Susquehanna River Island cleanup is Saturday

Volunteers needed; register today

PHOTO PROVIDED This young man is a volunteer collecting a tire from the riverbank along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River during a CleanScapes cleanup event.

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Cleanscapes has planned two community cleanup events this month.

This Saturday, April 14, the West Branch Susquehanna River Island Cleanup will be held in Bald Eagle and Colebrook townships from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bald Eagle Boys Camp and Lock Haven University students will be among volunteers.

The volunteers will be collecting trash and tires from a wild and scenic West Branch Susquehanna Island or work on the mainland unloating boots or loading items into the roll-off dumpster.

If needed, volunteers will be transported to the island by motorized boat.

Long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended. Closed toe shoes are mandatory and waterproof knee high boots are recommended. No bare feet or sandals. An extra jacket, hat, sunscreen, shoes and socks are highly recommended.

CleanScapes provides bug spray repellent, gloves, trash bags and all registered volunteers are treated with an on-site picnic style pizza lunch and refreshments after the cleanup.

Meeting location and driving directions will be provided after you register with Clinton County CleanScapes.

Registration is requested by 12 noon, Wednesday, April 12, for the April 14 cleanup and noon on April 26 for the April 28 event. To register, contact CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy at clintoncountycleanscapes@yahoo.com or 570-726-3511. Lock Haven University students may register with Mountain Serve in the PUB.

Another river cleanup event will take place on Saturday, April 28, when Greater Jersey Shore Ridge and Valley Community Cleanup Day will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. with local Boy Scouts, Lock Haven University students and township employees from Piatt, Porter and Watson townships joining the CleanScapes crew.

More cleanups are scheduled July 21 and Sept. 8.

Updates will be posted on www.cleanscapes-ncpa.com and photographs from the event will be posted on Facebook.

Community cleanup event funding is provided by the Roscoe M. and Edith M. Wolf Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA, the Clinton County Community Foundation and 2018 CleanScapes event sponsors; American Legion Post 36, Elizabeth Brobst, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 970, Let George Do It, City of Lock Haven, Judith and Thomas Leidy, Loyalsock Creek Watershed Assoc., Brenda and Donald Lysle, Trout Unlimited-Lloyd Wilson Ch. 224, Pine Creek Twp., Pinerows, LLC, Sons of Italy No. 146, and Wayne Twp.

Partners and donations are provided by Bald Eagle Boys Camp, Bason Family, Clinton County Commissioners, Susquehanna Transit, Lock Haven University, Wayne Twp. Landfill/SWA, and PennDOT Dist. 2.

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