On July 27, 28 CleanScapes volunteers — including divers from Sunken Treasure Scuba Center — met at the Bald Eagle Creek access along Route 150 ready to remove debris from the creek bed.
This wasn’t the first cleanup of this waterway, but it proved fruitful.
After just a couple of hours, the volunteers managed to remove 92 tires and 1.12 tons (or 2,225 pounds) of trash.
Photos by John Reid, CleanScapes Board President
Over the years, CleanScapes volunteers have accomplished several cleanup events on 13 miles of the creek. Prior to July 27, 1,639 tires and almost 22 tons of trash had already been removed.
CleanScapes in 2019 has held four events, bringing together nearly 120 volunteers who cleaned up more than 4 tons of debris from the floodplains and waterways of Clinton and Lycoming Counties.
More events are being planned. Watch for updates and learn how you can get involved here.
CleanScapes 2019 community cleanup programming is financially supported by the Clinton County Community Foundation, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Avery Dennison, Bald Eagle Township, Dr.’s Boland and Reid, Elizabeth Brobst, Cummings Township, Susan and James Dolan, First Quality, Greene Township, Sandy and Toby Johnson, Betty and Dr. Lester Kleckner, Judith and Thomas Leidy, Lloyd Wilson Trout Unlimited Chapter 224, Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association, Sofia Luckenbill and Kyle Root, Brenda and Don Lysle, Pine Creek Preservation Association, Pine Creek Township, Sons of Italy Lodge 146, and Workman Masonry. CleanScapes next event is in the West Branch Susquehanna River on September 7.