Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Reports 523,855 Pounds of Trash and Tires Removed During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup of PA

(January 10, 2019) – During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup, held from September through October, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful worked with local groups and organizations to mobilize 13,297 volunteers who coordinated 577 events across Pennsylvania. Organized groups, civic organizations, family and friends canvassed their communities to remove 523,855 pounds of trash and tires from Pennsylvania’s watersheds and waterways, preventing litter and debris from making its way downstream.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the world’s oceans and waterways. The cleanup gives citizens around the world the opportunity to clean up their local waterways and to be a part of a larger movement.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful coordinates the effort in Pennsylvania.

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