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. 



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!

12th Annual Ohio River Watershed Celebration

The 12th Annual ORWC took place on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  We had a glorious day on the Ohio River on board two cruise ships filled to capacity!  The Empress hosted the Networker Cruise, where over 45 displays from local watershed groups, conservancies, as well as government, business, and industry explained to about 300 attendees how we are all “Working Together for Clean Water.”  Special guests included Christopher Abruzzo, Secretary of PA DEP;  Kristin Carter, Assistant State Geologist; Colonel Bernard Lindstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Commander Lindsay Weaver-Marcenelle, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit, Pittsburgh; and Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive.

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