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Watershed Cleanup Day Set for Saturday

on April 18, 2019 5:03 PM

STATE COLLEGE — Individuals, families and groups can celebrate Earth Day Weekend and make an impact in their community by taking part in the 23rd Annual Watershed Cleanup Day, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will descend on sites throughout Centre County's watersheds to clean up trash and litter and then celebrate together at a Volunteer Picnic at Circleville Park in State College. 

Since 1997, Watershed Cleanup Day volunteers have removed 6.195 million pounds of waste from local streams, roadways, sinkholes, and illegal dumpsites. Led by ClearWater Conservancy and in partnership with Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority and the local MS4 partners, Watershed Cleanup Day is supported by local contractors, heavy equipment operators, businesses and Centre County municipalities.

In 2018, more than 600 volunteers helped to remove about 35,460 pounds of trash from Centre County. On Saturday, community members can once agains work together to keep Centre County beautiful as we they to collect another 50 tons

To join the 2019 Cleanup as a group, family or individual please the online signup at www.clearwaterconservancy.org/wcd. Volunteers can suggest a cleanup site or be assigned to a site. All materials, including gloves, bags and safety vests, are provided. 

 

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