Ohio River Watershed Celebration
This fun and education annual event is centered around watershed stewardship and highlighting the unique value of Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers in relation to the Ohio Watershed. This one-day event is typically held in September, with festivities taking place at Station Square in Pittsburgh. The event is free to the public, with hundreds of individuals participating every year. The main event of the day is a 3-hour educational riverboat cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet’s vessels, the Majestic and Empress. Some years we sail exclusively on one river, other years we explore portions of all three (the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela). Cruise guests are treated to expert guided narration of river sites and landmarks, educational displays and exhibits, networking opportunities with environmental professionals, guide books and other educational watershed materials, educational speakers and presentations, free snacks, live music, fun door prizes, and much more! Participants typically include watershed and other non-profit or restoration groups, environmental professionals, government agencies, educators, private businesses and industry, and interested citizens. Topics typically covered during the event include river history, river ecology, aquatic life, river recovery, energy leadership, river resources, drinking water, pollution and solutions, personal and group water stewardship, and more. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us for this exciting day of celebrating the Ohio River Watershed! For more information, visit www.orwc.org!