Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: 130,000 participated in 2015 cleanup

The Patriot News – According to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, about 128,157 volunteers participated in the 2015 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.

They collected 300,186 bags, or 6,003,720 pounds of trash; cleaned 11,943 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways and shorelines, and 6,422 acres of park and/or wetlands; and planted 13,050 trees, bulbs and plants.

As in years past, all 67 counties participated in the annual community improvement event, which is held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup.

The 2016 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania will run March 1-May 31. 

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