PA Cleanup Volunteers Sought

HARRISBURG – Volunteers are being sought for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs now through May 31. The statewide cleanup is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and other partners through which interested individuals and groups can create cleanup events. Groups involved in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup. During last year’s Great American Cleanup, 6.1 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails, and shorelines by more than 137,000 volunteers. PennDOT’s AAH program contributed more than 72,000volunteers who cleaned up more than 65% of the collected litter on 10,859 miles of cleaned up roadway. Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup, and other information about the effort online at www.gacofpa.org. Groups interested in adopting a section of highway can contact their local PennDOT County Maintenance office and ask for the AAH coordinator or visit www.dot.state.pa.us.

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