Volunteers pull about 300 tires from Yough River

Trib Live – Sixty-five volunteers pulled about 300 tires from a 4-mile stretch of the Youghiogheny River on Sunday, according to Westmoreland Cleanways director Ellen Keefe.  But there is still more work to do.  “We are definitely planning to do this next year,” she said. “This will become an annual event it looks like.”  Volunteer canoers took to the water to clean up tires that apparently were dumped between Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver and West Newton. Belle Vernon Rotary teamed up with Westmoreland Cleanways and Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters for the event.

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