Thousands expected to participate in ‘Schuylkill Scrub’ cleanup

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Courtesy Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

The Schuylkill Action Network is hosting its annual Schuylkill Scrub, a two-month-long series of cleanups between April 1 and May 31 along the 130 miles of riverbank in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.

“What sets the Schuylkill Scrub apart is how it fits into anyone’s schedule,” Schuylkill Action Network coordinator Tom Davidock said in a statement.

“Instead of a single, one-day event, we have dozens spread across two months and more than five counties.”

Anyone hosting a riverside cleanup in that time frame is invited to register online, where they can receive free gloves, trash bags and safety vests and will be eligible to win a free rain barrel or $100 toward the purchase of indigenous plants.

Volunteers wishing to pitch in can also find opportunities in their area on the site. Participating landfills will offer free disposals during Pick It Up PA Days, which run from April 20 to May 6.

The Schuylkill Scrub was founded in 2010 by the Green Valleys Association and the Hay Creek Watershed Association. It last year included over 2,000 volunteers at more than 90 sites.

“Volunteers cleaned up over 600 miles of Pennsylvania’s shoreline and waterways last year – roughly a three-fold increase over 2011,” Great American Cleanup of PA program coordinator Michelle Dunn said in a statement.

“This would not be possible without campaigns like the Schuylkill Scrub and the volunteers they rally to our cause.”



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