On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance partnered with several local groups to conduct a litter cleanup along the shores of the Oneida Reservoir.
The Oneida Reservoir, owned by Pennsylvania American Water, is open for public fishing and is a key water supply source for the Butler community. Members of the CWA, Butler County Conservation District, Butler Area School District National Junior Honor Society, Oakland Township, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission worked diligently to remove litter and dumped items from the shores of the lake, helping to prevent any possible contamination of this drinking water source.
During the course of the event, participants collected over a ton of garbage, including more than 60 bags of miscellaneous trash, three televisions and two toilets. The garbage, collected on a trailer donated by Oakland Township, will be deposited in a local landfill as part of the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup.
Thank you to all who came out to assist with such a worthy cause!