Monday, October 24, 2016

Sheetz, Wawa, Keep York Beautiful Team Up To Improve Community Garden In York

On October 14, representatives from Sheetz and Wawa worked alongside Keep York Beautiful and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to reach their goal of restoring, enhancing and strengthening the Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab in York, PA.
Twelve volunteers worked together to relocate a greenhouse nearer to the entrance and a water source, construct a composting area and planted apple trees.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is proud to be a part of this partnership to improve a community space that will benefit the local community,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep PA Beautiful. “It is inspiring to see volunteers from Sheetz and Wawa join together for a common cause. We are proud to have both Sheetz and Wawa as Keep PA Beautiful Business Council Members and sponsors of the Great American Cleanup of PA.”
“Sheetz is connected to the communities we operate in and we are dedicated to doing our part to improve the environment,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategies at Sheetz. “We are grateful that we were able to participate in this effort to help restore the Hope Street Garden in York.  Our Sustainability Coordinator, Matt Michrina, led the effort for our group and we were proud to work alongside the good people at Wawa to make this event a success.”
The Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab was founded in 2013 with the mission to make York City a healthier place to live through a partnership that includes residents, students, schools, neighborhood associations, religious organizations, businesses, and government agencies to grow healthy minds and bodies through an urban farm.
The Learning Lab is shared by Lincoln Charter School, Helen Thackston Charter School, Logos Academy, the former New Hope Academy Charter School and William Penn Senior High School.
The Hope Street Garden includes features such as ponds, play areas and themed areas.
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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