Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful Invites Pennsylvanians To Participate In International Coastal Cleanup

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites Pennsylvania residents and groups to sign up now to coordinate a cleanup as part of the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup being held from September 1 through October 31.
“In 2015, nearly 14,000 volunteers from 44 counties canvassed their communities to remove over 1 million pounds of trash and debris from Pennsylvania’s waterways and coastal regions during the International Coastal Cleanup event,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep PA Beautiful. “Our goal this year is to engage organizations, civic groups, families and individuals from all 67 counties for this global effort.”
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. International Coastal Cleanup Day itself will be held September 19.
Keep PA Beautiful is proud to coordinate this effort in Pennsylvania.  Any cleanup site in Pennsylvania is eligible to participate, since we all live in a watershed and all waterways flow into our coastal waters.
If you are interested in coordinating an ICC cleanup or volunteering at a cleanup, please contact Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.  
Cleanup tools and resources to help organize a safe and successful cleanup can be found on the KPB Cleanup Resources webpage.  Gloves and bags are available for registered events while supplies last.
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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