Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Receives Grant from Keep America Beautiful to Continue Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

(May 22, 2018)Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) received a $20,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to continue their work with the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. This is the eighth year that KPB received funding from the national organization. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), working with six Pennsylvania State Parks that offer recreational lakes, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking as well as and thousands of miles of hiking trails. The parks participating in the 2018 CLPP Grant are Point State Park, Linn Run, Laurel Summit, Laurel Ridge, Oil Creek and Yellow Creek State Parks. To combat against litter, the program advocates that participating communities use four approaches: encourage enforcement of litter laws, including cigarette litter; raise awareness about the issue; place ash receptacles in places like entrances to public buildings; and distribute portable ashtrays to smokers.

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