Tuesday, April 2, 2024

CleanWater Conservancy: Volunteers Needed For 28th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day April 20 In Centre County

Individuals, families, and groups are invited to register for the 28th annual
CleanWater Conservancy Watershed Cleanup Day in Centre County. 

The event will be held during Earth Day weekend on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Since 1997, event volunteers have removed more than 6 million pounds of waste from local roads, streams, sinkholes, and illegal dumpsites. 

Volunteers at this year’s event will have the opportunity to work at a variety of sites across Centre County to remove trash that could otherwise end up in local waterways.

“This is an important and worthwhile opportunity to get people to take care of our local watersheds,” said Donnan Stoicovy, Interim Executive Director at ClearWater Conservancy. “When we can clean up our local roadsides and waterways, we help all those downstream maintain a healthier environment, too.”

Volunteers can sign up as an individual or a group. All are invited to participate in this neighborly event. 

There are two volunteer options for Watershed Cleanup Day: site coordinator and general volunteer. 

Site coordinators are needed to help organize volunteers before and during cleanup at more than 50 sites across Centre County. 

General volunteers work together as a group alongside their site coordinator to clean up each area. 

Site assignments are made based on group size, ages, and home municipality as well as need for pickup. Many sites are along roads but not major highways.

Watershed Cleanup Day is supported by local businesses and municipalities; the event is led by ClearWater Conservancy in association with the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority and the Spring Creek Watershed Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) partners. 

The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore natural resources through land conservation, water resource stewardship, and environmental outreach across Central Pennsylvania.

For more information and to register, visit the ClearWater Conservancy’s Watershed Cleanup Day webpage. Registration is open until April 12.

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the ClearWater Conservancy website.  Click Here to sign up for their e-newsletter.  Visit them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and watch their YouTube ChannelClick Here to support their work.

[Posted: April 2, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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