MONROE COUNTY, PA, August 29, 2018 – A press conference was held this morning by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB), Monroe 2030, Monroe County Commissioners, and the Monroe County Council of Governments  (COG) to announce an official county-wide litter pick-up day to take place one month from today, on September 29, 2018. The official name has been established as “Pick Up the Poconos Day,” named after the PMVB’s campaign “Pick Up the Poconos.” This event is rain or shine.

Now, the PMVB is requesting volunteers to participate in Pick Up the Poconos Day on September 29. Volunteers will receive free gifts from the PMVB and will be entered to win one of many prizes, including 4 waterpark passes to Great Wolf Lodge, a $100 Gift Certificate to the Hotel Fauchere, Dinner and a Show for 2 at Woodloch Resort, Laser Tag for 4 at Blue Mountain Resort, and much more. Those interested in signing up to help the effort can Sign Up Here, on the PMVB’s website. Volunteers will have a choice of which township or borough they’d like to help clean-up, as well as a choice between at least two roads. Gloves, bags, and vests will be provided to volunteers. For safety tips on picking up litter, refer to PickUpThePoconos.com.

The PMVB, Monroe 2030, Monroe County Commissioners, and the Monroe County Council of Governments are asking for your help to spread the word about Pick Up the Poconos Day.

About the Pocono Mountains

With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and open access to nine state and two national parks.

 

Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at www.PoconoMountains.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourismPR on 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 Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.