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Nearly 300 Volunteers Ready to Tackle Pocono Litter this Saturday
WHAT: Nearly 300 volunteers will join forces to help beautify the four-county region during Pick Up the Poconos Day, organized by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). Volunteers are given supply bags containing trash bags, gloves, and safety vests.
This is the 5th Pick Up the Poconos Day, and since the event’s inception in 2018, hundreds of volunteers have removed nearly 2,500 bags of trash from roads throughout the Pocono Mountains.
WHERE: Volunteers will remove litter from designated roads across 26 townships/boroughs in Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties.
WHO: In addition to individuals and families, community groups and businesses are also holding cleanups in conjunction with Pick Up the Poconos Day. Participants include students/staff of East Stroudsburg University, employees of Jack Frost Big Boulder, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Friends of Cherry Valley, Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, Milford Garden Club, Honesdale Rotary, Keep Hawley-Honesdale Beautiful, and Lackawaxen River Trails.
Pick Up the Poconos Day is held with support from partners including Keep PA Beautiful, Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, PennDOT, and the 26 participating municipalities.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTVNetwork 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 PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.