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!
Event totals as of September 30, 2018
- Volunteer Participants: 4,425
- Trash Removed: 2,424,200 lbs.
- Tires Collected: 12,922
- Metal Recycled: 49,245 lbs.
Breakdown of totals
Lycoming and Clinton Counties: Pine Creek Rail Trail and Extensions
Number of Events: 12
Tons of Trash Removed: 38.37 (76,740 lbs.)
Tires collected: 404
Clinton and Lycoming Counties: West Branch Susquehanna River Trail
Number of Events: 32
Tons of Trash Removed: 60.66 (121,320 lbs.)
Tires collected: 4,495
Centre and Clinton Counties: Bald Eagle Creek River Trail
Number of Events: 16
Tons of Trash Removed: 21.47 (42,940 lbs.)
Tires collected: 1,639