Spring cleanup events result in more than 3 tons of trash removal

This Spring is rushing by, and CleanScapes has been busy!

Three cleanup events were held already this year, as part of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, bringing together over 90 volunteers who cleaned up more than 3 tons (or 6,000 pounds) of trash from the hills and floodplains of Clinton and Lycoming Counties.

On March 31, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Football team players and other community members volunteered for the first CleanScapes cleanup of 2019. Crews spread out to clean up sites along the Fishing Creek streambank, Route 64 (Nittany Valley Drive), and Route 150 (Eagle Valley Road) in Mill Hall (Clinton County).


In just a few hours, the 20 volunteers collected 1,180 pounds (0.59 tons) of trash and one tire!

On April 13 and 23, CleanScapes organized two beautification experiences in Williamsport (Lycoming County), along Hepburn Street, Via Bella Boulevard and Little League Boulevard. Phase II included members of the PA Outdoor Corps. These two events helped to kick off the week-long Williamsport “Richard James Memorial City Cleanup,” which took place April 22-28 and was organized by Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (CleanScapes and Heart of Williamsport were supporting partners).

The 17 volunteers (on April 13 and 23) collected 760 pounds (0.38 tons) of trash! This is just a fraction of what was collected by more than 300 volunteers who came together between April 22-28 to clean up sections of the city.

Then, on April 27, 54 volunteers came together to remove trash from Spook Hollow Road, along the West Branch Susquehanna River floodplain, in Wayne Township (Clinton County). Recently, Spook Hollow Road has been cordoned off to be a pedestrian/bicyclist recreation location, and it will be part of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail (a new rail trail being constructed in phases in Clinton County).

During the event, the 54 volunteers removed 4,500 pounds (2.25 tons) of trash (including a refrigerator!) and 36 tires!

Clinton County CleanScapes
Event Totals 2000-2019 

Total Number of Cleanup Events: 124  (Clinton County Events: 87, Lycoming County Events: 27, Other: 10)
Volunteers:                                       4,569
Tons of Trash Removed:                 1,216.23 (2,432,460 lbs.)
Tires Collected & Recycled:             13,131
Tons of Scrap Metal Recycled:         23.45  (49,245 lbs.)

Partners for these three events included: Lock Haven University Football Team, Wayne Township. Landfill/Solid Waste Authority, and Mill Hall Borough; Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, Heart of Williamsport, Keep PA Beautiful, PA Outdoor Corps, and Staiman’s Recycling; Lock Haven University MountainServe, Clinton County Adult Probation and Wayne Township. Landfill/Solid Waste Authority. Event sponsors for these events included: Clinton County Community Foundation, Sons of Italy Lodge 146, and Brenda & Don Lysle.

Additional events are being planned by CleanScapes for this summer and fall. Keep up to date with scheduled events here.

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