Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful Invites Pennsylvanians To Participate In International Coastal Cleanup

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites Pennsylvania residents to coordinate a cleanup as part of the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) from September 1 through October 31.
“In 2015, 14,000 Pennsylvanians picked up over 1 million pounds of trash - a quarter of the nation’s total reported trash collected during ICC. Our volunteer turnout was fourth in the nation,” stated Shannon Reiter, President of Keep PA Beautiful. “Our goal this year is to engage even more organizations, civic groups, families and individuals for this global effort.”
The ICC 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. Keep PA Beautiful is proud to coordinate this effort in Pennsylvania.
Any cleanup site is eligible since we all live in a watershed and all waterways flow into our coastal waters. International Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, September 19, however, ICC events can be held from September 1st through October 31st.  
Gloves and bags are available for registered events while supplies last.
Cleanup tools and resources to help organize a safe and successful cleanup can be found at the KPB Clean It webpage.  
If you are interested in coordinating an ICC cleanup or volunteering at a cleanup, visit KPB’s International Coastal Cleanup webpage or contact Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to:
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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