Great American Cleanup of PA is March 1 through May 31

Did you know the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania takes place March 1 through May 31? This is the time when Pennsylvanians comes together to participate in efforts to clean up the Commonwealth, as folks from across the country make the effort on the national scale for the Great American Cleanup! Citizens form volunteer groups … Continue reading Great American Cleanup of PA is March 1 through May 31

Longtime CleanScapes volunteer Don Lysle honored with KPB ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ Award

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced the recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Awards on January 22. CleanScapes is excited to announce that volunteer Don Lysle, who has participated in hundreds of cleanups across the Commonwealth and dozens with CleanScapes, was one of those honored. Nominations for volunteers were submitted by KPB affiliate organizations, including Clinton County … Continue reading Longtime CleanScapes volunteer Don Lysle honored with KPB ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ Award

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

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

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

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