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200+ Volunteers Ready to Tackle Pocono Litter this Saturday

WHAT: Armed with trash bags and donning safety vests, more than 200 volunteers will fan out across the four-county region to clean litter as part of the “Pick Up the Poconos” Spring Cleanup in honor of Earth Day.The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) organized the cleanup after noticing, with the snowmelt, local roads are exceptionally littered. There are six designated locations where participants can pick up supplies the morning of the event.

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WHENSaturday, April 24, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Participants will clean streets in Jim Thorpe, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Milford, Honesdale, and Hawley/Lake Wallenpaupack.

WHO: Students of East Stroudsburg University and Wallenpaupack Area School District are among the volunteers. Various community groups including the Bill Kiger Community Cleanup, Honesdale Rotary, Keep Hawley-Honesdale Beautiful, and Lackawaxen River Trails have organized cleanups in conjunction with “Pick Up the Poconos”, as well as Camelback, Great Wolf Lodge, and Kalahari.

The PMVB organized its “Pick Up the Poconos” Spring Cleanup with support from various partners including Keep PA Beautiful, Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, PennDOT, Waste Management, and the participating municipalities.