PA Environment Digest – The departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that begins March 1 and runs through May 31.
The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
“Pennsylvania is a beautiful state, and it’s imperative that we work together to keep it that way,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “I urge individuals to join the thousands of volunteers in their communities to participate in the cleanup this year to keep Pennsylvania not only aesthetically beautiful, but environmentally safe.”
Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup, and other information about the effort online. Groups interested in adopting a section of highway are encouraged to contact their local PennDOT County Maintenance office and ask for the AAH coordinator.