Volunteers needed for region-wide, bi-annual effort Saturday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day this year by spending time caring for the environment. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) is seeking volunteers for its region-wide litter pick-up day on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. The Pick Up the Poconos Spring Cleanup is just one component of the PMVB’s “Pick Up the Poconos” campaign, which has resulted in nearly 28,000 bags of trash being picked up and properly disposed of.

Anyone interested in helping the cause can fill out a volunteer form located at PickUpthePoconos.com (HERE). The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 10, 2023, by 5 p.m.

There are more than 20 locations across Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon counties for volunteers to choose from. There are also various private cleanups happening in conjunction with this initiative. Volunteers will receive supply kits on the day of the cleanup consisting of trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and other supplies.

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to the annual Earth Day Celebration, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pocono Organics for exclusive access to great door prizes as well as food and beverages vouchers, educational activities and more.

Please help spread the word by sharing the event on Facebook (HERE).

For resources and safety tips on picking up litter, visit PickUpThePoconos.com. For information about getting your local community or organization involved, please contact [email protected].

The PMVB is in the process of planning its Fall Pick Up the Poconos Day on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Stay tuned for more information.


Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTVNetwork on X (formerly Twitter) to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. The PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.