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More Than 40 Fruit Trees To Be Planted In Norristown Friday

Patch – NORRISTOWN, PA — A unique charitable endeavor in Norristown aims to both beautify the local area while improving food security for residents. Volunteers with multiple organizations will join together this Friday, Oct. 16 to plant more than 40 fruit trees and shrubs at Hancock Elementary

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Keep PA Beautiful: Clean Up Your Neighborhood With The Help Of Pick Up Pennsylvania

PA Environmental Digest Blog – Litter affects the health and safety of humans and wildlife, is visually unpleasant and sends a message that no one cares. Once it reaches our waterways, it transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with river, marine and coastal environments. Keep

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Reynoldsville Autumn in the Park planning to expand after second successful year

The Courier Express – The 2nd annual Autumn in the Park was so successful Sunday that plans to expand next year are already in the works. Event planner Tracy Weber said she had to turn away so many vendors who wanted to participate this year because of

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Keep Cambria County Beautiful appliance and tire collection planned

The Tribune Democrat – Keep Cambria County Beautiful will hold its fall appliance and tire collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (10/17/2020) in the parking lot at the Stonycreek Township Municipal Building, 1610 Bedford St., Johnstown. Appliances that don’t contain the chemical freon can be

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Preregister for next Westmoreland Cleanways hazardous waste collection

The Tribune-Review – Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Center officials are suggesting county residents begin preparing early for the next household hazardous waste collection Oct. 24. Ellen Keefe, executive director of the nonprofit environmental organization, said the collection will be its first at the new recycling facility that

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Seeking End to Dumping, McKeesport Council Increases Fines

The Tube City Almanac – Frustrated by dozens of illegal dump sites throughout McKeesport, council has voted to drastically increase the fines and the city will soon post cameras in target areas. Council on Wednesday voted 7-0 to amend the city’s illegal dumping ordinance to set a

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Volunteers sought for Yough River tire cleanup

Tribune Review – It was clear to Tom Yoder last week that the work of 65 volunteers on canoes in 2019 to remove 300 tires from the Youghiogheny River had a positive impact. A recent trip on the river showed him the waterway was back to its natural state

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Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land Announce Four National Finalists

CISION PR Newswire – ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land have announced the four national finalists for the Cox Conserves Heroes Award, a program that recognizes volunteers who are creating, conserving or beautifying green space in their communities. The title of National

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Keep PA Beautiful: Vote For Local Cox Conserves Hero Nicole Chandler-Harper By Oct. 15

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep PA Beautiful is encouraging the public to vote for local Cox Conserves Hero Nicole Chandler-Harper to help win $50,000. Nicole Chandler-Harper, a Philadelphia native, was chosen as one of four Cox Conserves Heroes regional award winners for her extensive clean up

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Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling expands facility to accept foam for recycling

Latrobe Bulletin – Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling has received a $46,500 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) to add a foam densifier to its current drop-off facility in Unity Township that recovers hard-to-recycle materials. Westmoreland Cleanways first opened its drop-off facility in 2014 to manage hard-to-recycle

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