Registration is Open for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 'Pick Up Pennsylvania' Registration is open for the 2019 Pick Up Pennsylvania, a fall cleanup program supporting the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites individuals, families, friends, civic organizations and businesses to coordinate a cleanup or join an existing cleanup to remove litter from our … Continue reading Trash travels, keep litter out of our waterways
On August 17, Sunken Treasure Scuba Center and CleanScapes teamed up for a quick cleanup of the West Branch Susquehanna River. The crew met at Jay Street Bridge in Woodward Township. Before long, volunteer scuba divers were in the water, pulling tires and other items from the riverbed and passing them off to volunteers on … Continue reading Volunteers clear 34 tires, over 300 pounds of trash from West Branch Susquehanna River
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
This Spring is rushing by, and CleanScapes has been busy! Three cleanup events were held already this year, as part of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, bringing together over 90 volunteers who cleaned up more than 3 tons (or 6,000 pounds) of trash from the hills and floodplains of Clinton and Lycoming Counties. On … Continue reading Spring cleanup events result in more than 3 tons of trash removal
This year marks the 20th year of activities for CleanScapes. And we're not done yet! Each year, our committed volunteers come together for clean-up events across Clinton and Lycoming Counties to take what have become illegal dumpsites and return them to their natural state. Literally tons of debris are removed at each cleanup event. These … Continue reading Help CleanScapes reach its 2019 goals
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
On March 28, 2018, CleanScapes partnered with Range Resources to hold our first community cleanup of 2018. After weeks of planning, volunteer employees from Range Resources and CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy met at the Memorial Park Public Pool parking lot in Mill Hall. They talked about safety and organized teams – and then broke off to begin the morning’s work. The task was to clean up unsightly litter from a 3-mile stretch of Fishing Creek and Route 64.
Clinton County CleanScapes is proud to announce we will be coordinating two cleanup events in April -- and you're invited to join us! The dates are April 14 and April 28. On April 14, CleanScapes, Bald Eagle Boys Club and Lock Haven University volunteers will be cleaning up debris from an island located in the … Continue reading Two cleanup events planned for April – Volunteers needed
Colleen J. Xethakis, member of the Clinton County CleanScapes Advisory Board of Directors, shares a story about her daughter Alyssa, and the youngster's desire to care for a rural road the family often travels.
On behalf of CleanScapes' mission, and for those who don’t yet understand “it” but who are trying to, our work may appear one dimensional. There’s dumped trash and tires spoiling our public spaces and CleanScapes’ volunteers haul it out. Yes, that’s what we do, but I feel duty-bound to clarify why our volunteers will stand … Continue reading Understanding “It”: What We Do Vs. Why We Do It