Thursday, February 18, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful: Adopt Your Local Road, Park Or School To Keep Them Trash Free

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to commit to litter free communities by joining its statewide adoption program.
The program is an option for most types of local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails. School grounds are eligible for adoption through the Litter Free School Zone Program also offered by Keep PA Beautiful.
There is no fee to participate and Keep PA Beautiful provides up to two recognition signs per adoption. The support of the local municipality or maintainer of the property is required before an adoption can happen.
Groups must agree to make safety a top priority, schedule two cleanups per year and report results to Keep PA Beautiful after each cleanup.  
“We all want to live in clean communities. Adopting an area is a proven and effective way to address persistent dumping and littering and helps keep these areas trash-free. Our adoption Program helps mitigate the costs associated with cleaning up and encourages partnerships between local residents and municipalities All it takes is a concerned person or group of volunteers and a commitment to be part of the solution in keeping Pennsylvania clean,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
For more information visit KPB’s Adoption Programs webpage or call Stephanie Larson at 724-836-4121 x104.
For information about adopting a state maintained road visit PennDOT’s Highway Beautification webpage.

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