Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Reminds Pennsylvanian’s to Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup

(September 17, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful would like to remind Pennsylvania residents to that there is still time to be a part of the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is held from September 1st through October 31st and is the largest volunteer effort aimed at improving the health of the ocean, bringing out hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to remove millions of pounds of plastics and debris from beaches, lakes and waterways.  This event has grown to include participation by all 50 states and U.S. territories and 90 countries with the number growing each year. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is proud to coordinate this effort in Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for an ICC cleanup, please contact Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.   Gloves and bags are available for registered events while supplies last.

Any cleanup site is eligible since we all live in a watershed and all waterways flow into our coastal waters.

International Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, September 19, however, ICC events can be held from September 1st through October 31st

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.