Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Illegal Pennsylvania Dump Sites at Codorus State Park

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the direction of
 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the Department of Conservation and Natural
 Resources (DCNR) is looking for volunteers to help remove litter, cans and
 bottles, buckets, and bulky items from five locations in Codorus State Park,
 York County, Saturday, April 28.
     The cleanup of the illegal dumpsites is part of the Pennsylvania Forest
 Lands Beautification Program, a five-year effort to rid Pennsylvania state
 forests and state parks of dumps.  Organizing the cleanup for DCNR is PA
 CleanWays -- a nonprofit organization battling littering and illegal dumping
 for the past 10 years.
     Interested volunteers for Saturday's event should meet at 9 a.m. at the
 Codorus State Park Office on Route 216, three miles south of Hanover.
 Participants should come dressed with sturdy boots, long pants and long
 sleeves.  For additional information, call toll free at 1-877-772-3673
 (1-877-7PA FOREST) or the park office at (717) 637-2816.
     "Codorus State Park has old dump sites that are scattered in relatively
 inaccessible areas of the park," Park Manager Ed Kautz said.  "Until the
 Forest Land Beautification Program, the cleanup of these sites seemed
 insurmountable."
     This cleanup is one of about 30 scheduled this year across the state as
 part of the Forest Lands Beautification Program.  Signed into law by Gov.
 Ridge in 1998, the program provides up to $7.5 million over five years from
 the state's recycling fund to clean up existing dumps on state forest and park
 lands by recycling or properly disposing of the material.  More than 150
 dumpsites are found on state forest land throughout the state.
     To join the cleanup team or for more information, call PA CleanWays toll
 free at 1-877-7PA-FOREST (1-877-772-3673), or log on to the website at
 www.CleanPAForest.org.
 
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     CONTACT:  Gretchen A. Leslie, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania
 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 717-772-9101.
 
 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the direction of
 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the Department of Conservation and Natural
 Resources (DCNR) is looking for volunteers to help remove litter, cans and
 bottles, buckets, and bulky items from five locations in Codorus State Park,
 York County, Saturday, April 28.
     The cleanup of the illegal dumpsites is part of the Pennsylvania Forest
 Lands Beautification Program, a five-year effort to rid Pennsylvania state
 forests and state parks of dumps.  Organizing the cleanup for DCNR is PA
 CleanWays -- a nonprofit organization battling littering and illegal dumping
 for the past 10 years.
     Interested volunteers for Saturday's event should meet at 9 a.m. at the
 Codorus State Park Office on Route 216, three miles south of Hanover.
 Participants should come dressed with sturdy boots, long pants and long
 sleeves.  For additional information, call toll free at 1-877-772-3673
 (1-877-7PA FOREST) or the park office at (717) 637-2816.
     "Codorus State Park has old dump sites that are scattered in relatively
 inaccessible areas of the park," Park Manager Ed Kautz said.  "Until the
 Forest Land Beautification Program, the cleanup of these sites seemed
 insurmountable."
     This cleanup is one of about 30 scheduled this year across the state as
 part of the Forest Lands Beautification Program.  Signed into law by Gov.
 Ridge in 1998, the program provides up to $7.5 million over five years from
 the state's recycling fund to clean up existing dumps on state forest and park
 lands by recycling or properly disposing of the material.  More than 150
 dumpsites are found on state forest land throughout the state.
     To join the cleanup team or for more information, call PA CleanWays toll
 free at 1-877-7PA-FOREST (1-877-772-3673), or log on to the website at
 www.CleanPAForest.org.
 
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     CONTACT:  Gretchen A. Leslie, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania
 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 717-772-9101.
 
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