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March 10, 2021

Microplastics found in waterways across PA, including 7 in Allegheny County. Why it’s dangerous and what you should know.

PublicSource – Microplastics were found in major waterways across Pennsylvania, according to a study released on March 3 by PennEnvironment. Researchers found microplastics, which are fragments of plastic […]
March 8, 2021

Microplastics found in Tulpehocken Creek and Blue Marsh Lake

Berks – Mont –  Polymer fragments smaller than a grain of rice, called microplastics, have been found in water samples from 53 waterways in Pennsylvania including anglers’ beloved Tulpehocken […]
March 5, 2021

PennEnvironment finds microplastic contaminants in 53 Pennsylvania waterways

NorthcentralPA.com – Philadelphia, Pa. –  PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, released the results of its study, “Microplastics in Pennsylvania: a Survey […]
March 4, 2021

Penn Hills ‘Litter Queen’ volunteers to pick up trash ‘because it’s the right thing’

Trib Live – Penn Hills’ “Litter Queen” doesn’t have political aspirations — she just so happens to treasure her community so much that she is willing […]
March 4, 2021

Pa.’s Waterways, Including In State College, Are Full Of Microplastics, Citizen Science Study Says

WPSU – Plastic permeates Pennsylvania’s waterways, according to a study released Wednesday by PennEnvironment’s Research & Policy Center. The environmental organization conducted a survey to study the presence […]
March 3, 2021

Study finds microplastics in each of state’s waterways

Pittsburgh Post Gazette-A new study that sampled water from Pittsburgh’s three rivers, other local waterways, and rivers and streams across Pennsylvania has found microplastic contamination in […]
March 1, 2021

RTS for March 1

The Bradford Era – Since its inception in 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its affiliates and partners have properly disposed of over one-million scrap tires. “Reaching […]
March 1, 2021

New Eagles: Westmoreland County sisters join their triplet brother in top Scout honor

Pittsburgh Post Gazette -Two years ago, triplets Elizabeth and Hannah Yothers watched their brother, Matthew, become an Eagle Scout. In February, they joined him, becoming the […]
February 27, 2021

The Stroller, Feb. 27, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Trib Live – ANNUAL CLEANUP SEASON BEGINS MONDAY The annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful campaign will kick off its cleanup season on Monday.  The annual community improvement […]
February 24, 2021

Pick up Pennsylvania kicks off March 1, here’s how to register your own cleanup event

Pocono Record – An annual campaign famous for collecting millions of pounds of trash every year is set to kick off in early March.  Keep Pennsylvania […]
February 23, 2021

Keep PA Beautiful Kicks Off Pick Up Pennsylvania Litter Cleanup, Beautification Program March 1

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful kicks off the Pick Up Pennsylvania litter cleanup and beautification program March 1.  This annual community improvement initiative […]
February 23, 2021

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Kicks Off Pick Up Pennsylvania Community Improvement Initiative

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Kicks Off Pick Up Pennsylvania Community Improvement Initiative ~ March 1 through May 31 ~ (February 23, 2021) Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful kicks off […]