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Volunteers Made A Difference On Watershed Cleanup Day

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (May 1, 2024) — On April 20, 2024, ClearWater Conservancy, Centre County Refuse and Recycling Authority, and the Spring Creek Watershed MS4 Partnership hosted the 28th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day, and it was a huge success! Individuals, families, and groups came together to cleanup Centre County and keep watersheds healthy. The event was held during Earth Day weekend on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Since 1997, event volunteers have removed more than 6 million pounds of waste from local roads, streams, sinkholes, and illegal dumpsites. This year, 550 volunteers cleared 6,320 pounds of trash across 57 sites across Centre County, removing pollution that could otherwise end up in local waterways.  

“This is an important and worthwhile opportunity to get people to take care of our local watersheds,” said Donnan Stoicovy, Interim Executive Director at ClearWater Conservancy. “When we can clean up our local roadsides and waterways, we help all those downstream maintain a healthier environment, too.” 

Watershed Cleanup Day is supported by local businesses and municipalities; the event was led by ClearWater Conservancy in association with the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA) and the Spring Creek Watershed Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) partners. The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore natural resources through land conservation, water resource stewardship, and environmental outreach across Central Pennsylvania. 

ClearWater extends a huge THANKS to the volunteers, partners, and sponsors who supported this event a cleaned up around the streams, streamsides, and open spaces that make this region such a healthy and beautiful place to live! 

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