CleanScapes plans hillside project Saturday

Traffic on Keller Street, Youngdale Road to be affected

PHOTO PROVIDED Team members who will help with the Rail Trail Hillside Community Cleanup Day on Saturday include, from left, Castanea Fire Station volunteers Lt. Kassi Rosemeier, Deputy Chief Joe Miller, Chief Brandon Myers, junior firefighter Jevon Myers, firefighter Colton Neff and Assistant Chief Tyler Bates, and Wayne Township’s Deputy Chief Malcolm Stabley and Chief Rob Bowmaster.

CASTANEA — Everyone is invited to join Castanea Fire Co. No. 1, Lock Haven University students and Clinton County CleanScapes for a Rail Trail Hillside half-day community cleanup Saturday.

The cleanup will be on a hillside next to Youngdale Road.

Participants will gather 65 tires and fill “Super Sacs” from the Keller Street and Youngdale Road hillsides overlooking the Rail Trail. The goal is to remove at least 45 tires and more than three tons of trash.

Cleanup teams will be supported by Castanea Township staff operating heavy equipment. Filled “Super Sacs” will be winched up the hill and then loaded into roll-off dumpsters.

To ensure the safety of the volunteers and the equipment operators, a portion of Keller Street and Youngdale Road will be closed to public traffic, between McElhattan Avenue in Castanea to the intersection of Stabley and McKinney roads in Wayne Township, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Volunteers from Castanea and Wayne Township fire stations will control traffic for the event.

All registered cleanup participants will receive meeting location information, gloves, bags, a safety vest, and a lunch supplied by Subway of Lock Haven.

To register, contact CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy at clintoncounty or 570-726-3511 by noon Thursday.

This event is made possible by financial donations provided by Bald Eagle, Cummings, Pine Creek, and Wayne townships; Woolrich Inc.; Sage Resources; the Arthur and Betty DerDerian Memorial Fund; Susan and James Dolan; Let George Do It; Haffley Insurance; Avery Dennison; Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association; Judith and Thomas Leidy; Don and Brenda Lysle; the LHU Climbing Club and the Clinton County Community Foundation.

Project partners are Castanea and Wayne townships, the Wayne Township Landfill/Solid Waste Authority, PennDOT District 2, First Quality, and Clinton County government.