Local Volunteers organize to cleanup Little Tinicum Island on Friday, September 30, 2016

Local Volunteers organize to cleanup Little Tinicum Island on Friday, September 30, 2016

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry William Penn Forest District, Delaware Sojourn, United By Blue, Ridley Township Marina, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Floatilla 04-76 and Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation join hundreds of thousands of people around the world in a global movement for Trash Free Seas as part of the 31st International Coastal Cleanup. Funding for the cleanup is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Resource Management Program.

What:    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry William Penn Forest District, Delaware Sojourn, United By Blue, Ridley Township Marina and Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation are organizing a beach cleanup expected to be attended by over a hundred local volunteers as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 31st International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to clean up our waterways, beaches, lakes, rivers and local parks. This volunteer effort will provide an opportunity to photograph local individuals and groups making their communities clean and beautiful. You can photograph local volunteers collecting trash and the trash itself – including unusual finds, as well as common types of debris that pollute our waterways.          
          
When &
Where:   Friday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ridley Township Marina, 401 S Swarthmore Ave, Ridley Park, PA 19078, (610) 521-2800. To find additional Cleanup sites near you go to www.keeppabeautiful.org/CalendarOfEvents.aspx.

In Pennsylvania, 14,000 volunteers picked up over 1 million pounds of trash – a quarter of the nation’s total reported trash collected during the International Coastal Cleanup in 2015. 

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 121 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org