Monthly archive for December 2015

25 Communities Receiving Keep PA Beautiful’s 25th Anniversary Grants Get Results

PA Environment Digest – The 25 communities in 21 counties receiving Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 25th anniversary grants to address illegal dumping, litter and beautification have achieved real results. The grants, which were awarded in June, provided up to $1,000 for community improvement projects in their three focus […]

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2 Berks community organizations commended for achievements

Reading Eagle – Berks County, Pa. – Two Berks County organizations are among 25 in the state commended for the results they achieved after being awarded grants from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful this year.Antietam Valley Community Partnership and West Reading Elm Street received Keep 25th Anniversary grants from […]

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Keep PA Beautiful Surveillance Cameras Catch Dumpers In Erie County

PA Environment Digest – For years, residents of Wesleyville Borough in Erie County and residents of nearby communities have used the Borough’s recycling center to leave old furniture, mattresses, tires, computers, even paint and hazardous chemicals. In 2013, the Borough researched the purchase of security cameras, but […]

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Keep PA Beautiful, Westmoreland County Land Bank Partner On Strategic Greening

PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, announced a Strategic Community Greening Partnership Pilot Program with a $2,000 seed grant to the “The Seeds of Change Project” for a community garden in Jeannette. The Seeds of Change project is […]

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‘Seeds of Change’ to take root in Jeannette

TribLive.com – Overgrown brush and a dilapidated two-story building in the heart of Jeannette's downtown will soon become a community garden for budding green thumbs. The two rectangular lots next to each other at Clay Avenue and Seventh Street will be transformed into “The Seeds of Change” […]

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Westmoreland County Land Bank supports ‘Seeds of Change’ in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Business Daily – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) has partnered with the Westmoreland County Land Bank and Jeannette, Pennsylvania, residents to provide a seed grant to transform a blighted property into a community garden via “The Seeds of Change Project.” The plan is to use $2,000 to […]

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Wesleyville cracks down on illegal dumping

YourErie.com – ERIE, Pa. – Wesleyville is cracking down on illegal dumping. More than a dozen people caught illegally dumping at a recycling facility, security camera footage catching it all. It used to be a common sight to see old furniture, mattresses and electronics dumped at the […]

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Organization notes two nabbed for fouling environment

Observer Reporter – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a nonprofit organization, and the Washington County Court system’s Furlough Into Service program marked their 100th illegal dump cleanup in Washington County this fall. The work completed by this partnership since 2011 has been funded through the state Department of Community […]

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