Awards Received

2017 Awards and Grant Highlights

In January 2018, Keep America Beautiful recognized Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its partners for the following initiatives and accomplishments during 2017:

  • State Agency Partnership Awards–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for support of the Great American Cleanup of PA.
  • Environmental Office Award – Edward “Todd” Ottinger, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Ranger for his outstanding commitment to community service and his approach to enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Diamond Award – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for implementing multiple community improvement programs, including the Great American Cleanup of PA and  Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Grant Awards:

  • Keep American Beautiful-Lowes
    $10,000 to Keep Blair Beautiful to create bird, bat, and pollinator habitats while educating the community on their importance.
    $10,000 to Keep Lancaster County Beautiful to educate the community about the value of recycling, create an opportunity for skill sharing by fabric artists and hobbyists and provide job training/transitional employment for low-income residents.
    $20,000 to Keep Philadelphia Beautiful to develop a program to provide preschoolers with hands-on learning and professional development to pre-K teachers to incorporate agricultural and environmental lessons into classroom learning. An outdoor learning center will be built at the largest pre-K site in North Philadelphia.
  • Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
    $20,000 to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to implement CLPP programs in six Pennsylvania State Parks with recreational lakes including Cooks Forest, Clear Creek, Kinzua Bridge, Maurice K Goddard, Ohiopyle, and Raccoon Creek State Parks.
  • Keep America Beautiful UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting
    $5,000 to Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling to replace trees that were cut down for safety reasons in St. Clair Park, a historic landmark in the City of Greensburg. Local students from Greensburg Salem Middle School will be assisting in the planting project.
  • Marlboro
    $23,000 to Keep Blair County Beautiful for trail improvement work in Blair County.

Congratulations to our Affiliate Network, Pennsylvania state and local governments, corporate partners, and volunteers!