Brian Retterer and Trey Rex of Oneida Hearth and Hot Tubs help River Cleanup organizers Nate Welker and John Beard cut and remove rusted train rail that had fallen into the Allegheny River.
The nearly 10-foot piece of metal weighed 440 pounds and was recycled for $26 that will benefit the fourth Allegheny River Clean-up from Saturday, Sept. 15, to Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Allegheny River Tire Pile at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Market Street will once again display tires pulled from the river. Scrap metal donations, including appliances, will be accepted at the Tire Pile location. Electronics or tires should not be dropped off. A drug take-back station manned by the City of Warren Police Department and the Youngsville Borough Police Department will also be at the same location on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Times Observer photo by Ben Klein
The Allegheny River Cleanup schedule: Saturday, Sept. 15: Brokenstraw Creek 8 a.m. and Conewango Creek cleanup 8 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 17: Indian Waters to Tidioute 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 18: Buckaloons to Indian Waters 9 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 19: Tidioute to West Hickory 10 a.m.; Friday, Sept. 21: Kinzua Dam to Betts Park 9 a.m.; Saturday Sept 22: Betts Park to Buckaloons 8 a.m.; Recycling Day at Market Street and Pennsylvania Ave. 8 a.m.; River Riot (awards party) 6 p.m.