Local organizations prepare for Great American Cleanup
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Keep Lancaster County Beautiful have opened registration for the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA.
Event coordinators can visit the Great American Cleanup of PA website, gacofpa.org, to register their event.
The 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA continues until May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices.
Events consist of litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, community gardens, parks and planting projects, special collections and educational events. Events must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website to get the free supplies.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania were represented in the 2012 Great American Cleanup of PA. There were 4,421 events with 141,264 volunteers.
Volunteers collected 338,148 bags of trash or 6,762,960 pounds. They cleaned 13,589 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways and shorelines, and 14,046 acres of parks and/or wetlands. Additionally, volunteers planted 22,511 trees, bulbs and plants in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.
The annual event is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Keep America Beautiful and in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.
For more local information or technical assistance, contact Keep Lancaster County Beautiful rep Barbara Baker at 735-0160 or email@example.com.