PA Environment Digest Blog – On June 16, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to continue their work with the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).
This is the tenth year that KPB received funding from the national organization.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will again partner with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources focusing on Pennsylvania State Parks.
To combat against cigarette litter, the program advocates that participating communities focus on three primary types of cigarette littering interventions; public messaging, infrastructure placement, or a combination of both.
“With our smoke-free beach program now in place at most of our state park waterfront operations, we are seeing a more than 95 percent reduction in cigarette litter in these specific areas,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “However, this type of cleanup still diverts park personnel from much more meaningful tasks they could be addressing. We welcome Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s continuing support in combatting this problem.”