Thursday, January 19, 2017

Keep PA Beautiful Urges Adoption Of Local Roads, Parks, Other Areas To Fight Litter

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to join programs to adopt local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails to keep them litter free.
In Allegheny County, James Sharp Landing was recently adopted through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Adoption Program by ‘Snakeguys Redd Up Team.’
The team of volunteers agreed to clean up twice a year and report results to Keep PA Beautiful and Sharpsburg Borough agreed to support the adoption by installing the sign and providing trash disposal options.
“Sharpsburg Borough is proud to be a part of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and setting an example for our community and others the importance of working together to provide a clean, safe and friendly place to live, work and visit,” said William Rossey, Manager, Borough of Sharpsburg.
According to Keep America Beautiful’s 2009 National Visible Litter Survey and Litter Cost Study, litter clean-up costs the U.S. more than an estimated $11.5 billion each year with municipalities spending more than $790 million and counties spending $185 million each year.  
“Many communities depend on volunteers to clean up litter. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works hand in hand with local municipalities and counties to provide residents with the tools and resources they need to keep our communities clean and beautiful,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep PA Beautiful. “Our adoption program helps mitigate the costs associated with cleaning up and encourages partnerships between local residents and municipalities. It’s a win-win.”
For more information visit KPB’s Adoption Programs webpage or contact Stephanie Larson by sending email to: or call 724-836-4121 x104.
For information about adopting a state maintained road visit PennDOT’s Roadside Beautification Program 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.
Sign up now for the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA and set up your own cleanup and beautification event through May 31.

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