Volunteers needed to help ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ litter

Volunteers needed to help ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ litter

WTAJ Altoona – HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials are encouraging people to volunteer for a statewide campaign of fall litter cleanups that will benefit local streams, rivers and lakes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated that about 80 percent of marine debris originates as land trash. In an effort to reduce that percentage, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging everyone across the commonwealth to participate in “Pick Up Pennsylvania.”

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