Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Invites Pennsylvanian’s to Adopt Local Roads and Areas and Keep Them Trash Free

(October 1, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to commit to litter free communities by joining their statewide adoption program. The program is an option for most types of local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails. School grounds are eligible for adoption through the Litter Free School Zone program also offered by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

There is no fee to participate and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides up to two recognition signs per adoption. The support of the local municipality or maintainer of the property is required before an adoption can happen. Groups must agree to make safety a top priority, schedule two cleanups per year and report results to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful after each cleanup. 

“We all want to live in clean communities. Adopting an area is a proven and effective way to address persistent dumping and littering and helps keep these areas trash-free. Our adoption Program helps mitigate the costs associated with cleaning up and encourages partnerships between local residents and municipalities All it takes is a concerned person or group of volunteers and a commitment to be part of the solution in keeping Pennsylvania clean,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

For more information visit https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/KeepIt/AdoptionProgram.aspx or call Stephanie Larson at 724-836-4121 x104. For information about adopting a state maintained road visit the PA Department of Transportation at www.penndot.gov  and search Adopt-a-Highway.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.