April 13: Community Cleanup in Williamsport

Pictured above are last year’s Williamsport cleanup participants, from left, Corey Ellison, Jenn Ulmer, Alice Trowbridge and Richard James. These volunteers collected litter from one of the city’s most popular and scenic walkways, the West Branch Susquehanna River dike levee trail.

This Saturday, April 13, CleanScapes is partnering with Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) for a cleanup in Williamsport.

Kick starting the week-long SGP Richard James Memorial Cleanup, CleanScapes participants will remove litter from 1 mile of sidewalk right-of-ways on Little League Boulevard and West Fourth Streets. Cleaning up these public areas, before SGP’s April 22-28 event, will highlight the importance of litter-free public spaces.

Long pants are recommended, and closed toes shoes are mandatory (no bare feet or sandals). An extra jacket, hat and shoes are highly recommended.

Youth between the ages of 12-17 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Volunteers with truck are welcome to assist by loading trash bags into trucks and driving to the nearby drop-off location to unload the filled bags. (Note: truck bed may get muddy or scratched.)

Pre-registration is requested by 12 noon on Friday April 12.

Registered volunteers will be provided donuts, gloves, trash bags, safety vests and refreshments.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the Hepburn Plaza public parking lot on Hepburn Street in Williamsport. The cleanup event will take place between 10 a.m. and noon. Volunteer should arrive by at least 9:45 a.m.

Registration and questions should be directed to Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy at 570.726.3511 or clintoncountycleanscapes@yahoo.com.

Download the event flyer, which includes additional directions to the meeting location.

To learn more about the city-wide cleanup, where other events are occurring and how you can participate during their April 22-28 cleanup visit SGP at www.susquehannagreenway.org/williamsport-city-cleanup.

Project partners, supplies and funding provided by: CleanScapes members, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, City of Williamsport, PennDOT, Staiman Recycling, the Clinton County Community Foundation, The Great American Cleanup, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and Brenda and Donald Lysle.

See CleanScapes’ full 2019 schedule of activities here.

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