Thursday, July 17, 2014

Keep PA Beautiful Affiliates Host Month-Long Juniata River Cleanup Initiative

Keep PA Beautiful affiliates, Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County, and Keep Perry County Beautiful will be hosting a four-county wide month-long cleanup initiative along the Juniata River.
This is the second annual cleanup coordinated by the four affiliates. During the inaugural cleanup, over 100 volunteers collected more than 10,000 pounds of debris and more than 360 tires.
The cleanup dates, times, and meeting places are:
-- Perry County - July 25, 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Old Ferry Road (1.4 miles from the intersection of Oak Hall and Old Ferry Road north of Newport)
-- Mifflin County - August 2, 8:00 a.m. at Bylers Campground (264 Brought Farm Road in Granville Township)
-- Juniata County - August 9, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Walker Township Building (9698 William Penn Hwy, Thompsontown)
-- Huntingdon County – August 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Point Access (near Snyder's Run) just east of Huntingdon
Lunch and T-shirts will be provided for cleanup volunteers at each event. For participant registration, contact the local County affiliate by visiting and click on Find an Affiliate.
The Juniata River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River and is approximately 104 miles in length and provides many recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating and sightseeing.  Help make everyone’s next Juniata River experience a little better by pitching in to clean up trash and tires from in and along the river! You’ll be glad you did!

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