Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful: Still Time To Participate In The International Coastal Cleanup

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful would like to remind Pennsylvania residents there is still time to organize an event or volunteer for the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup which runs through October 31.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is proud to coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to prevent trash from ever reaching our waterways where it contaminates water supplies, poses health and safety risks to humans and animals and is difficult and costly to remove,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We thank the individuals and groups across the Commonwealth for taking the initiative to care for our natural resources.”
The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort aimed at improving the health of the ocean, bringing out hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to remove millions of pounds of plastics and debris from beaches, lakes and waterways.  
This event has grown to include participation by all 50 states and U.S. territories and 90 countries with the number growing each year.
Any cleanup site is eligible since we all live in a watershed and all waterways flow into our coastal waters.  Gloves and bags are available for registered events while supplies last.
If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for an ICC cleanup, please contact Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send an email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.
For more information, visit KPB’s 2016 International Coastal Cleanup webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.

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