michael J. Kirwan lake office 330- 358-2622

Mosquito Creek Lake

April 22 – Join Cindy Orth, state park naturalist and Kat Pavolillio, Mosquito Creek Lake Natural Resource Specialist this Earth Day from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for the protecting pollinators program. Volunteers and staff will be helping create new homes for butterflies and bees who live at Mosquito Creek Lake. All ages, rain or shine.

Meet at the Mosquito Creek Lake State Park Office, 1439 State Road Route 305, Cortland, Ohio 44410.

Shenango River Lake

April 22, 23 – Earth Day Litter Pickup.  Volunteers are invited to clean up recreation areas, parking lots, and sections of shoreline around the lake.  Penn-DOT will provide gloves, garbage bags and safety vests.  Volunteers should wear good footwear and dress for the weather.  For more info, contact the Shenango Ranger Station at 724-646-1124.

Pittsburgh District works to make everyday Earth Day!


Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. Our jurisdiction includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood control reservoirs, 42 local flood protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the Nation’s water resources, infrastructure and environment.


For media inquiries, contact the Public Affairs Office at 412-395-7500 or email: celrp-pa@usace.army.mil.


For more information on Earth Day activities, and other district events visit: http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/




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