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Cleaning up!

The Express – Since 2000, Clinton County CleanScapes, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has organized more than 117 cleanup events in Clinton and Lycoming counties, rallying more than 4,340 volunteers and cleaning up more than 1,208 tons of debris and 12,778 tires from nearby waterways and landscapes. You can

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Keep PA Beautiful Opposes Using Recycling Fund, Other Community Project Monies To Pay Agency Operating Expenses

PA Environment Digest Blog – On June 17, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful sent an open letter to members of the Senate, House and to Gov. Wolf urging them not to use Recycling Fund and other money set aside to support community-based environmental programs and cleanups to pay every

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Reminder: Keep PA Beautiful-BEHR-Home Depot Fresh Paint Days Grant Applications Due June 28

PA Environment Digest Blog – On June 10, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful reminded groups across the state applications for 2019 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants are due June 28. The program is designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community

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KPB: Voting Begins June 17 On Facebook For Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest Winners

PA Environment Digest Blog –Keep PA Beautiful announced public voting will begin on June 17 to pick the winning entries in the Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest.  Voting will take place through the KPB Facebook page.  The winning entry receives $200 and two runners up

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ProChamps software helping Penn Hills code enforcement

Trib Live – Maintaining the hundreds of vacant or foreclosed properties in Penn Hills is a full-time job, and then some, according to the municipality’s code enforcement director. “(The work) doesn’t end,” said John McCafferty, code enforcement director. As of January, however, McCafferty’s team of five officers

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Household hazardous waste collection slated at Westmoreland Cleanways

Trib Live – Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will host a household hazardous waste collection June 29 at its Unity recycling center. ECS&R, a hazardous waste contractor from Crawford County, is conducting the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 113 Innovative Lane, just off Route 30. 

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June 7 Last Day For Entries To Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest; Voting Begins On Facebook June 17

PA Environment Digest Blog – June 7 is the last day for groups registered for the PA Great American Cleanup of PA to submit entries to the Video Contest. “This is a great opportunity to showcase your local programs and partnerships while showing just how much fun

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Kids help out as environmental group cleans trash out of the Allegheny River

Trib Live – Elliott Covolo, 8, spotted the first piece of litter that was collected out of the Allegheny River in Tarentum during a cleanup event Sunday. He grabbed a net and waited until the boat idled next to the object.  “I don’t know what it is,”

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Allegheny River shore cleanings set for Harrison, Tarentum

Trib Live -Cleanups of the Allegheny River shoreline in Harrison and Tarentum are scheduled for this weekend.  Allegheny CleanWays, a nonprofit environmental group fighting illegal dumping in Allegheny County, scheduled cleanups in Harrison on Saturday and in Tarentum on Sunday. Morning sessions will run from 10 a.m.

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Keep PA Beautiful Receives Grant To Continue Cigarette Litter Prevention Program In State Parks

PA Environment Digest Blog -On May 21, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it has received a a $10,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to continue their work with the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter.This is the ninth

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