(February 12, 2015) – Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful awards the President’s Award to a volunteer who has demonstrated a sustained commitment and exceptional contributions on behalf of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to make our communities clean and beautiful. In 2014, Dale Frazier from Bucks County was recognized for the distinction.
Dale Frazier, Founder of Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown (G.O.A.L), has been instrumental in coordinating all aspects of illegal dump cleanups, litter cleanups, plantings, invasive species removal and educational initiatives in and around the lower Bucks County region. Dale first brought his ideas for G.O.A.L to a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful cleanup event at Bristol March in 2009. Since then Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has partnered with G.O.A.L on eight cleanup projects within Lower Bucks County helping to remove and properly dispose of 47,580 pounds of trash and 1,041 tires. G.O.A.L has also taken the Bucks County Illegal Dump Survey completed in 2011 and cleaned 18 of those illegal dumpsites.
In addition, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides an opportunity for their statewide affiliates to recognize the outstanding efforts of their local volunteers. These volunteers were presented with a certificate of appreciation as a tribute to their efforts to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2014 Affiliate Volunteers of the Year include:
Keep Bucks County Beautiful – Dale Frazier, founder of Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown (G.O.A.L), for his efforts to coordinate illegal dump cleanups, plantings, invasive species removal and educational initiatives in and around the lower Bucks County region; Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful – Andy Patterson, founding member of the affiliate and Huntingdon County Conservation District Manager, for his support of the affiliate as a program of the District in addition to physically helping to move thousands of tires and tons of trash from the hillsides of Huntingdon County; PA CleanWays of Mifflin County – Bryson Wagner, member of the Granville Volunteer Fire Company River Rescue Squad and the Lewistown Elks Club, for raising awareness of and participating in local cleanups of the Juniata River; Keep Perry County Beautiful – Lauren Chubb, Science and Ecology teacher, and Environmental Club advisor at Newport High School, for educating about and engaging students in community cleanups and special collections.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that by engaging volunteers, we extend the reach of our educational efforts and multiply the impact of our actions. These community volunteers exemplify the meaning of community stewardship. They serve as an inspiration to us all,” stated Shannon Reiter, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President.
Award winners and their programs can be found on KPB’s website under Grants & Awards,https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/GrantsAwards.aspx
.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.