Little acts can make a big difference

With the onset spring, snow is beginning to melt away. This brings the annual unveiling of litter that has, perhaps unknowingly, been accumulating beneath the pretty white stuff all winter long. My husband and I have decided to start walking in our small community, preparing for our goal to participate in at least one Pennsylvania … Continue reading Little acts can make a big difference

Cement Hollow Road cleanup volunteers - November 2018

2019: Looking Beyond CleanScapes’ Year of Relentless Rain

Featured photo depicts volunteers at the November 3, 2018, Piatt Township Cleanup event, courtesy of CleanScapes Advisory Board President Dr. John Reid. Planning 2018 spring, summer, and autumn outdoor community clean-up events was exceedingly challenging.  Week after week of unending springtime rainfall turned saturated sod into squishy mush, and wadable waterways became fast-moving, silt-laden flows … Continue reading 2019: Looking Beyond CleanScapes’ Year of Relentless Rain

Cement Hollow Road cleanup volunteers - November 2018

Volunteers remove 175 tires, nearly 1.5 tons of trash during November 3 event

CleanScapes held its final forest beautification event of 2018 in Piatt Township, Lycoming County, on Saturday, November 3. Dozens of volunteers turned out to play a part in removing litter and tires from the wooded hillsides along Stewart Run Creek, which features moderate-to-steeply sloped terrain. And the results were amazing. Although initial estimates suggested at … Continue reading Volunteers remove 175 tires, nearly 1.5 tons of trash during November 3 event

Sign up to help CleanScapes on November 3 in Piatt Township

CleanScapes will hold a forest beautification event in Piatt Township, Lycoming County, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 – and you can participate! After being treated to a doughnut breakfast, volunteers will be tasked with removing litter and tires from the forested hillside adjacent to Stewart Run Creek. The clean-up will begin about 9:30 a.m.  and … Continue reading Sign up to help CleanScapes on November 3 in Piatt Township

October 6 Piatt Township clean-up postponed to November

The forest beautification event planned to take place in Piatt Township, Lycoming County, this coming Saturday, October 6, 2018, has been postponed to November. The rainy weather forecast has led to concerns about volunteer safety at the site, which features steep embankments, explained Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy. Details about the new date will be … Continue reading October 6 Piatt Township clean-up postponed to November

TV Castanea Rail Trail Clean-up

Join CleanScapes on October 6 for Piatt Township clean-up

CleanScapes will hold a forest beautification event in Piatt Township, Lycoming County, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 – and you can participate! After being treated to a doughnut breakfast, volunteers will be tasked with removing litter and tires from the forested hillside adjacent to Stewart Run Creek. The clean-up will begin about 9:30 a.m.  and … Continue reading Join CleanScapes on October 6 for Piatt Township clean-up

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

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

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