PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The statewide cleanup is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners through which interested individuals and groups can create cleanup events. Groups involved in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
In addition to the statewide cleanup, registered events have access to free disposal at participating landfills during “Pick it Up PA Days” from April 12 to May 5.
PennDOT provides gloves, trash bags and safety vests to AAH and Great American Cleanup of PA groups with funding from DEP’s Solid Waste Abatement Fund.
During last year’s Great American Cleanup, 6.1 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails and shorelines by more than 137,000 volunteers. PennDOT’s AAH program contributed more than 72,000 volunteers who cleaned up more than 65 percent of the collected litter on 10,859 miles of cleaned up roadway.
Through the AAH program, volunteers collect litter on a two-mile section of state highway four times a year. The program currently has nearly 7,000 participating groups, more than 117,000 volunteers and 15,140 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.
Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup and other information about the effort online at www.gacofpa.org.
Groups interested in adopting a section of highway are encouraged to contact their local PennDOT County Maintenance office and ask for the AAH coordinator, or visit www.dot.state.pa.us.
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Listen to 98.9 WQLV-FM for all your high school basketball playoffs. Wednesday, March 12 we will have West Perry vs. Abington Heights at Martz Hall with the pregame beginning at 5:45pm. Then immediately after the West Perry game we will join the Halifax vs. Shade in progress from Big Spring High in Newville. Listen to all the action from court side on 98.9 WQLV-fm or wqlvfm.com.
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Do you make really good chili? Put your chili to the test by participating in the WQLV Chili Cook-Off! It's free to participate. So make plans for Saturday, May 3. The WQLV Chili Cook-Off is part of the 25th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in downtown Millersburg. You can register your team by calling the radio station at 692-9758 or grab the rules and application off the wqlvfm.com web page.
Hall's Ice Cream recently sample the new Ronald McDonald House Ice Cream flavor "Harry Raz Barry" and Karns Grocery. Proceeds from the purchase of this flavor benefits the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
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