The Brookline Memorial Recreation Center
Earth Day - April 26, 2014
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Project

The Brookline Park Cleanup Crew

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APRIL 26 - In honor of Earth Day 2014, the boys and girls of Brookline came together for the 10th annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful "Pick It Up, PA" project, part of the Great American Cleanup. One team worked their way through Brookline Park, then along Breining Street, Brookline Boulevard and Fitch Way, while another went west to tidy up Moore Park. When the cleanup was finished, these hardy youngsters had collected quite an assortment of tires, garbage and other discarded debris.

            

The Cleanup Project here in Brookline was coordinated by Keith Knecht of the South Pittsburgh Development Corporation (SPDC), a local community action group, and the Brookline Recreation Center staff. City-wide effort are directed by coordinators from the Pennsylvania Resources Council. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is statewide effort to help eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Pennsylvania. Every year on Earth Day weekend, concerned citizens throughout the state join in the pickup. This year the park cleanup was a week late due to the Easter holiday.

Lots of trash.     Thanks Old School!
This year our hardy volunteers rounded up a sizeable amount of trash.

When the work is complete, and one looks at the amount of garbage removed from our two city parks, it is heartening to see the results of the effort. It is equally disappointing to think that people are content to discard so much trash without respect to the environment or the community. The War on Trash is a weekly engagement at the park. The Citiparks and the Public Works crews do their best to stay on top of the situation, but we need everyone to chip in and do their part to help keep our parks, and our community, a safe and clean place for everyone.

After a hard morning redding up there
were lots of hungry mouths to feed.
After a hard day's morning redding up the park,
there were plenty of hungry mouths to feed.

Thanks to all of the community volunteers who made our 10th annual park cleanup another success. Your hard work really and dedication really does make a difference.

Thanks also to South Pittsburgh Development Corporation (SPDC), Antonio's Pizzeria and our partners in Citiparks for their continued support of the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful project and our efforts here in Brookline Park.

Photos from Past Cleanups

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