The Brookline Memorial Recreation Center
Earth Day - April 22, 2006
PA Cleanways Project

The Brookline Park team proclaims their
status as the #1 Environmental Cleanup
Crew in the City of Pittsburgh!

APRIL 22 - In celebration of Earth Day 2006, boys and girls from around the neighborhood came together in Brookline Park to take part in the PA Cleanways "Let's Pick It Up, PA" project. It was a nice spring morning and the kids worked hard. When the pizza arrived at noon they had filled the corner of the parking lot with a large pile of trash and other discarded debris. They did a great job.

The Cleanways Project here in Brookline was coordinated the South Pittsburgh Development Corporation (SPDC), a local community action group. The city-wide effort was directed by Carolyn Popp, a coordinator from the Pennsylvania Resources Council. PA Cleanways is a statewide effort to help eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Pennsylvania. Throughout the state, nearly 200,000 residents join yearly in the pickup.

Here in Brookline, the PA Cleanways effort was sponsored by the South Pittsburgh Development Corporation, Councilman Jim Motznik, South Hills Printing, Kribel's Bakery, Pizzarella, Giant Eagle, Party Cake Shop, Antonio's Pizza and the City of Pittsburgh. The shuttle bus was provided by Pastor Scott Bryte of St. Mark's Church.

The Brookline Park team included:

Regis Cusick, Will Johnson, Tera Mihelcic, Courtney Los, Orlando Harvard, Wolkims Exameau, Mark Mellix, Kali Casper, Alex Neff, Brian Hall, Bernie Cusick, Lorraine Hancock, Stephanie Snyder, Kelli Hall, Rodney Powell, Brandon Schnupp, Chase Johnson, Matt Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, Carmen Johnson, Jackie Day, Rocky Powell, Martino Stein, Karly Vates, Jordan Tegtmeier, Aaron Lagnese, Jacob Snyder, Meghan Tegtmeier, Wolky Guerriere, Tony Manuel, Laila Jones, Mildred Wicks, Jasmine Wicks, Jayla Wicks and their sister, Nick Manuel, James Perry, Jan Perry, Clint Burton, Mary Beth Steban, Milan Tyler and Michelle Underwood.

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