Smart Talk: Spring Cleanup Time in PA

(March 16, 2015)  – WITF Live -Instead of grass, the first thing we see on the side of many Pennsylvania roads and waterways, once the snow has melted, is trash. Every year the first big thaw brings relief to drivers sick of ice and snow, but also reveals the toll that winter has taken on the state’s roads and highways.

The volunteers of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful are ready to take on the task of a spring cleanup. Originally launched by one woman and her local community in Westmoreland County to keep large and unwanted trash items off of their local roads, what has become Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is currently collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in an event called the Great American Cleanup.

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