FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2017
Contact: Palmira Miller
Email: [email protected]
PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups
Luzerne — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of three illegal dumpsites this fall in Potter County:
Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hector Township along Loucks Mill Rd.
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bingham Township along Rowley Rd.
Tuesday, October 31
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Roulette Township along a creek on Burleson Ave.
Two additional cleanups are scheduled for Monday, October 30th, in partnership with the Potter County Probation Community Service Office.
PEC will provide volunteers with gloves, bags, vests, snacks, drinks and lunch. We will also cover the costs of transportation, as well as disposal and/or recycling of all trash, scrap metal, and tires collected from the sites. To volunteer, or for additional information, please contact Program Coordinator Palmira Miller at 570-592-7876 or [email protected] to ensure enough food and supplies are available.
Since 2015, PEC has spearheaded, coordinated, conducted, and funded 112 illegal dumpsite cleanups within four Northern Pennsylvania counties. With help from partners and volunteers, the PEC Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program has eradicated 30 illegal dumpsites in Potter County, 52 in Susquehanna County, 15 in Wayne County, and 15 in Pike County. Funding for these projects was obtained via the settlement of a Department of Environmental Protection enforcement action.
About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real world solutions for environmental challenges. These solutions bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. PEC was founded in 1970 and serves the entire state through offices in Luzerne, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
For more information, visit www.pecpa.org.