Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Keep PA Beautiful Recognizes Tim Arnold, Richland Twp. Supervisor, With Community Pride Award In Bucks County

On May 10, Keep PA Beautiful's Community Pride Award was presented to Richland Township Supervisor Tim Arnold for his work to clean up litter in Bucks County.  Arnold was nominated for the Award by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks).

The Community Pride Award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship by a business, individual, school, community organization or civic group that makes an outstanding commitment to litter control, recycling, beautification or general environmental stewardship.

Arnold and the Richland Township Water Authority have organized the "Richland Township Road Cleanup Day" for approximately 15 years, removing close to a ton of trash from the regions roadsides each year. 

Volunteers have also removed over 100 tires over the years. Arnold provides lunch for those that participate. 

The annual cleanups are registered with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania Program which provides free trash bags, gloves and safety vests for the event.  

 “It was a pleasure to work with the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful organization and present Richland Township Supervisor, Tim Arnold, with the Community Pride Award,” said Rep. Craig Staats.  “Mr. Arnold was recognized for his many years of organizing Richland Township’s Roadside Cleanup events. I’d also like to thank the many volunteers who come out each year and demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship,” 

Arnold accepted the Community Pride Award from Rep. Staats and Morgan Schuster, Bucks County Conservation District and Keep Bucks County Beautiful representative, at a recent awards presentation at the Richland Township monthly meeting.  

“I’m honored to be recognized by State Representative Craig Staats and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful organization.  This award may have my name on it but I’m just one piece of the puzzle, the credit for the successful Richland Township Roadside Cleanup Program truly belongs to our township residents who volunteer to come out each year. Without their help and dedication, the success of this program would not be possible,” said Tim Arnold, award recipient. 

Leaders For A Beautiful Pennsylvania

The community Pride Award is a part of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Leaders for a Beautiful Pennsylvania

Leaders for a Beautiful Pennsylvania showcases legislators and public officials “leading the way” in effort to keep their communities clean and beautiful, and also serves as a toolbox for leaders to access program tools and resources needed to initiate change. 

This initiative encourages officials to coordinate or join a local improvement project, whether it be a cleanup, planting at a local park, special recycling event or painting a community building. 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides the program tools and resources to get you started. 

“Clean and beautiful communities are the foundation for community and economic development. We are grateful for Tim Arnold and the many volunteers who give of their free time to improve their community,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We encourage public officials to sign up to be a Leader for a Beautiful Pennsylvania and pledge to work together to keep our communities clean and beautiful.” 


To nominate a constituent for a Community Pride Award, the nominator must be a state legislator or public official who has signed the Leaders for a Beautiful Pennsylvania Pledge

Visit KPB’s Community Pride Award webpage to learn more.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  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 Electronics Waste website.

The 2021 Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative will be held from March 1 through May 31.  Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania. 

(Photo: Left: Morgan Schuster, Bucks County Conservation District and Keep Bucks County Beautiful representative, Tim Arnold, Richland Township Supervisor and Rep. Craig Staats.)

[Posted: May 11, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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