So, what is a typical CleanScapes cleanup like?
It’s pretty simple.
We put out a call for volunteers and registration deadline. We send out directions to the cleanup site and tips for what to expect the day of the event.
Typically, the event starts around 9 a.m. at the cleanup site. By 1:30 p.m., the cleanups are wrapping up – if not already over – and volunteers can be found enjoying a lunch, provided at no cost as a thank you.
Some cleanups are tougher jobs than others. We generally hold four cleanups a year, with two being on land and two being in the water.
Each cleanup has a significant impact for the local environment and community – helping to reverse years of environmental degradation.
On October 28, 2017, 41 volunteers cleaned up 2.75 tons (or 5,500 pounds) of debris and 0.8 tons (or 1,600 pounds) of tires from the hillside along the Rail Trail in Castanea Township in less than three hours. And that’s not uncommon!