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Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Newest Local Affiliate- Keep Delaware County Beautiful

On December 13, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced the Delaware County Office of Sustainability has completed the process of becoming the newest affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB)—Keep Delco Beautiful!

The Delaware County affiliate is the fourth new local organization to join the KPB Affiliate Network this year.  Keep Reading Beautiful, Keep Dauphin County Beautiful and Scranton Tomorrow joined earlier in 2023.

KPB has a mission of empowering Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful and now through Keep Delco Beautiful, Delco residents can also support this mission through action.

To formalize the affiliation, the Delaware County Office of Sustainability formed an advisory committee, made up of local non-profits and community leaders passionate about beautifying Delaware County.

Next, the newly formed Keep Delco Beautiful team conducted KPB’s Community Assessment, which serves to gather data about the community in six categories, including: residents’ attitude about litter and community image, existing litter prevention programs, leaders of community and beautification efforts, existing waste and recycling policies, past and current community revitalization efforts and active volunteer groups.

The results of the Community Assessment will be used to guide the development of a local plan for changing attitudes and behaviors regarding litter, recycling, beautification, and related issues.

Delaware County Sustainability and Resilience Manager, and Keep Delco Beautiful affiliate coordinator, Rebecca Yurkovich had this to say about the partnership, “The Delaware County Office of Sustainability is thrilled to join the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliate network. Forming Keep Delco Beautiful not only provides us access to new tools for achieving the County’s Zero Waste goals, as established in Sustain Delco: A Sustainability Plan for Delaware County, but it also formalizes our commitment to working with our community in pursuit of KPB’s vision of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania.”

“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is grateful to the Delaware County Office of Sustainability and the many individuals who believe in our mission and were instrumental in supporting the adoption of a local KPB affiliate. We hope to complement the existing programs and resources to make it even easier for residents of Delaware County to keep their communities clean and beautiful,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

The group’s overall strategic plan for the next three years includes bringing together community groups and partners to address litter abatement, waste reduction, and beautification, while also providing education and spreading awareness about environmental stewardship.

For additional information about Keep Delco Beautiful, please visit the Delaware County Office of Sustainability webpage or contact Rebecca Yurkovich at yurkovichr@co.delaware.pa.us.

For more information about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s local affiliates, visit KPB’s Affiliate Network webpage. To inquire about starting an affiliate in your area, contact Kylie McCutcheon at kmccutcheon@keeppabeautiful.org or 724-836-4121 x114.

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

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

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-- Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Newest Local Affiliate- Keep Delaware County Beautiful  [PaEN]

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-- LancasterOnline: ‘Wishcycling’ Or Willful Disregard For Recycling Practices?

-- Centre Daily Times: Know Your Drop-Off Recycling Options In Centre County

-- Reading Eagle: Local Hearing Delayed For Proposed Hazardous Materials Storage Site In Limerick

[Posted: December 13, 2023]


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