Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Roadside Clean-up Begins Tomorrow

Blogger's Note: Brought to you courtesy of a posting on the Hopewell Big Woods Facebook page.
Time for a roadside Spring clean-up

PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of PA, which begins March 1 and runs through May 31.

“Cleanup events like this have been a great success in improving the quality of life for Pennsylvanians by creating cleaner roadsides and communities,” said Secretary Barry Schoch. “Many dedicated residents return year after year to show their support, and I encourage more Pennsylvanians to show pride in our state through these great opportunities.”

(Hmmm yes, great opportunity to do something for free that PennDOT normally pays people to do. Who writes these quotes?)

Interested volunteers can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup group and other information at the Great American Cleanup of PA website.

Many of PennDOT’s 7,100 Adopt-A-Highway groups, who collect trash year-round, also join in this event.

Visit the PennDOT website and click on “PennDOT near you” for the phone number of the nearest PennDOT District Office to sign up for Adopt-A-Highway.

(Here's the direct link. And here's the phone number for District 6: (610) 205-6700, it's not easy to find on their web site.)

Last year, more than 159,000 volunteers collected 7 million pounds of trash from 13,140 miles of roads, trails and shorelines during the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. Additionally, PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway volunteers picked up more than 3.5 million pounds of trash along more than 10,000 miles of roadway during the cleanup event last year.

PennDOT provides gloves, trash bags and safety vests to cleanup volunteers.

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