As Culmination of Public-Private-Civic Partnership, Chesco Launches Affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

(VISTA Today) Keep Chester County Beautiful is officially the newest affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a volunteer-based community action and education organization that aims to keep the state’s communities clean and beautiful.

At the request of the Chester County Commissioners, the affiliate will be housed in and become a program of the Chester County Planning Commission. The certification of this new affiliate marked the culmination of a public-private-civic partnership process that began with West Vincent Litter Lifters. The Litter Lifters have been an active force, cleaning up litter and illegal dumping through Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania program since 2020.

Keep Chester County Beautiful completed the process of becoming an affiliate by conducting Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Community Assessment, which is done to gather data about Chester County in six categories:

  • residents’ attitude about litter and community image
  • existing litter prevention programs
  • leaders of community and beautification efforts
  • existing waste and recycling policies
  • past and current community revitalization efforts
  • active volunteer groups

The results of the Community Assessment will be used to guide the development of a local plan to change attitudes and behaviors regarding litter, recycling, beautification, and related issues.

“We place great importance on keeping our county beautiful, and value the guidance of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and all that the organization does to support communities like ours,” said Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. 

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