Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: 132,695 Volunteers Organize 7,280 Events as Part of 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA

(December 13, 2017) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced the results of the 2017 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA that runs annually from March 1 through May 31. During this event, the organization garnered $13 million in in-kind donations and support – money saved or costs avoided due to the generous donations of supplies, services and man-power.

The event engaged 132,695 invaluable volunteers in 7,280 events across the state that focused on community greening, beautification and cleanups. Organized groups, civic organizations, families and friends took to Pennsylvania parks, trails, and streets to reclaim communities by picking up over 5 million pounds of trash and planting 16,437 flowers, bulbs and other plants in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful. As in years past, all 67 counties participated in this annual community improvement event. Click here to view the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA final report. Click here for a breakdown of stats by county to see how your county performed in 2017.

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