‘CleanScapes’ debuts new logo

We're excited to announce an update! CleanScapes is proud to announce we have a brand new logo. While Clinton County CleanScapes is the title affiliated with our official, federally recognized Employer Identification Number (EIN), we've come to realize that it does not demonstrate all of our work. "Clinton County CleanScapes" does not reflect our Keep … Continue reading ‘CleanScapes’ debuts new logo

CleanScapes honored to receive 2019 Clinton County Community Foundation grant

The Clinton County CleanScapes Advisory Board Members would like to thank the Clinton County Community Foundation (CCCF) for its approval of a 2019 grant application for $4,001.58. This grant will help CleanScapes, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cover expenses related to event insurance; computer anti-virus software; printing, mailing and educational materials; and other much-needed equipment … Continue reading CleanScapes honored to receive 2019 Clinton County Community Foundation grant

KCCB Bald Eagle State Park Clean-up 2018

Keep Centre County Beautiful, CleanScapes partner on Bald Eagle State Park clean up event

On September 8, 2018, the Keep Centre County Beautiful (KCCP) Intercoastal Clean Up event took place along Bald Eagle State Park’s 1,730-acre lake, which is surrounded by miles of forested shoreline.  “At the start of the day the eagles and ospreys soared above the Howard pavilion area, what a beautiful way to start the day. … Continue reading Keep Centre County Beautiful, CleanScapes partner on Bald Eagle State Park clean up event

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

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

Volunteers clear 2.59 tons of trash in 3 hours from West Branch Susquehanna island

On April 14, CleanScapes held its second community cleanup of 2018 - this one focusing on an island located in the West Branch Susquehanna River. Recent flooding washed debris onto the island, and CleanScapes was contacted by property owners Steve and Beth Bason to help - before the trash continued to be swept downstream in … Continue reading Volunteers clear 2.59 tons of trash in 3 hours from West Branch Susquehanna island

Consider plogging instead of jogging next time – and make twice the impact

Have you ever considered how recreational groups are often found protecting and stewarding the natural assets that make their activities possible? Or, how this benefits more than just that user group – and actually creates a better environment for us all? For example, I've seen trail runners join trail maintenance crews and learned of paddlers … Continue reading Consider plogging instead of jogging next time – and make twice the impact