Press Releases

Celebrate Earth Day by Joining Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA

(April 20, 2017) – In celebration of Earth Day, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, encourages residents to join the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA today at www.gacofpa.org. Events registered from March 1 through May 31 receive free trash bags, gloves,

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Weis Markets Continues Support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA

(April 4, 2017) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced today that Weis Markets, has continued their support for the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA.  Weis Markets has renewed their partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as well as donated refreshments for registered participants of the Great American Cleanup

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Encourages Students to Apply to Keep America Beautiful’s Youth Advisory Council

(March 29, 2017) – Keep America Beautiful is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 National Youth Advisory Council (YAC). This is an opportunity for 10 high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds to participate in a service learning and leadership development program. The YAC members

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Keep America Beautiful Presents State Agency Partner Awards to PA Department of Environmental Protection, PA Department of Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

[March 28, 2017] – The PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA Department of Transportation were two of 13 Keep America Beautiful State Agency Partner Award recipients, presented at the annual Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony, which took place during the recent 2017 Keep America Beautiful

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Wolf Administration Announces 2017 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

March 23, 2017 –Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service in environmental

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Keep Erie County Beautiful Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate

(March 7, 2017) – On March 1, Keep Erie County Beautiful became the 12th Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Pennsylvania. The certification of this new affiliate marked the culmination of a public-private-civic partnership process that began in May 2016. Read Entire Press Release

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA Begins March 1

(March 1, 2017) – The 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA begins today, March 1st and ends on May 31st. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes Staff to Coordinate Illegal Dump Free PA Initiative

(February 23, 2016) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to announce the new hire of Aaron Semasko who joined the team to help facilitate their Illegal Dump Free PA initiative across the state.  Semasko will work with local governments, communities, and enforcement agencies to identify and hold

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Local Affiliates Earn Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

(February 23, 2016) – Keep America Beautiful presented their state affiliate, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and local affiliates Keep Blair Beautiful, Keep Harrisburg/Dauphin Beautiful, Keep Lancaster County Beautiful, Keep Northeastern PA Beautiful (covering Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Monroe counties), Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, Keep Pittsburgh Beautiful/Allegheny

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Engages Volunteers to Remove Over 5 Million Pounds of Trash in 2016

(February 15, 2017) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its local affiliates and partners held community improvement events in 2016 resulting in over 5 million pounds of trash, 1.6 million pounds of electronics waste and over 42,000 tires being recycled or properly disposed. The events engaged over 171,000

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