CleanScapes earns PA Wilds ‘Conservation Stewardship’ Champion Award

This year has been rewarding for CleanScapes in more ways than one.

Last year was a great year, but the nonstop rain forced us to reschedule more than one clean-up event. This year, we hit the ground running in March and have been busy ever since — holding more than five events in just six months. We forged new and built on existing partnerships; saw one of our very own longtime volunteers, Don Lysle, be honored by Keep PA Beautiful as Volunteer of the Year; and most recently were humbled to receive word that CleanScapes itself is going to be recognized in November.

CleanScapes will be receiving the Champion of the PA Wilds Conservation Stewardship Award during the PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards on November 7. This is a huge honor that brings regional attention to our work, as the Pennsylvania Wilds spans 13 counties.

The Conservation Stewardship Award “honors the best practices and achievements of an individual, business or organization that demonstrates a commitment to conservation and outstanding resource stewardship of the natural and cultural assets in the Pennsylvania Wilds.”

There are 10 different award categories, nine of which receive nominations from the public. Special thank you to Joanne Heimer and Steve Getz who took the time to nominate CleanScapes for this award.  And thank you to the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. for recognizing the value of CleanScapes and the committed volunteers who make our organization’s work — and this award — possible.

See you in the Wilds,


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This column was written by Elisabeth Lynch McCoy, Clinton County CleanScapes  Project Director.

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