FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matt Maisel, Director of Communications
March 15, 2023
HARRISBURG — Nearly 90 volunteers showed up on Saturday to clean one of Harrisburg’s busiest roads.
Members of the City of Harrisburg’s Department of Parks and Recreation joined officials from Dauphin County, and numerous other student and adult volunteers to pick up trash along Industrial Road next to Wildwood Park.
Together, the group took more than 100 bags of litter; the trash weighing a total of 1.3 tons (2600 pounds).
The City of Harrisburg’s next clean up event will take place Saturday, March 25 in the Cloverly Terrace neighborhood. The litter pick-up is being organized by the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) and the Capital Area Greenbelt Association (CAGA). Work will start at the Greenbelt entrance shed at 13th and Cameron Streets at 9 a.m.
The Cameron Parkway has accumulated trash as a result of decades of illegal dumping, littering, and trash blowing. A significant portion of the trash has made its way to the Greenbelt and into Spring Creek. The goal of the clean-up is to not only pick-up trash, but raise funds to install trash barriers, re-vegetate the area, and manage invasive species.
Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, water, and a friend! Wear long pants and boots or sturdy shoes.