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

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

Respecting The Wilds Part 1: Hike to Help A Place Disgraced

CleanScapes cleanup event day activities are similar to planning and taking a hike onto an unfamiliar deep-woods pathway. We journey away from civilization and into the woods because we revere and feel rejuvenated by traversing through the wilds of Pennsylvania. On excursion days, and depending upon the ruggedness of the places chosen, we frequently place … Continue reading Respecting The Wilds Part 1: Hike to Help A Place Disgraced

3rd Annual ‘Dumplings at Dusk’ is October 14, benefits Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers

What do dumplings, John Denver, and sunsets have in common? They're all part of the 3rd Annual Dumplings at Dusk event to be held on Sunday, October 14, on the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat. Attendees will board the boat by 5:45 p.m., and festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. The menu will feature homemade chicken … Continue reading 3rd Annual ‘Dumplings at Dusk’ is October 14, benefits Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers

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

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