Corps recreation sites host programs, volunteers for Earth Day

Published April 21, 2018
Earth Day 2018 come out and lend a hand.

Earth Day 2018 come out and lend a hand.

Berlin Lake

April 21 – In honor of Earth Day let’s spend a day in the great outdoors. Help us plant some trees, pick up litter and keep Berlin beautiful from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Green Team will also be there to share information about earth friendly fishing and more. Rangers will also be on hand to help explore both the positive and negative environmental impacts of dams and broaden understanding of the ecological consequences of landscape alteration.

Crooked Creek Lake

May 12 - 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 are you looking for somewhere to volunteer this coming Earth Day? Please join Loyalhanna Lake for its annual cleanup event at the Bush Run Recreation Area and Bush Road from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. A free lunch will follow. For more information please visit our Facebook page or call the Loyalhanna Lake office at 724-639-9013.

Michael J. Kirwan Lake

April 21 – Michael J. Kirwan staff and volunteers will be partnering with West Branch State Park by participating in the sister facility’s 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 9 a.m. 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 – Volunteer to spread Christmas cheer to the fish! Park rangers and volunteers will be making fish attractors out of recycled Christmas Trees, and placing them in the lake. These new habitats will act as miniature sanctuaries, providing fish with food and protective shelter. Meet at the Mosquito Creek Lake State Park Office, 1439 State Road Route 305, Cortland, Ohio 44410.

Pittsburgh District works to make everyday Earth Day!

 Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles comprise the upper Ohio River Basin and 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 risk management reservoirs, 42 local flood protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources, infrastructure and environment.


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