Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jim Clark, McKean County, Receives Keep PA Beautiful President’s Award

Jim Clark, a former Penn State Extension educator, was given the 2017 President’s Award from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, presented the award to Clark on Tuesday at a luncheon in his honor.
In 2007, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful initiated an award program to honor volunteers who have demonstrated a sustained commitment and exceptional contributions on behalf of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to make local communities clean and beautiful. 
Clark is the eighth person statewide to receive the award.
Members from the local PA CleanWays of McKean County, a Keep PA Beautiful Affiliate, were also present during the award luncheon.
Clark was instrumental in founding PA CleanWays of McKean County in 2000 and has since served as secretary and leader of the group.
Since 2000, the local group has used 962 volunteers, cleaned up more than 140 tons of trash and 31,396 tires and collected more than 1,680 pounds of unwanted medications and 39 tons of electronics.
PA CleanWays of McKean County will meet at 7 p.m. March 28 at the McKean County Conservation District office in Smethport. Anyone interested in volunteering or helping with the group’s efforts is invited to attend.
More information is available by contacting Heather McKean or Justin Lund at the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4001.
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.
Jim Clark Presented With Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President’s Award

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