Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Keep PA Beautiful Invites Businesses To Adopt A Road Or Area To Help Keep Communities Clean and Beautiful

Pennsylvania businesses are invited to participate in the
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Road and Area Adoption Program. The program is available statewide for municipal roads, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails. 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides a sign recognizing the volunteers’ efforts and the adopting group commits to keeping their road or area clean by coordinating a litter pick up twice a year. 

Adopters can get free supplies through Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania Program. 

“Our program equips local businesses with the tools and resources they need to be stewards of their neighborhoods. Keeping the area surrounding your business clean and beautiful attracts more customers and makes it more appealing for other potential businesses to set up shop. We’re asking businesses to set an example in their community. Clean and beautiful communities benefit the health and safety of the whole community,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. 

This logic resonated with Zenarii Apparel and Guide Services, located in Erie. The outfitters offer clothing and experiences for outdoor enthusiasts while supporting conservation and preservation efforts. 

Proprietors, Maria and Wesley Stull, recently adopted a portion of Sampson Road that spans Greene and Summit townships in Erie County. 

“We picked a road that is surrounded by state game lands on both sides. It is such a beautiful stretch of road and now it’s even more scenic without trash all over. We are lucky enough to have public land and we want the community to understand that we have to work together to keep it nice. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful made sure we had everything we needed and worked with us each step of the way.”

Both townships enthusiastically agreed to support the adoption and provide trash disposal options, as needed, for the twice a year litter pickups conducted by the Stulls. 

Litter cleanups often divert municipal personnel from other, more essential tasks. Litter affects neighborhoods environmentally, socially and economically. The Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Road and Area Adoption Program helps mitigate municipal cleanup costs.

“We are grateful for the municipalities who continue to support our program and for the local volunteers and businesses, like Zenarii, who continue to strive for a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania,” said Reiter. 

The adoption program is available for individuals, groups, organizations and businesses. 

For more information about adopting a municipal road, park, trail or waterway, visit KPB’s Adoptions webpage or contact Stephanie Larson at slarson@keeppabeautiful.org  or 877-772-3673 x104. 

For information about adopting a state maintained road, visit PennDOT’s Roadside Beautification Program webpage.

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 Fall Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative will be held through November.  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: Wesley and Maria Stull.)

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