ORWC Short Film by Andy McAllister

A film short about the Ohio River Watershed Celebration, a free cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet in Pittsburgh, PA  that discusses the water quality improvements that have occurred in the Ohio River Basin due to the hard work of grassroots watershed groups. Written, Edited, and Directed by Andy McAllister. Featuring music by Ken Bonfield. 



“CONNECTED THROUGH OUR STREAMS” Ohio River Watershed Celebration

North Park Boathouse
ORWC Atendees

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the 13th Annual Ohio River Watershed Celebration (ORWC) held a wonderful and encouraging get-together!!!  This year we tried something new and really shook things up by taking the event onto LAND at the 3,000-acre North Park in Allegheny County.  We could not have asked for nicer weather!  A variety of activities were in several locations within the park including the Rose Barn, the pool, the Boat House, and “Lake Lane”.  About 40 different displays from local watershed groups, conservancies, nonprofits, governmental agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and industry had the opportunity to explain how we all are working together to make a positive impact on our environment.  We especially want to thank all of our Sponsors who donated so generously to make this event possible.  We could not have done it without them.
The event, which focuses on both wise energy use and watershed restoration, kicked off with music from “Acoustic by Dale Mangold” followed by a wide range of special guests with very welcoming and encouraging remarks including: 

Map and Schedule


The Ohio River Watershed Celebration is quickly approaching.  A map and schedule of the event is available to download by clicking the image to the left.  Registration for the Adult Program begins at 9AM at the Rose Barn while the Student Program opens at 10AM at the pool area. 




Big Changes in Store for the 13th Annual ORWC

PITTSBURGH- Major changes highlight the 13th Annual Ohio River Watershed Celebration which is set for Thursday, September 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For the first time, the celebration will be held on land at Allegheny County’s North Park.   This year’s theme: “Connected through Our Streams-The Pine Creek Experience” focuses on the great progress that has been made in restoring streams and creeks in the Ohio River Watershed. 

Pine Creek is a perfect example.  It’s 22.8 miles long.  It winds its way through northern Allegheny County before entering the Allegheny River at Etna. As part of this year’s celebration, some participants will be able to take a bus tour of the creek’s watershed and get a first-hand look at the work that has been done to improve the creek.

13th Annual ORWC - New Location!

“Connected through our Streams:  The Pine Creek Experience”
13th Annual Ohio River Watershed Celebration on LAND!
Thursday September 18, 2014

Who:  Adults, children & families interested in learning about the Ohio River Watershed

What:  Kids Activities, Educational Opportunities, Adult Networking, Watershed Tour, Canoeing, Drone Demonstration, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Displays, and much more!

Where:  North Park, an Allegheny County Park, Pearce Mill Road Allison Park, PA 15101
               3,075 acres located in Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships

When:  Various times 10 AM to 3 PM with registration beginning at 9:00 AM

How:  All participants must be pre-registered. Registration will begin in August and continue through September 15, 2014. Visit www.orwc.org to register.

ORWC Benefit Dinner at Mad Mex, Shadyside on March 4, 2014

The Ohio River Watershed Celebration (ORWC), an annual cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, is holding a Benefit Dinner at Mad Mex Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Fat Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 7pm.  A three course buffet dinner will include one adult beverage.  ORWC is accepting a $50 tax-deductible donation for dinner reservations.  100% of the proceeds of will go towards this year’s watershed celebration.  Valet parking is available.  Unfortunately, this facility is not handicapped accessible and space is limited.  Make your reservation early!


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