Monthly archive for March 2017

As reports of illegal dumping rise, can Philly bring new solutions to this old problem?

PlanPhilly -It’s Saturday morning and a group of volunteers is gathered around a vacant lot next to the train tracks at Erie Avenue in Tioga. There’s trash piled everywhere: tires, abandoned pieces of furniture and appliances, and plastic bags hanging from branches. Raymond Gant, a 60-year-old North […]

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Keep PA Beautiful Urges Students To Apply For Keep America Beautiful’s Youth Advisory Council

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep America Beautiful is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 National Youth Advisory Council which provides an opportunity for 10 high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds to participate in a service learning and leadership development program. Read Entire Article

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DEP, PennDOT Receive National Recognition From Keep America Beautiful

PA Environment Digest Blog – The departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation were two of 13 Keep America Beautiful State Agency Partner Award recipients at the annual Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony in January for their support of the Great American Cleanup of PA. Read Entire […]

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DEP, PennDOT receive national recognition from Keep America Beautiful

The Progress – The departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation were two of 13 Keep America Beautiful State Agency Partner Award recipients at the annual Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony in January for their support of the Great American Cleanup of PA. Read Entire Article

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PEC: Get Your Hands Dirty In Luzerne, Columbia County State Forests, Plant Trees

PA Environment Digest – Join the PA Environmental Council, DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Keep PA Beautiful to celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping with tree plantings in Pinchot State Forest in Luzerne County and Weiser State Forest in Columbia County on April 21-22. To ensure are […]

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DEP Announces Winners Of 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

PA Environment Digest – Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced 21 organizations across the Commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service in environmental stewardship. Read Entire Article

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Volunteers Needed for Statewide Clean-up, Beautification Effort

Gant Daily – Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Clean-up of Pennsylvania that runs through May 31. The clean-up is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other […]

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Great American Cleanup underway

Observer Reporter – The 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA is being held through May 31. Those who register their cleanup events can receive free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices while supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification […]

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Volunteer for the Great American Cleanup

Observer Reporter – Pennsylvania – PennDot and the DEP want your help to clean roadways and highways across the state.  Volunteers help pick up litter and host recycling events,, as well as plant bulbs and trees. Last year over five million pounds of collected from Pennsylvania roadways […]

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PennDOT seeks volunteers to clean up millions of pounds of litter

Philly Voice – The next time you consider tossing a candy wrapper out your window on the highway or at the park, try to remember that there are about 12.8 million people living in Pennsylvania. If everyone did it, we might be turning on our wipers to […]

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