July 21, 2018 River Cleanup Cancelled

Clinton County CleanScapes has announced the cancellation of the July 21, 2018, Bald Eagle Creek cleanup. The decision is based on not locating one site that has at least 35 tires in one location. "Sorry for this delay in news, but I was hopeful," said Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy. "In the last 3 weeks … Continue reading July 21, 2018 River Cleanup Cancelled

June is ‘Rivers Month’ in PA: Celebrate & Steward Our Water Trails

June is "Rivers Month" in Pennsylvania, where the Commonwealth celebrates our natural waterways and encourages stewardship of the life-sustaining resource. The month provides opportunities to showcase the Pennsylvania River of the Year, which is designated by an annual contest administered by the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and the PA Organization of Waterways … Continue reading June is ‘Rivers Month’ in PA: Celebrate & Steward Our Water Trails

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation grants donation to CleanScapes

CleanScapes advisory board members pictured with an inscribed plaque and $2,000 check donation from Dominion Energy through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, are, in back, from left: Dave Evers Jr., Mike Hoy, Scott Koser, Jane Darrow, Elisabeth Lynch McCoy and LaKeshia Knarr; and, in front: Dr. John Reid, Colleen Xethakis-Lacy (holding the award) and Dr. Lester … Continue reading Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation grants donation to CleanScapes

Lycoming County Ridge & Valley Homecoming

CleanScapes is the Clinton and Lycoming County affiliate member of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB). Between the years of 2010 through 2011, and as the CleanScapes project director, I was contracted by KPB to survey every public road in Clinton and the western portion of Lycoming County.  The eastern Lycoming County survey was performed by the … Continue reading Lycoming County Ridge & Valley Homecoming

Susquehanna River Cleanup Project’s Spring 2018 cleanup is May 5

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join the Susquehanna River Cleanup Project (SRCP) for their 7th Annual Spring River Cleanup this Saturday, May 5, in Sunbury, PA. Registration will open at 9 a.m. at the Sunbury Boat Lunch, located behind Southside Sports (1051 S. Front St.) and Valero. (Pre-registration online will make the process … Continue reading Susquehanna River Cleanup Project’s Spring 2018 cleanup is May 5

Maggie Kemmerer offers insights to her first cleanup experience

[Editor’s Note: Margaret Kemmerer joined Clinton County CleanScapes for a multi-site cleanup in Piatt, Porter and Watson Townships in Lycoming County on April 28, 2018. In this piece, Kemmerer shares details about her experience participating in her first-ever illegal dumpsite cleanup with CleanScapes.] Never in my life would I have thought that I could enjoy … Continue reading Maggie Kemmerer offers insights to her first cleanup experience

Adopt a local road or natural area to keep it litter free

While driving around Pennsylvania, you’ve probably seen the blue-and-white signs recognizing organizations and individuals who have committed to keeping certain stretches of roadway free of litter. But, have you ever considered adopting a local road, or natural area, yourself? Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, an organization committed to maintaining a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, invites Pennsylvanians to … Continue reading Adopt a local road or natural area to keep it litter free