KPB Moves ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ to Fall

Statewide cleanup to be held September 1 to November 30. 

Cleaning up trash and litter is a good way to show local pride and make your township attractive. And while that task requires constant attention, “Pick Up Pennsylvania” offers the perfect opportunity to put extra focus on keeping your township clean. Local governments, individuals, civic groups, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to remove litter and trash during the Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative. Target areas can include roads, parks, forests, river or stream banks, neighborhoods, and open spaces. In Pennsylvania, the three-month cleanup is supported and sponsored by the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Alliance, a range of businesses, trade organizations, and local and state government entities, including the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation.  County recycling coordinators, conservation districts, cooperative extension offices, and other environmental groups can answer questions and help organize cleanups. Townships should consider asking local community organizations, such as Scout troops and church groups, to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand. Business owners might be willing to donate supplies, such as paint, T-shirts, or refreshments. Further details about registering events and available supplies will be forthcoming. Townships may also email Michelle Dunn of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful at mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.