On September 7, CleanScapes volunteers went back to Bald Eagle Creek for the 18th cleanup along creek and floodplain.
The focus of the event was to remove tires along a stretch of the creek spanning from the green grate bridge connecting High Street and Hogan Boulevard down stream to the Chestnut Grove Park complex in Castanea Township.
After a few hours of treading water, the group quickly surpassed the original cleanup goal of removing 40 tires.
In fact, 160 tires and 2.97 tons (5,940 pounds) of trash were collected, said CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy.
Calling the day a huge success, Elisabeth said the committed crews just kept going. In fact, the volunteers removed so many tires that they wound up grouping them in piles on the shorelines for future removal.
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Project funding provided by: 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, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and Keep PA Beautiful affiliate, is committed to empowering citizens to clean up the floodplains of Clinton and Lycoming Counties.
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