Volunteers remove 175 tires, nearly 1.5 tons of trash during November 3 event

CleanScapes held its final forest beautification event of 2018 in Piatt Township, Lycoming County, on Saturday, November 3.

Dozens of volunteers turned out to play a part in removing litter and tires from the wooded hillsides along Stewart Run Creek, which features moderate-to-steeply sloped terrain. And the results were amazing.

Although initial estimates suggested at least 75 tires were present, the volunteers blew that number out of the water by collecting more than double that figure.

In just a few hours, the 39 volunteers removed 1.45 tons of trash (that’s 2,900 pounds!) and 172 tires.

Volunteers were treated to a doughnut breakfast, and following the clean-up event they enjoyed a pizza lunch from nearby Pizza 2 Go.

With this final clean-up event of 2018 in the books, CleanScapes is proud to announce it has organized 121 such events since 2000, bringing together 4,468 volunteers. Together, these everyday heroes helped remove 1,213 tons (2,427,100 pounds) of discarded trash and flood-related manmade debris, as well as 13,094 tires.

A special thank you goes out to all volunteers, as well as event sponsors.

Event support

5891 FCFP Grant Recipient Seal rev0 (2017)Financial support for this project is provided by: The Roscoe M. & Edith M. Wolf Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion Energy companies & their grant program is administered by the Western PA Conservancy in commitment to its core mission of conserving PA’s diverse ecosystems through science-based strategy, leadership & collaboration, & the Clinton County Community Foundation.

Learn more about our event sponsors and supporters here.

Read more about what a typical CleanScapes clean-up event is like here.

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