Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides an opportunity for their statewide affiliates to recognize the outstanding efforts of their local volunteers. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2013 Affiliate Volunteers of the Year award winners are:
-- Allegheny CleanWays - Hannah Grace for her unwavering work with the DumpBusters crew;
-- PA CleanWays of Cumberland County - Mike Onofrey for the coordination of numerous phases of an event that collected over 9,000 tires;
-- Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful - Juniata College Community Service Office for their enthusiastic and invaluable cleanup efforts over the years;
-- PA CleanWays of Mifflin County - Dan Dunmire for his assistance with grant writing and general support since the affiliates inception in 2000 and Justin Kozak for his expert watershed knowledge and computer skills and assistance with coordinating events;
-- Keep Perry County Beautiful - Carson Long Military Academy Environmental Club for their active participation in outdoor education opportunities, illegal dump clean-ups, and road adoptions; and
-- Keep Royal Gardens Beautiful - Zamir Chandler for his project management skills and work with youth volunteers.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that by engaging volunteers, we extend the reach of our educational efforts and multiply the impact of our actions. I thank all the volunteers for their hard work and efforts. It does not go unnoticed,” said Shannon Reiter, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates and local Keep America Beautiful affiliates nominated their own volunteer of the year and these volunteers were presented with a certificate of appreciation as a tribute to their efforts to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.Award winners and their programs can be found on KPB’s Grants & Awards webpage.