Keep PA Beautiful Earns National Recognition At Keep America Beautiful Awards Ceremony

Keep America Beautiful presented Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful with a Diamond State Affiliate Recognition Award at Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards Ceremony during its 2018 National Conference in Dallas, Texas this month.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful was honored for its outstanding promotion of Keep America Beautiful’s mission statewide and for its program support for local affiliates in Pennsylvania, distinguishing itself as an exemplary statewide affiliate organization. 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful earned the Diamond Award, the highest recognition, for its implementation of multiple community improvement programs, including--

-- Great American Cleanup of PA: The Great American Cleanup of PA is Pennsylvania’s premier community improvement initiative. Since the inception of this annual event in 2004, over 2.1 million volunteers have picked up 97 million pounds of litter and waste, 170,619 miles of roads, waterways, shorelines, and trails have been cleaned, and more than 181,000 trees, bulbs, and flowers have been planted. 

-- Cigarette Litter Prevention Program: The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program provides an opportunity to educate consumers on the hazards of cigarette litter and provide tools to change their behavior. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has been implementing the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program throughout Pennsylvania since 2010.

“We are honored to be recognized with the Diamond Award for the implementation of our statewide programming that provides the tools and resources that our local residents need to improve our communities,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.   

“Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards celebrates some of our country’s most dedicated community leaders-- representatives from our affiliates and partner organizations,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “It’s my privilege to recognize such valuable, mission-based work that our state affiliates achieve in helping communities become more socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.”

Celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful consists of a national network of more than 600 statewide and community-based affiliates whose programs and initiatives, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.

Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.


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