KPB: 158,821 Volunteers In Great American Cleanup Of PA, 30,000 More Than Last Year

PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday reported 158,821 volunteers participated in the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA, cleaning up trash or beautifying their communities in more than 6,000 events across Pennsylvania. Participation this year increased by 30,664 volunteers over the 2015 cleanup.

Organized groups, civic organizations, families and friends took to Pennsylvania parks, trails, and streets to reclaim communities by picking up 5 million pounds of trash and planting 15,465 flowers, bulbs and other plants in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.

As in years past, all 67 counties participated in this annual community improvement event which is held from March 1 through May 31.

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