Will you volunteer to spring clean the roads?

Stephani Brown, left, with the Ladyz of Empowerment, a motorcycle organization, and Bill Payton of the American Indian Bikers Alliance M/C pick up trash in York. (Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News)

Stephani Brown, left, with the Ladyz of Empowerment, a motorcycle organization, and Bill Payton of the American Indian Bikers Alliance M/C pick up trash in York earlier this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News)

When this snow melts, it will likely reveal lots of trash along the roads.

Plastic shopping bags, soda bottles and car parts are just some of the items that litter the highway.

It takes volunteers to help spruce up the roadsides and keep their communities looking beautiful.

This year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania runs through May 31, according to the state Department of Transportation and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Volunteers receive gloves, trash bags and safety vests from PennDOT to participate in the cleanup.

How much does participating make a difference?

Consider this: Last year’s effort resulted in 6.1 million pounds of litter being picked up statewide along roads, trails and shorelines, a news release states.

Are you interested in participating? You can find a listing up cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup and other information at www.gacofpa.org.

 

 

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